Darden Restaurants ( DRI) Company Description: Operates the Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Long Horn Steakhouse eateries. Dividend Yield: 3.75% Stock Price Performance Year-to-Date/12 Months: 3% / 4% Recently sales at the Olive Garden chain have languished as the company wasn't able to pass raw-material cost increases on to the customer. Despite this headwind, performance at the other brands, which make up over 50% of revenue, has been solid, and management has reiterated its commitment to cutting costs. Darden's dividend increased 30% over the past year and has a five-year growth rate of 33%. While growth of the dividend may slow in the near term, the sustainability is solid.