Press Release

Darden Restaurants Selects EtQ Reliance Quality Management Systems

FARMINGDALE, NY (06-05-07): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ Reliance at Darden Restaurants, the worlds largest casual dining restaurant company. Darden Restaurant's portfolio consists of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones and Bahama Breeze.

Darden Restaurants selected EtQ Reliance to help manage their quality and compliance efforts across the enterprise. Using EtQ's robust set of integrated modules such as Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) and Auditing, Darden Restaurants will be able to automate their business process, collaborate within their divisions and their suppliers, and integrate the quality system to their existing production systems. With EtQ Reliance, Darden Restaurants is able to easily configure the system to rapidly implement an enterprise quality management system across the enterprise.

"Using EtQ's robust configuration utilities, Darden Restaurants was able to implement a QMS that matches the corporate look and feel, as well as link quality down the supply chain," say Morgan Palmer Chief Technology Officer of EtQ.

A key factor in Darden Restaurants decision to choose EtQ was the best-in-class integrated modules and enterprise application integration technologies to manage and measure quality processes. Through the use of EtQ Designer, EtQ's graphical administration tool, Darden Restaurants has the ability to create seamless applications that automates their processes, integrates with existing business systems and allows them to collaborate across the enterprise.

About Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants, Inc. is the world's largest casual dining restaurant company (based on market share, sales and number of company-owned and operated restaurants). We operate nearly 1,400 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill and Seasons 52 restaurants in North America, employing more than 150,000 people who serve 300 million meals annually. All of our restaurants are company-owned and Darden offers no franchise opportunities domestically.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

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