Eddie V's Prime Seafood

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Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Restaurant
Genre Fine dining
Founded 2000 (2000)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Founders Guy Villavaso
Larry Foles
Headquarters 1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando, Florida, U.S. 32837
Number of locations 8 (2012)
Area served Texas
California
Arizona
Key people Clarence Otis, Jr.
(CEO/Chairman of Darden)
Eugene Lee
(President of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group)
Guy Villavaso
(Founder)
Larry Foles
(Founder)
John Carver
(Corporate Chef)
Products Seafood
Steak
Parent Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Website eddiev.com
Footnotes / references
[1]

Eddie V's Prime Seafood is an American restaurant chain specializing in seafood, aged steaks and live music. The first Eddie V's was opened in Austin, Texas in 2000 by Guy Villavaso and Larry Foles.[1] In 2011, the brand was sold for $59 million cash to Darden Restaurants, Inc. and became a part of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group.[2] As of May 2013, there are a total of 9 Eddie V's restaurants located throughout Texas, California, Arizona and Florida.[3]

The menu is seasonal and based on local availability. The brand also offers a gluten-free menu.[4]

Darden also owns Longhorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille. Eddie V's dining rooms use earthy tones, stone and leather. Live jazz is featured and premium steaks are offered with sides including brussel sprouts with bacon, fries with parmesan and chives, and roasted beets with candied walnuts.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Creation of Eddie V's Restaurants". Darden Concepts, Inc. 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Snel, Alan (October 12, 2011). "Darden buys two seafood brands". Nation's Restaurant News. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Locations for Eddie V's & Wildfish". Darden Concepts, Inc. 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eddie V's Prime Seafood & Steak Menus". Darden Concepts, Inc. 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Tampa August 2013 Florida Trend page 9

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