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Olive Garden Responce
email from Presiden of Olive Garden | 10/13/2011 | self

Posted on 10/13/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT by satan69

Dear Guest:

We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company we take responsibility for that and we regret it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn’t happen again. Like all Americans we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests. We welcome anyone who wishes to bring the flag into our restaurants.

Sincerely,

John Caron President, Olive Garden


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: americanflag; flag; garden; olive; olivegarden

1 posted on 10/13/2011 6:59:32 PM PDT by satan69
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To: satan69

The background almost writes itself, but please tell it anyway.

And did they comp you a future meal?


2 posted on 10/13/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: freedumb2003

Maybe the response was mailed to the wrong address leaving the context a mystery...


3 posted on 10/13/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: satan69

They’re already on-board with Michelle’s crusade against good food. They promised smaller serving sizes and to use the ingredients that she approves of (it’ll be interesting to see if they keep the all-you-can-eat bread sticks and salad...if not, they would be a great stock to short).

I wrote them two very nice letters on the subject asking them to let me know whose side they were on. They wrote back a terse response thanking me for my comment.


4 posted on 10/13/2011 7:06:01 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL

The salad and bread sticks are the best part!


5 posted on 10/13/2011 7:07:48 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69

I saw that ‘manufactured’ response that someone else received on here when they confronted them.


6 posted on 10/13/2011 7:08:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: satan69

Why. Are. You. Here. Freak.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 7:08:08 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: satan69

“The salad and bread sticks are the best part!”

ALWAYS. Their problem is that they MUST limit them, as reducing serving sizes will simply drive people to the salads and sticks...and therefore we will all die prior to getting back to our cars.


8 posted on 10/13/2011 7:09:35 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: freedumb2003

It didn’t happen to me, I was going to boycott them for their responce to the flag... I happen to like their salad and bread sticks.. Not to mention the beer is cold. My son likes to go there for the all you can eat so I mumch on the salad...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/olive-garden-american-flag-display-would-disrupt-the-dining-experience/


9 posted on 10/13/2011 7:10:15 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69

sounds like Olive Garden and Tony Bennett employ the same PR company...


10 posted on 10/13/2011 7:10:33 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Why? Did Tony apologize too?


11 posted on 10/13/2011 7:12:19 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: BobL

they also received a waiver for obozocare...


12 posted on 10/13/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: satan69

Money talks when it decides to leave a place of business.


13 posted on 10/13/2011 7:12:56 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: stylecouncilor

no- his PR department did after he blamed America for 9-11....


14 posted on 10/13/2011 7:13:48 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: TwoSwords

Pardon me?


15 posted on 10/13/2011 7:14:26 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69

>>. My son likes to go there for the all you can eat so I mumch on the salad...<<

How long do you the moshelle the wookie gonna let that continue?


16 posted on 10/13/2011 7:16:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: God luvs America

“they also received a waiver for obozocare...”

Forgot that. That’s why I say giving the president the authority to issue waivers breaches separation of powers. In other words, if Obamacare is good enough for a company that doesn’t suck up to the prez, then it should be good for a company that does.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 7:18:52 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: satan69

satan69? Troll elsewhere.


18 posted on 10/13/2011 7:21:02 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: BobL

Hoping the USSC will rule it gone! The Feds can’t make you buy something!


19 posted on 10/13/2011 7:21:22 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: TwoSwords

“Troll elsewhere”.? I am responding to a news story...


20 posted on 10/13/2011 7:22:40 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69
Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office.

Which begs several questions.

1) Why was anyone at the restaurant even calling corporate to ask in the first place? It should be a no brainer.
Answer: because the management of that particular restaurant is leftest pond scum who didn't want the flag shown.

2) What person/persons in corporate gave this "erroneous" policy information to them? The receptionist? Hardly. Had to be someone reasonably well up the ladder.

3) If it was NOT corporate policy then the logical assumption is that there is a rogue executive that should be getting a DRE with a 4 D cell mag light.

4) Or, it was indeed corporate policy and this is simply CYA because they didn't expect to get called on it (which is pretty stupid, except we know libs are stupid)

21 posted on 10/13/2011 7:23:12 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: satan69

Why would you choose a name like satan69?

Are you here to stir up sh*t?


22 posted on 10/13/2011 7:24:58 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (HANK 2012)
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To: satan69

isn’t it “response” not “responce”....


23 posted on 10/13/2011 7:25:13 PM PDT by cherry
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To: satan69

your name. satan69. I’m trying to type slowly, so you’ll understand.


24 posted on 10/13/2011 7:28:48 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

No, This name was given to me by the liberals on the old MSNBC chat board... I don’t know if you go back that far or not...


25 posted on 10/13/2011 7:29:22 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: TwoSwords

This name was given to me by the liberals on the old MSNBC chat board.. I am guessing you don’t go back that far...


