Good Food Now

Join the call for Good Food at Olive Garden and all Darden’s restaurants

What Is Good Food?

We believe that Good Food isn’t defined by taste alone — it must also be good for people, the planet and animals. That’s why environmental, worker justice, human health and animal welfare organizations have come together in a historic campaign to ask the nation’s largest restaurant company — owner of the Olive Garden and other popular chains — to improve its labor practices and sustainability by committing to five Good Food Principles:

Good Food Principles

Environmental Sustainability
A Valued Workforce
Support for Local Economies
Better Health and Nutrition
Animal Welfare

 

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PETITION:

We urge Darden to adopt greener menus that support the well-being of its customers, its workers, farmers, animals and our environment. Specifically, we urge Darden to ensure at least 20 percent of its food purchases adhere to the Good Food Purchasing Principles by 2020.*

These include supporting:

  1. Environmental Sustainability: by reducing meat and dairy purchases by 20 percent, including serving smaller portion sizes and adding meat/dairy-free entree options; sourcing from organically-certified food producers (including, no factory farms/CAFOs) and purchasing 100 percent of meat raised without the routine use of antibiotics;
  2. A Valued Workforce: by ensuring a fair wage and sustainable working conditions, both in its supply chain and for Darden Restaurant employees;
  3. Local Economies: by purchasing food at fair prices from local and regional small and medium-sized food producers;
  4. Good Nutrition: by including generous portions of fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains; and by reducing salt, added sugar, fat, and red and processed meat; and
  5. Animal Welfare: by sourcing meat from producers that adhere to verifiable higher-welfare standards: Animal Welfare Approved, Global Animal Partnership (at least step 2) and/or Certified Humane Raised and Handled.

*These principles, which were approved by the LA Food Policy Council and LA Unified School District in 2012 govern those entities purchasing (including 127 million meals at LAUSD).

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Why Darden?

Darden Restaurants owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants worldwide, including Olive Garden. Through its popular restaurant chains, the company employs 150,000 people and serves more than 320 million meals a year, making Darden Restaurants our nation’s leading casual dining operator and a major influence on our food system.

Darden has a unique opportunity to use its considerable purchasing power to support a just, sustainable and healthy food system. Unfortunately, Darden has yet to rise to this responsibility. Learn more

Contact us

Email us at info@good-food-now.com

The Good Food Now campaign is a joint project of:

Animal Welfare Institute

Center for Biological Diversity

Food Chain Workers Alliance

Friends of the Earth

Green America

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee