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Olive Garden, Red Lobster to slash fat and salt; Michelle Obama declares healthy 'breakthrough'
NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | LINDSAY GOLDWERT

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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KEYWORDS: capitalgrille; commiecare; cultureofcorruption; dardenrestaurants; dardens; flotus; foodnazis; foodpolice; frenchfries; letsmove; longhornsteakhouse; mobama; nannystate; obamacare; olivegarden; paytoplay; redlobster; waivers
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Compensation

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.[2]

1 posted on 09/16/2011 4:59:57 PM PDT by jimbo123
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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.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 5:01:23 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: All


Darden CEO Clarence Otis
3 posted on 09/16/2011 5:02:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

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.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 5:02:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


5 posted on 09/16/2011 5:03:30 PM PDT by RC2
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To: jimbo123

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?


6 posted on 09/16/2011 5:04:39 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: jimbo123

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.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 5:05:39 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jimbo123

“The First Lady has scored another victory in the battle of the bulge”

Certainly not her bulge.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 5:06:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: jimbo123

PG 13 menus?


10 posted on 09/16/2011 5:06:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: jimbo123

Looks like those places are now off our list.


11 posted on 09/16/2011 5:06:54 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I wont be going to either one of those places again any time soon

me either. I am surprised to see Darden Restaurants didn't hold out for an Obamacare waiver. (or maybe they did get one)

12 posted on 09/16/2011 5:07:41 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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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.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 5:08:09 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: jimbo123
Olive Garden, Red Lobster to slash fat and salt number of cash paying customers by making their food flavorless garbage; Michelle Obama declares healthy 'breakthrough'

There. Fixed it.

14 posted on 09/16/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Ten or twenty percent reduction Isn’t much
15 posted on 09/16/2011 5:08:56 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jimbo123

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.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 5:09:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: TexasFreeper2009
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.


Oh, yeah, because the Olive Garden was the textbook example of what Italian food is supposed to taste like before.

Wanna burn every Olive Garden to the ground. That place sucks.
17 posted on 09/16/2011 5:09:31 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: jimbo123

Meanwhile, it’s the white pasta that’s the bigger problem.

Way to go, Michelle.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 5:09:52 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


19 posted on 09/16/2011 5:09:52 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Are you kidding? Do a search on Google. Darden DID get a Hussein DEATHCARE waiver.


20 posted on 09/16/2011 5:10:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


21 posted on 09/16/2011 5:11:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: jimbo123

Damn, I had heard the Red Lobster biscuits are to die for. Guess I will settle for Cracker Barrel biscuits now.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 5:12:25 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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Quid pro quo? Darden Restaurants got an ObamaCare waiver.

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
23 posted on 09/16/2011 5:12:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

thanks


24 posted on 09/16/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: jimbo123
There is a reason these restaurants plow butter and salt into their food.

Because it masks the quality of the ingredients.

25 posted on 09/16/2011 5:13:34 PM PDT by dirtboy
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Blech.

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.


26 posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:25 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Lazlo in PA

Their food was already flavorless garbage. You just had a hard time realizing such with all the fat and salt hiding that fact.


27 posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:37 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Soothesayer9

...to salty.


28 posted on 09/16/2011 5:16:23 PM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
I am surprised to see Darden Restaurants didn't hold out for an Obamacare waiver. (or maybe they did get one)

They did, see Post 23

30 posted on 09/16/2011 5:16:59 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Soothesayer9

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.


31 posted on 09/16/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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The food was rotten already, this will only make it worse.

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).

32 posted on 09/16/2011 5:18:13 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Soothesayer9

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.


33 posted on 09/16/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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“Evil Big Food” I wonder if he will get protestors at his home :)


34 posted on 09/16/2011 5:21:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Yardstick
Wendy's still salts their fries, only now with sea salt. Still salty IMHO.
35 posted on 09/16/2011 5:21:16 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jimbo123

Remember this commercial?

“We don’t want tuna with good taste; we want tuna that tastes good!”


36 posted on 09/16/2011 5:21:24 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: AnAmericanMother

If they don’t have veal scallopini, it’s not an Italian restaurant.


37 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:32 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Anybody who thinks Olive Garden is Italian cuisine is a blithering idiot.

"Sure, it sounds Italian, but so does gonorrhea, and that's not good either." -- Anthony Bourdain
38 posted on 09/16/2011 5:27:47 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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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.


39 posted on 09/16/2011 5:28:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Hugin
They'll make it for you.

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.

40 posted on 09/16/2011 5:33:30 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

LOL! I’m saving that one!


41 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: jimbo123

Hey, go yell at your husband first. Don’t tell us what to eat or do!


42 posted on 09/16/2011 5:36:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: Yardstick

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.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 5:37:54 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Soothesayer9; greeneyes

Just Google “Red Lobster biscuit recipe” and you’ll find lots of recipes. They’re super simple to make.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 5:38:39 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: jimbo123
In the unlikely event that I would I ever go back to those joints (now that they've caved to the other dimwit in the White House) I'll bring my own damn salt.

BTW I still boycott all the sponsors who dropped Beck.

45 posted on 09/16/2011 5:39:14 PM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: newzjunkey

Well......Golleeeee!!!


46 posted on 09/16/2011 5:40:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

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!


47 posted on 09/16/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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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.


48 posted on 09/16/2011 5:43:20 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: dirtboy

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.


50 posted on 09/16/2011 5:45:16 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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