Untitled-1 America’s Restaurant Gallery — Achievements & Artifacts of our Industry

Yardhouse Beer Tap

Yard House

When Darden Restaurants acquired Yard House USA in 2012, Darden’s then-chairman and chief executive Clarence Otis called it “one of the most differentiated and exciting restaurant brands in America today.” What has helped fuel Yard House’s growth since it was founded in 1996 has been its stylish mix of made from-scratch food, a  wide range of premium beers on tap —more than 100 on tap — and its soundtrack of classic rock tunes. Today, the casual-dining brand has grown to 40 locations in 13 states, living up to its claim of “great food, classic rock and the world’s largest selection of draft beer.” Shown here, an original Yard House beer tap handle.