Skip to comments.Olive Garden promises Cheaper Food, More options.
Posted on 03/01/2013 7:11:20 AM PST by US Navy Vet
Fret not, Olive Garden lovers: The endless breadsticks arent going away.
But new management has big changes in store for the casual dining chain, which touts family-style Italian food and has struggled with declining sales.
The chain's president, Dave George told investors on Tuesday the changes include creating a new logo and toning down its the Old World Style," the Tuscan-style stonework and wooden archways that have been a signature part of Olive Garden restaurants since 2000.
"You're not going to see stainless steel showing up tomorrow in a Tuscan Farmhouse," George said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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Haven’t gone there since Her Royal Large Hind Ass Moochelle fiddled with their menu.
More options? Like squiggly pasta instead of flat?............
Now Macaroni Grill I can like.
And neither are the endless chest pains from too much cholesterol.............
There are better Italian restaurants. I have a Mom and Pop Italian restaurant a block from my house that serves real Italian food at a good price. Why would I want to go to some phoney corporate restaurant?
Cheaper? It was already one of the cheaper ‘sit down dining’ options out there. Any cheaper and you are getting into IHOP territory. Not exactly a high-end place.
Their food couldn’t get much cheaper...........OH!, you mean THE PRICE!...................
Maybe they will follow JC Penny’s lead.
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant Lyrics
Artist: Billy Joel
A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rose instead
We’ll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place
You and I,face to face
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends upon your appetite
I’ll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant.
Things are okay with me these days
Got a good job, got a good office
Got a new wife, got a new life
And the family’s fine
We lost touch long ago
You lost weight I did not know
You could ever look so good after
So much time.
I remember those days hanging out
At the village green
Engineer boots, leather jackets
And tight blue jeans
Drop a dime in the box play the
Song about New Orleans
Cold beer, hot lights
My sweet romantic teenage nights
Brenda and Eddie were the
And the king and the queen
Of the prom
Riding around with the car top
Down and the radio on.
Nobody looked any finer
Or was more of a hit at the
We never knew we could want more
Than that out of life
Surely Brenda and Eddie would
Always know how to survive.
Brenda and Eddy were still going
Steady in the summer of ‘75
when they decided the marriage would
Be at the end of July
Everyone said they were crazy
“Brenda you know you’re much too lazy
Eddie could never afford to live that
Kind of life.”
But there we were wavin’ Brenda and
They got an apartment with deep
And a couple of paintings from Sears
A big waterbed that they bought
With the bread
They had saved for a couple
They started to fight when the
Money got tight
And they just didn’t count on
They lived for a while in a
Very nice style
But it’s always the same in the end
They got a divorce as a matter
And they parted the closest
Then the king and the queen went
Back to the green
But you can never go back
Brenda and Eddie had had it
Already by the summer of ‘75
Fromhe high to the low to
The end of the show
For the rest of their lives
They couldn’t go back to
The best they could do was
Pick up the pieces
We always knew they would both
Find a way to get by
That’s all I heard about
Brenda nd Eddie
Can’t tell you more than I
Told you already
And here we are wavin’ Brenda
And Eddie goodbye.
A bottle of red, aa bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight
I’ll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian Restaurant.
If I were OG I'd start some cooking schools out of their restaurants!
I ate at O.G. once, that was it for me. I argued with the waitress that she had brought me a child’s portion.
Maybe Olive Garden can serve up some of that jumped shark?
I like the bread sticks and salds at Olive Garden but their menu is abaout as authenticly Italian as my Aunt Bridget O’Rourke. Their food’s just bland to my taste. Bust I don’t see how they can make their menu less expensive. I don’t think they have a single entree over $20.00. But all that being said...unless I have a gift card or some other very compelling reason, when I want Italian I make it myself or go to one of my favorite mom and pop Italian restaurants.
I’ve never eaten at an Olive Garden. No real desire to see what I’m missing.
Yuck! Any Italian who eats there should turn in his Pisano card.
The Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines area has The Pegetti Works(spagworks.com/) MUCH better food and each is family owned and operated(We like the Ralston, NE location best(no Omaha Food tax))!
I haven’t been THERE for YEARS.
It is incredible the amount of salt they put in EVERYTHING!
They could use half as much and it would still be TOO salty!
It's always good, it's affordable, and I believe the owners are conservatives.
I MEAN SPEGETTI WORK(damn fingers).