Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) CEO Gene Lee on Q2 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Dec. 18, 2020 7:21 PM ETDarden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)
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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) Q2 2021 Earnings Conference Call December 18, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Company Participants

Kevin Kalicak - Investor Relations

Gene Lee - Chief Executive Officer

Rick Cardenas - Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

David Tarantino - Baird

Chris O’Cull - Stifel

Andrew Charles - Cowen & Company

Brian Bittner - Oppenheimer & Company

Eric Gonzalez - KeyBanc Capital Markets

Chris Carril - RBC Capital Markets

Jeffrey Bernstein - Barclays

Peter Saleh - BTIG

John Glass - Morgan Stanley

Dennis Geiger - UBS

Jeff Farmer - Gordon Haskett

Lauren Silberman - Credit Suisse

Jon Tower - Wells Fargo

Nicole Miller - Piper Sandler

David Palmer - Evercore ISI

Nick Setyan - Wedbush Securities

Andrew Strelzik - BMO

Andy Barish - Jefferies

Brett Levy - MKM Partners

John Ivankoe - JPMorgan

Gregory Francfort - Bank of America

Jared Gardner - Goldman Sachs

James Rutherford - Stephens Inc.

Brian Vaccaro - Raymond James

Jake Bartlett - Truist Securities

Priya Ohri-Gupta - Barclays


Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Fiscal ‘21 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the call over to your speaker today, Kevin Kalicak. Thank you. Please go ahead, sir.

Kevin Kalicak

Thank you, James. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for participating on today’s call. Joining me on the call today are Gene Lee, Darden’s CEO; and Rick Cardenas, CFO.

As a reminder, comments made during this call will include forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and projections. Those risks are described in the company’s press release, which was distributed this morning and in its filings with the Securities and Exchange

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