Skip to comments.Olive Garden, Red Lobster to slash fat and salt; Michelle Obama declares healthy 'breakthrough'
Posted on 09/16/2011 4:59:52 PM PDT by jimbo123
The First Lady has scored another victory in the battle of the bulge.
The CEO of Darden Restaurants, which owns eatery chains Olive Garden and Red Lobster as well as LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille, said on Thursday the company will work to reduce fat and sodium by 10% over the course of the next five years and 20% over the next decade.
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While CEO of Darden Restaurants in 2009, Otis earned a total compensation of $6,661,564, which included a base salary of $992,146, a cash bonus of $1,155,500, stocks granted of $1,707,981, options granted of $2,492,533, and other compensation totaling $313,404.
well.. I guess I wont be going to either one of those places again any time soon, since I am sure their food now tastes like crud.
Only a faggot uses the term “battle of the bulge” when it comes to fatties. I wish these pinheads would come up with something more original that hasn’t already been used.
I have no problem with them making that kind of money if they are making the company a profit. That’s what they are there for.
The burning question for me is why did Wendy’s decide to stop salting their fries? And did Michelle have something to do with it?
I’ll remember that whenever I see pictures of Moosechelle and Hussein eating at Olive Garden or Red Lobster on a regular basis. Oh, I see—that’s strictly for the serfs of their kingdom.
“The First Lady has scored another victory in the battle of the bulge”
Certainly not her bulge.
PG 13 menus?
Looks like those places are now off our list.
me either. I am surprised to see Darden Restaurants didn't hold out for an Obamacare waiver. (or maybe they did get one)
Darden can shove it. I now have a nifty little phone where I can send email from....and I will be sending Darden emails EVERY time I pass a Red Lobster and eat at another fish place....telling them how much I spent. Same goes for Olive Garden...I will go to Macaroni’s or Carrabba’s and let Darden know I CHOSE to go somewhere else and spend $x amount because of their embrace of Hussein’s “suggestions”.
I have HAD IT with fake capitalists who sing the praises of Hussein the socialist.
There. Fixed it.
I’ll bet this guy even flies on a corporate jet, too.
But somehow, I’m guessing he’s going to be exempt from most of King Downgrades new tax increases.
Meanwhile, it’s the white pasta that’s the bigger problem.
Way to go, Michelle.
Just another reason not to eat at Olive Garden, ate their once and their food was garbage. Told myself never to eat there again, this was about a year ago.
Are you kidding? Do a search on Google. Darden DID get a Hussein DEATHCARE waiver.
I only go to RL for the raw oysters and a Shipwreck Mary.
I’ll guess they’ll have to be freshwater oysters and shrimp now.
Damn, I had heard the Red Lobster biscuits are to die for. Guess I will settle for Cracker Barrel biscuits now.
Among the waivers recently granted were for employers like Darden Restaurants, which operates the Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants, for 34,000 of its workers. Federal officials have granted 111 waivers to employers, insurers and union plans, who are responsible for covering about 1.2 million people.NY Times, Nov. 9, 2010
Because it masks the quality of the ingredients.
We patronize small local restaurants in our area. Great food, incredible variety and not chain fare. I do realize people in small towns don’t have the variety of restaurants and the chain groups are worse than WalMart at monopolizing the trade.
Olive Garden is the ridiculously priced for the crap they serve, all sauces, pasta and bread.
Their food was already flavorless garbage. You just had a hard time realizing such with all the fat and salt hiding that fact.
They did, see Post 23
Their bisuits are the best thing there. Still, their new low fat, low salt stuff will probably be OK. Just have them bring you lots of melted butter to pour over it.
Anybody who thinks Olive Garden is Italian cuisine is a blithering idiot. Overpriced frozen meat and pasta and sauce out of a can.
Carrabbas is extremely well-prepared and reasonably authentic Italian food, at the same prices as Olive Garden (around $14 and up for an entree - and Carrabbas generally includes salad, bread, and a veg of the day in that price).
Hey my daughter gave me a recipe that tastes just as good. She got it from the web. I just made a batch yesterday. Really good.
“Evil Big Food” I wonder if he will get protestors at his home :)
Remember this commercial?
“We don’t want tuna with good taste; we want tuna that tastes good!”
If they don’t have veal scallopini, it’s not an Italian restaurant.
Most of the time, Red Lobster is too liberal with the salt. But that’s what they should hear from their customers, not from the government.
Trout is not always on the menu, either, but our regular waiter has the chef cook one up for me when we're there.
'Course, we're there a lot. That and the local family-owned Thai restaurant are where we usually go for dinner.
If it's a special deal like a birthday or anniversary, we go to the local wowza haute cuisine joint - Canoe on the Chattahoochee. Now THAT is good food -- but it's not very affordable. And the wine list will make your eyes bleed.
LOL! I’m saving that one!
Hey, go yell at your husband first. Don’t tell us what to eat or do!
I still can’t forget that McDonalds stopped frying their fries in lard many years ago. Julia Child loved them and openly expressed her admiration for them.
Just Google “Red Lobster biscuit recipe” and you’ll find lots of recipes. They’re super simple to make.
BTW I still boycott all the sponsors who dropped Beck.
Unbelieveably, they opened an Olive Garden on 8th Avenue here in New York - land of brilliant Italian restaurants. And sadly: I see tourists going into it! Come all the way to the Big Apple only to go to a Olive Garden!
Olive Garden is nothing but a carb overload anyhow. Might as well eat a handful of refined flour and drink a glass of water. About the worst thing you can do for your body.
true to a degree. Some things are naturaly salty. I make a mean pasta carbonera that has a good amount of pancetta and parmesian cheese. Both those things give a good amount of salt, even high quality branda of either.