Yard House

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Yard House
Wholly owned subsidiary
GenreCasual dining
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
FounderSteele Platt, co-founders Steve Reynolds, Tom Yelenick, Bill Wolrab
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida, U.S.
ProductsAmerican cuisine
(pasta • salads • chicken • seafood), gluten sensitive menu
ParentDarden Restaurants, Inc.

Yard House is an American sports bar chain, with 80+ locations across the United States, mostly located west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California by Steele Platt and co-founders Tom Yelenick, William Wollrab and Steve Reynolds, it now operates out of Orlando, Florida.[1] Yard House was purchased by Darden Restaurants in 2012 for $585 million.[2][3]

The Yard House began its East Coast expansion in 2010, with a restaurant in the Legacy Place lifestyle center in the Boston suburb of Dedham.[4]

Yard House is operated by a domestic restaurant group in mainland China, where Yard House USA, Inc. and Darden do not own the brand.[5][6]

The restaurant offers a variety of food and focuses on fusion dishes. It also has a major focus on craft beer. Locations have over 100 beers on tap. They also offer a tasting platter of different types of beers.[7]


  1. ^ Susan Bryant (2 September 2015). "Football is on at Yard House with new Weekend Lineup menu". southflorida.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  2. ^ "Darden Restaurants – Acquisition Of Yard House Creates Long Term Potential". Seeking Alpha. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  3. ^ Rick Munarriz (2015-09-16). "Olive Garden Is Repeating a Gluttonous Mistake". Fox Business. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  4. ^ "Yard House Opening at Legacy Place in Dedham". Boston Restaurant Talk. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  5. ^ "How Darden Let Yard House Slip Through The Cracks In China". Seeking Alpha. 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  6. ^ "Yard House Asia". Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  7. ^ "Yard House marks opening of its first location 20 years ago in Long Beach". 4 December 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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