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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Not the two I've been to. One in Cary, NC and one in Canton, OH. Both left me, and in the case of the Canton location, my family wanting.
Your grandma made processed foods for mass consumption? Who would’ve known...
Sorry to hear that. We have a great one in Columbus Oh. Never a bad experience in the 4 years we’ve been going there.
Sì! Hai ragione!
Hey, what do I know? I'm only part Italian. Never could be a made guy. But I know what scrumptious Italian food tastes like since I've eaten some of it and Olive Garden ain't it! Never has been. Never. Will. Be. imo. Especially now that they've gotten this hare-brained idea that they'll attract more lovers of Italian cuisine by using cheaper ingredients. Bleah!
bad service, mediocre food at best
Calling OG Italian food is like calling Taco Bell authentic Mexican Food
No Darden restaurants for us...
If you want to make some great sauce quickly:
Get your favorite sauce, pour into pan for heating.
Pour in a good deal of red wine (do not use cooking wine)
Add fresh chopped garlic
Simmer until the sauce is back to sauce consistency.
Taste. Add garlic and more red wine to taste (this is the fine tuning phase)
Serve over Fettucine cooked only to the point of toothiness.
You can thank me later.
“toothiness” WHAT IS THAT?
To me, O.G. is Chuck-E-Cheez with added oregano, higher prices & prententious waiters with pepper mills.
Meaning “al dente”, not cooked to mush like canned spaghetti.
These changes will STILL not get me into an Olive Garden, especially when there are so many good Italian restaurants in my area. Sadly, my favorite Italian restaurant, the one where I proposed to Mrs. Tweezers, is no longer in business.
OTOH, it was replaced by a barbecue joint, so maybe I should check it out. :)
I have good Italian close by in Texas. Luigi’s in Rockwall, Valentino’s in Rowlett. Good food and service at reasonable prices.
Come to Cleveland. Walk in any restaurant in Murray Hill. Enjoy!
The endless breadsticks arent going away...
but nutrious potatotes, high in potasium, require a parent’s permission before a child is allowed to eat them.
In before the Anti-Freepers.
The OG doesnt have kids running wild and drunken parents getting in fist fights. At least not as far as my experience.
I am fortunate that in my area I have a good number of family owned wineries that have much better food at similar prices. And even the worst wines made locally here are better than what OG passes off as their house wine.
Wow, very similar. Mom's a NYC Italian girl, born and raised. Dad's German/French/Welsh.
Here's a classic! Love it.