Darden Restaurants (DRI) Q3 2012 Earnings Call March 23, 2012 8:30 am ET Executives Matthew Stroud - Former Vice President of Investor Relations C. Bradford Richmond - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President Andrew H. Madsen - President, Chief Operating Officer and Director Clarence Otis - Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee Analysts Brad Ludington - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Michael Kelter - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division David Palmer - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division David E. Tarantino - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division Will Slabaugh - Stephens Inc., Research Division Joseph T. Buckley - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Alvin C. Concepcion - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Jeffrey Andrew Bernstein - Barclays Capital, Research Division John S. Glass - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Matthew J. DiFrisco - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division Mitchell J. Speiser - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated John W. Ivankoe - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Christopher T. O'Cull - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division Brian J. Bittner - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division Sara H. Senatore - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division Keith Siegner - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Bryan C. Elliott - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Darden Restaurants Third Quarter Earnings Release. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to our host, Matthew Stroud. Please go ahead. Matthew Stroud Thank you, Robert. Good morning. With me today are Clarence Otis, Darden's Chairman and CEO; Drew Madsen, Darden's President and COO; Brad Richmond, Darden's CFO; and Gene Lee, President of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group. We welcome those of you joining us by telephone or the Internet.