Rick Cardenas' first job was waiting tables at his local Red Lobster restaurant. Now he is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants, which owns and operates more than 1,700 restaurants under brands including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Here, he explains to Rosen College's Elizabeth Yost how his own career developed and discusses the importance of a college education in the hospitality industry.
Cardenas, Rick and Yost, Elizabeth
"Darden Restaurants: The Role of College Education in the Hospitality Industry,"
Rosen Research Review: Vol. 1:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/rosen-research-review/vol1/iss2/8