ORLANDO, Fla.(AP)– Olive Garden’s parent company is being sued by a group seeking higher guaranteed wages for restaurant workers.
One Fair Wage filed the lawsuit against Orlando based Darden Restaurants on Thursday.
Darden has more than 167,000 hourly workers in the United States and Canada.
Darden Restaurants owns Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House and The Capital Grille in addition to Olive Garden.
According to the lawsuit, Darden has a policy of paying tip earning workers as low as $2.13 per hour in the states that allow subminimum wage practices.