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Mapbox GL JS gives Darden Restaurants the map design control to provide a better customer experience at a lower cost

Key benefits of building with Mapbox

  • Seamlessly display accurate live data for restaurant locations to aid customer decisions
  • Support for switching to Mapbox kept the change painless and on budget
  • Full control over customizing which labels and points are shown on the map

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Mapbox GL JS

The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable brands in full-service dining including: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V's. When hungry customers want to visit, Darden provides the nearest restaurant location, complete with wait times.

Olive Garden's restaurant locator

When there are multiple locations nearby, wait time can be a major tiebreaker on which location to visit. Mapbox tools make it easy to render wait times directly on restaurant location maps so customers get the information they need to make a decision, at a glance.

With Mapbox Studio, Darden has full control over which points are displayed on the map, so they can highlight their restaurants and downplay or hide points that are irrelevant to their customers.

Switching to Mapbox was easy. Mapbox gave us the design control to customize points and serve our customers better. We were able to switch quickly and we are providing a better customer experience at a lower cost.

Athi Krishnamurthy, Senior Director of Innovation
The Capital Grille's restaurant locator

Looking ahead, Darden plans to do even more with Mapbox.

This is just the start.Next year we'll be rolling out enhancements to our catering business powered by Mapbox GL JS, allowing customers to have their favorite dishes from the Darden family of restaurants delivered right to their door.

Athi Krishnamurthy, Senior Director of Innovation

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