Olive Garden: Facts you may not know about the Italian restaurant chain

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, photo courtesy Olive Garden
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, photo courtesy Olive Garden /

Think you know Olive Garden? Here are five facts you may not know about the Italian restaurant chain.

What comes to mind when you think about Olive Garden? You know, besides the “you are family” commercials, which hey, is a great slogan! You may think about endless pasta, lasagna maybe? If you are anything like me, you think of breadsticks!

Just the thought of breadsticks from Olive Garden get my mouth watering! They are irresistible and so good! Chips and salsa may have my foodie heart, but breadsticks are a close second! Which is your favorite?

What I love most about Olive Garden (besides breadsticks, of course), is the fact that it truly is a comfortable setting! You can go to celebrate events with family and friends or a casual brunch, it’s up to you!

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The Daily Meal recently shared some facts about Olive Garden and I learned a thing or two! Let’s dive in and see if you already knew some of these facts. Be sure to read more about them, HERE.

Olive Garden facts you may not know

5. Success came easy: According to the source, Olive Garden became an immediate success! The original plan to make it a chain was nearly effortless. But let’s give the restaurant credit where credit is due! Success only came easy because of the wonderful job they did! Great food, excellent and friendly service, how could it not have become a favorite?

4. The restaurants are modeled after a farmhouse: No wonder the vibe is so comfy! Olive Garden restaurants were modeled after a farmhouse in the town of Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany.

3. Unlimited Salad for the win: The original hook was unlimited salad, not a bad way to hook us in! Unlimited salad? I’m so there! Healthy and delicious! Of course, now I’d say it’s breadsticks, but I would never turn down a good salad.

2. Free birthday presents: eClub members already know this, but if you sign up to the restaurant’s eClub, you’ll get a coupon for your birthday each year that you can retrieve for a free appetizer or dessert.

1. Custom-made mints: Think Olive Garden buys its mints from a regular store? No sir! These deliciously minty chocolates are custom-made for the restaurant. The best of two worlds are chocolate with a refreshing and minty taste! Olive Garden got it right.

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