Olive Garden is an Italian-themed restaurant chain with sites in every American state, except Alaska and Hawaii, as well as outlets in Canada. It is marketed as a family style restaurant that takes its menu inspiration from Tuscany.

The Olive Garden started as a unit of General Mills. The Olive Garden’s first restaurant was opened on December 13, 1982, in Orlando. By 1989, there were 145 The Olive Garden restaurants, making it the fastest-growing units in the General Mills restaurant division. The Olive Garden restaurants were uniformly popular, and the chain’s per-store sales soon matched former sister company Red Lobster. The company eventually became the largest chain of Italian-themed full-service restaurants in the United States.

Olive Garden’s original slogan was “Good Times, Great Salad, Olive Garden”. This was used when their main advertising focus was unlimited salad. When unlimited soup and breadsticks were added to the menu, the slogan was changed to “When you’re here, you’re family”. The slogan changed in early 2013 to “We’re all family here”. In the fall of 2013, Olive Garden started a promotion for the “Never Ending Pasta Bowl”. Olive Garden added the “Lifetime Pasta Pass” offered to first fifty diners to sign up for the never ending one. 

Olive Garden serves several types of Italian-American cuisine including pasta dishes, steaks, and salads. The company advertises its breadstick product and centers its lunch menu around it. Additionally, the company advertises that its soups and sauces are made fresh in each location daily instead of importing them from a commissary or outside vendor. 

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