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Old 11-02-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Has anyone else heard that the empty O'Charley's in Brief Creek is going to be razed and replaced with an Olive Garden?
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Um, you weren't actually thinking of going there were you.....
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:13 PM
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Has anyone else heard that the empty O'Charley's in Brief Creek is going to be razed and replaced with an Olive Garden?
How long has that O'Charley's been sitting there empty? I feel like I went there once about 10 years ago and then it closed and nothing's happened since. I'm surprised they'd be building a new Olive Garden in general. That entire "restaurant genre" feels like it's on the downslide these days.

I'd be super curious to peer on the inside. Love abandoned buildings in a weird way.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: The City of Medicine
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I haven’t heard about it, but I ended up googling it and a Reddit thread from six months ago came

https://www.reddit.com/r/raleigh/com...tm_name=iossmf
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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This has been in the works for over a year. Olive Garden is doing extremely well...popular with millennials and they’ve been successful embracing to-go options.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:11 AM
 
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I doubt it just because nobody goes to olive garden any more, but check Triangle Food Blog for food news, it's good at finding out what restaurants are opening in and around the whole triangle area. The site is updated weekly on Friday.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I doubt it just because nobody goes to olive garden any more, but check Triangle Food Blog for food news, it's good at finding out what restaurants are opening in and around the whole triangle area. The site is updated weekly on Friday.

Actually, Olive Garden is a bright spot for Darden Restaurants. I haven't been in years, but SFSpiderman seems to be on point.

https://investor.darden.com/investor...r/default.aspx
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Yep, it's true. I found the cities building approval plans for it. It's On Brier Creek Commons' website, too.

Repatriot: Because it's been the selection of other people, I've eaten several times in two different locations this year. Big improvement since my last visit, maybe 5+ years ago. The lunch deal was a bargain, the food surprisingly good, the service was outstanding.

Drrkmtthews: The places I went to had literally lines of people waiting for tables at both lunch and dinner. In the case of a location in Brier Creek, I'd say "If you build it, they will come.". And I've informed Sean at Triangle Food blog.

DPK: O'Charley's closed summer, 2018 The Johnny Carinos had been closed much longer than that. (I've no idea what's happened to the plans for Panera to take over that spot.)

I'm just happy it's going to be a sit down restaurant instead of another damn fast casual joint. An alternative to the over hyped Mellow Mushroom (IMO the food is mediocre and the service always sucks.)

I continue my fervent prayers for a decent sitdown Chinese restaurant.

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Old 11-03-2019, 07:43 AM
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The Johnny Carinos had been closed much longer than that.
AhhhH! Johnny Carinos was the place I went to. Knew it was something with a big ole C in the name.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I must admit Olive Garden has come around.

I have only ever been to the one at Crossroads. Went last year for the first time in A LOOOONG time and it was PACKED. 30 minute wait for a table.

Is it Michelin Star or Italian Grandma level dining? No.


But those breadsticks.......
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