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Old 11-05-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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As I stated earlier in this thread, until earlier this year, I hadn't eaten at IT in probably a decade, but a several 'forced' visits earlier this year were surprising. The food was considerably better than expected, an outstanding value, and the service was phenomenal.

I'm not promoting or being a cheerleader for OG, but theirs thread has a lot of misconceptions and outdated information.
don't believe those stats at all... millennials are so anti-chain... they must be surveying folks (of a certain demographic) in towns like Bumblefukk, Tennessee ... and how convenient you have to pay to see the survey results.


I've been twice in the past 1.5 years for business purposes during the night and day and aside from children, no one in there appeared under 40-45.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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https://www.businessinsider.com/oliv...-dining-2017-6

By nature of my work, I have a decent number of millenials in my Twitter feed and the excitement about OG's never ending pasta pass was palpable...the crazy lifetime pass this year generated a ton of buzz.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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https://www.businessinsider.com/oliv...-dining-2017-6

By nature of my work, I have a decent number of millenials in my Twitter feed and the excitement about OG's never ending pasta pass was palpable...the crazy lifetime pass this year generated a ton of buzz.
If you say so... I just don't hear the "buzz" ... Olive Garden just isn't on the radar. I can see it having a resurgence among older folks, tho.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Olive Garden has enjoyed an amazing comeback since activist investor Starboard took a big stake in Darden in 2014 and pushed for significant changes at the restaurant chain. This included doing away with a series of culinary sins such as too much sauce on pasta, wasted food and a menu that was straying from its Italian roots.

https://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/inv...ngs/index.html
Too much sauce on pasta? I hate it when my pasta comes out dry.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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If you say so... I just don't hear the "buzz" ... Olive Garden just isn't on the radar. I can see it having a resurgence among older folks, tho.
Lol... According to my 15 year old daughter, Millennials are the older folks. Everyone under 25 that I work with don’t want anything to do with the stereotypical Millennial moniker. The generational cycle continues.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Popular does not equal good.

Cardi B is popular.
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But you're assuming that because a lot of people eat somewhere, the food is good.
Spot on - mediocre and "safe" sells.
I wouldn't say Olive Garden is bad (better than certain other chains); it just isn't all that special. We ate at one recently (received a gift card), and the food was just decent.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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https://www.businessinsider.com/oliv...-dining-2017-6

By nature of my work, I have a decent number of millenials in my Twitter feed and the excitement about OG's never ending pasta pass was palpable...the crazy lifetime pass this year generated a ton of buzz.
By virtue of being a millenial....

Everything is expensive. A "deal" on food with a hint of nostalgia is going to be a pallet pleaser for many.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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https://www.businessinsider.com/oliv...-dining-2017-6

By nature of my work, I have a decent number of millenials in my Twitter feed and the excitement about OG's never ending pasta pass was palpable...the crazy lifetime pass this year generated a ton of buzz.
I thought that was just marketed to current and prospective offensive linemen....
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC
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By virtue of being a millenial....

Everything is expensive. A "deal" on food with a hint of nostalgia is going to be a pallet pleaser for many.
I'd rather have my palate pleased than my pallet.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I'd rather have my palate pleased than my pallet.
Touche I can't even blame autocorrect on that one.

Pallets don't have feelings.
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