Gulf Gate LongHorn Steakhouse Managing Partner Is Best In NorthAmerica
Eddie Youssef, Managing Partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Sarasota, has been presented with Darden Restaurants’ top honor – the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award, named after the company’s retired chairman and CEO.
Now in its 15th year, the award is presented annually to Managing Partners throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding results by providing LongHorn guests with expertly grilled steaks in a warm, relaxed setting while achieving top financial performance in the company’s previous fiscal year.
This year, Youssef joins an elite group of 18 Managing Partners selected from the more than 380 LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in North America, making this a truly exclusive membership.
“Eddie is a leader who understands the importance of doing things the right way. He sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback and celebrates his team’s great performance,” said Dave George, President of LongHorn Steakhouse. “As a result, the Sarasota LongHorn is a superior-performing restaurant where our team delivers friendly, attentive service along with boldly seasoned and expertly grilled steaks that make every guest feel at home.”
The Sarasota LongHorn Steakhouse is located at 2020 Gulf Gate Drive.
Known for a passion for grilling fresh, tender, juicy steaks, LongHorn Steakhouse provides guests with a cut above steakhouse dining experience. Unlike other steakhouses, LongHorn offers six different cuts of steak and numerous preparations, including its signature bone-in Outlaw Ribeye – all served in a relaxed, warm atmosphere inspired by a rancher’s home. A growing brand, LongHorn currently operates more than 380 restaurants in 35 states. For more information, please visit www.longhornsteakhouse.com.
About Darden Restaurants
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates more than 2,000 restaurants that generate more than $8 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, and employing more than 190,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2012, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the second year in a row. Our restaurant brands — Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie V’s — reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.