26 posted on 10/13/2011 7:30:37 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69

My bad, and my deepest apologies.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 7:33:14 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

No problem, Not the first time I have had to explain.. Take care brother!


28 posted on 10/13/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69
I have a gift. For making a ass of myself. lol
29 posted on 10/13/2011 7:37:24 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: TwoSwords

Been there done that, Got the tee-shirt! :-}


30 posted on 10/13/2011 7:41:04 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69

Misinformed my you know what.


31 posted on 10/13/2011 7:54:45 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TwoSwords

Are you speaking to the poster? Why have you said:Why are you here Freak?
Maybe it is because he is just like you, a member in good standing on FReeRepublic.


32 posted on 10/13/2011 7:55:55 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: satan69

Got it. Could never understand anyone naming themselves something like that and I’ve seen various versions. But that puts it into context somewhat....I guess


33 posted on 10/13/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (HANK 2012)
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To: satan69

I got the same email from Mr. Caron, and Olive Garden got my business back. I believe in forgiveness.


34 posted on 10/13/2011 8:29:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Got it. Could never understand anyone naming themselves something like that and I’ve seen various versions. But that puts it into context somewhat....I guess”

Being Very conservative they didn’t care for me, The meaner they got the nicer I got... Drove them NUTS! :-} Be nice to stupid liberals, It drives them nuts!


35 posted on 10/13/2011 8:33:03 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I got the same email from Mr. Caron, and Olive Garden got my business back. I believe in forgiveness.”

Next time I take my son I will bring a small american flag with me and put it on the table and see what happens, I will post what happens and shoot some video for fun!


36 posted on 10/13/2011 8:34:41 PM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69
“stupid liberals” ... that's sort of redundant isn't it? :)

I'm not nice to them...that drives them nuts too because they are just nuts. Try it... lol

37 posted on 10/13/2011 8:40:48 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (HANK 2012)
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To: satan69

The Darden restaraunt chain seems to be big leftist supporters from what I can tell. They just sent out this statement so working Americans will still go there and employ them and give funding for communists, instead of going broke by feeding homeless substance abusers for free if they walked their talk IMHO. They lost my business.


38 posted on 10/13/2011 9:02:25 PM PDT by MtnClimber (The left wants our power generated by unicorns running on treadmills. What dopes!)
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To: satan69

Good. Glad that is over. Such a big issue to worry over....glad to be eating there Saturday night.


39 posted on 10/13/2011 9:11:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I got the same “CANNED RESPONSE”

I doubt I will go back to Olive Garden unless they fulfill their statement of accepting responsibility and firing the management of that restaurant...


40 posted on 10/13/2011 9:38:17 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: satan69
Being Very conservative they didn’t care for me, The meaner they got the nicer I got... Drove them NUTS! :-} Be nice to stupid liberals, It drives them nuts!

They probably saw your being nice as a sign of weakness.

Libs get everything wrong, and I do mean everything.

41 posted on 10/13/2011 10:38:39 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: satan69
I boycott them for a more selfish reason. Their food stinks and is bland and flavorless and as far from an Italian meal as you can get. Plus the couple times I have went there because others wanted to the service was bad. They are the Mcdonalds of the chain sit-down restaurant world in that they hire the lowest common denominator folks and serve fake lousy food.

I understand people going there for the unlimited salad and breadsticks as that is the one thing tolerable there for the price (although the breadsticks are just a stick of goo).
42 posted on 10/13/2011 10:47:05 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: satan69

“In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests”

Yeah, right.

Post any crap franchise food, crap tv show or crap movie and watch a slobbering horde of “TV” freepers reaffirm their commitment to pour money into the MSM and their corporate sponsors.

Olive Garden? NO thanks.


43 posted on 10/13/2011 11:39:55 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: satan69

“...while serving guests.”

If I am a “guest,” that would mean to me I don’t pay.

If I am a “customer,” that would mean to me I do pay.

I wish my supermarket would call me a “guest.”


44 posted on 10/14/2011 8:19:48 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (")
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To: BobL; God luvs America
That’s why I say giving the president the authority to issue waivers breaches separation of powers.

No one gave him that power. There is nothing in the Pelosi-Reidcare bill that authorizes the issuance of waivers. In typical fascist form, this Administration simply bestowed that power upon itself by fiat.

45 posted on 10/14/2011 8:27:14 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Do you know if Olive Garden gives to any PC politicians or organizations?


46 posted on 10/14/2011 10:05:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom
Do you know if Olive Garden gives to any PC politicians or organizations?

No idea. But (without facts to back this up) I make the assumption that most of the national corporations in the US are paying tribute of some kind to the left, be it campaign contributions to Dem pols, or protection/extortion money to a leftist/PC organization.

Sadly, it is almost a necessary thing to do business in this country.

47 posted on 10/15/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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