"I focus on the fact that Olive Garden had 3.4 percent comps, which isn't bad. That's up from 1.3 [percent]." Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street." "They have every menu price covered."
Cramer made his remarks after the company reported adjusted quarterly profits of $1.08 a share, beating estimates by 15 cents. Darden also said it would spin off its real estate assets into a REIT.
"I liked everything in the quarter and they give you the REIT as the cherry on top," Cramer said.
Darden shares surged more than 3 percent in morning trading.
Cramer also discussed fast-food restaurant Sonic's forecast, saying it is not as bad as people think.
"They're buying back a lot of stock. I think they're still in good shape in spite of betting that they were going to have really good forecast. I would not be a seller of Sonic down this much," he said.
The company reported quarterly earnings per share of 36 cents, in line with estimates, while revenue beat Wall Street expectations. It's full-year outlook, however, came in below forecasts.
Sonic shares were down more than 10 percent in morning trading.