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Will You Have a Facebook Card in Your Wallet?

Noah Mallin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Noah Mallin

Facebook announced a major addition to their Gifts product on January 31st -- Facebook Cards. Facebook Cards, as the name implies, are physical, multi-use gift cards that users can order for friends directly through Facebook.

6 Olive Garden Dishes You Won't Find In Italy

Posted 01.11.2013 | Food

Here's how Olive Garden describes itself on its website: Olive Garden is a family of more than 780 local restaurants committed to providing every ...

Re-gifting Dos and Don'ts

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I hate musicals, so why did I get a two-CD set of Andrea Bocelli crooning show tunes? Does my grandmother really think I will ever be caught dead wearing a hot pink V-necked sweater?

Apparently Trying To Skirt Obamacare Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants Inc. is cutting its profit forecast for the year, with the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster blaming fail...

Restaurants Test Plan To Skirt Obamacare

AP | CANDICE CHOI and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from P...

Olive Garden Attempts To Freshen Up Image

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.05.2012 | Food

NEW YORK — Olive Garden is tossing out its famous "When You're Here, You're Family" slogan to cater to a more modern lifestyle. After a 14-year...

Workers Allege Olive Garden, LongHorn Violated Wage Rules

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

MIAMI -- Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhou...

Hilarious Dramatic Reading Of Olive Garden Review

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.02.2012 | Small Business

The chocolate mint cravings of a New York City Yelp reviewer are brought hilariously to life in the latest installment of the viral web video series, ...

WATCH: 'The Onion' On How To Opt Out Of Olive Garden's Unlimited Breadsticks

Posted 08.14.2012 | Food

Olive Garden may use its unlimited breadsticks as an incentive to get customers, but what if you just don't want them? The Onion has created a dorky b...

Everybody's Favorite Olive Garden Reviewer To Receive Major Award

Posted 08.13.2012 | Media

Everybody's favorite Olive Garden reviewer will receive a major journalism award, BuzzFeed reported on Friday. Marilyn Hagerty, who has been a jour...

Olive Garden Owner Makes $585 Million Restaurant Acquisition

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Food

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Darden Restaurants Inc., operator of Red Lobster and Olive Garden, said Thursday that it is buying the Yard House USA restaurant chai...

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Struggle To Revive Sales

AP | CANDICE CHOI and TOM MURPHY | Posted 08.22.2012 | Food

NEW YORK -- Darden Restaurants Inc. is struggling to revive sales at its flagship Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. A key sales figure fell at...

Anthony Bourdain To Publish Viral Olive Garden Reviewer

Eater National | Posted 04.05.2012 | Food

Last we heard, Anthony Bourdain was in talks for a book with "viral" North Dakota critic Marilyn Hagerty, and today during a conference call with jour...

Olive Garden Shows Signs Of A Turnaround

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Food

March 23 (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc's Olive Garden chain, which generates almost half of company revenue, posted its first rise in quarterly...

WATCH: Viral Olive Garden Reviewer Offers Restaurant Advice With Anderson Cooper

Posted 03.20.2012 | Food

North Dakota's most famous food critic, Marilyn Hagerty, had a grand tour of New York last week after her Olive Garden review went viral and the Grand...

Viral Olive Garden Review Keeps On Rolling

Posted 03.21.2012 | Food

Apparently, people cannot get enough of Marilyn Hagerty. After her positive review of the new Grand Forks, North Dakota Olive Garden went viral, Hager...

Was The Mocking Of This Restaurant Reviewer Ageist?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

North Dakota restaurant reviewer Marilyn Hagerty was mocked by Gawker and Boing Boing for her review of Olive Garden. Is it ageism?

Woman's Olive Garden Review Goes Viral

Posted 03.09.2012 | Food

An earnest review of the new location of Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. went viral this week -- much to the surprise of the restaurant and its writ...

Dave Jamieson

Pricey Restaurant Chain Pays 'Poverty Wages,' Worker Advocates Say | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's been a busy few months at Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a scrappy non-profit that advocates for low-wage restaurant work...

Olive Garden Struggles With Diners Afraid Of Capers, Pesto

Posted 12.22.2011 | Food

The Wall Street Journal has a great article by Sara Nassauer about struggles several chain restaurants face when trying to find the balance of offerin...

Olive Garden Apologizes For Not Allowing American Flag In Restaurant

Posted 12.13.2011 | Food

Marti Warren, 80, wanted to bring an American flag into an Alabama Olive Garden for the Kiwanis Club award banquet last week. To her dismay, the resta...

Lessons in Being a "Betch"

Annie Stamell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy
Annie Stamell

You could call me crazy and weird and bossy and nerdy and neurotic and definitely adorkable but one thing I am not is bitchy. So indulge me while I get bitched at and bitched out and then totally betchified by "The Head Betches" of the hit website Betches Love This.

Michelle Obama Joins Olive Garden For Big Menu Announcement


WASHINGTON -- Calorie by calorie, first lady Michelle Obama is chipping away at big portions and unhealthy food in an effort to help America slim down...

Class Action Suit Filed Against Olive Garden

Posted 10.19.2011 | Food

An Olive Garden employee in Fayetteville, N.C. tested positive for hepatitis A a few weeks ago, potentially exposing thousands of customers to the dis...

WATCH: Anthony Bourdain On 'The Colbert Report'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Food

Anthony Bourdain was a guest on The Colbert Report last night and in true Stephen Colbert style, he kept Bourdain on his toes. Some highlights: Col...