Yard House is an American sports bar chain, with 80+ locations across the United States.[2] Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California by Steele Platt, Tom Yelenick, William Wollrab and Steve Reynolds, it now operates out of Orlando, Florida.[3] Yard House was purchased by Darden Restaurants in 2012 for $585 million.[4][5]

Yard House
TypeWholly owned subsidiary
GenreCasual dining
Founded1996; 26 years ago (1996)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
FounderSteele Platt,[1] Steve Reynolds, Tom Yelenick, Bill Wollrab
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida, U.S.
ProductsAmerican cuisine
(pasta • salads • chicken • seafood), gluten sensitive menu
ParentDarden Restaurants, Inc.

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.[6]

In mainland China, Yard House USA, Inc. and Darden do not own the Yard House brand; unaffiliated restaurants are operated by a domestic restaurant group.[7][8]

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 and offer tasting platters of different types of beers.[9]


  1. ^ "Steele Platt, founder and CEO of Yard House restaurants, no longer accepts being described as a risk taker". Palm Springs Life. September 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Site Map - Yard House Restaurant". Official Website. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  3. ^ Susan Bryant (2 September 2015). "Football is on at Yard House with new Weekend Lineup menu". southflorida.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  4. ^ "Darden Restaurants – Acquisition Of Yard House Creates Long Term Potential". Seeking Alpha. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  5. ^ Rick Munarriz (2015-09-16). "Olive Garden Is Repeating a Gluttonous Mistake". Fox Business. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  6. ^ "Yard House Opening at Legacy Place in Dedham". Boston Restaurant Talk. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  7. ^ "How Darden Let Yard House Slip Through The Cracks In China". Seeking Alpha. 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  8. ^ "Yard House Asia". Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  9. ^ "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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