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An Open Letter to Olive Garden

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An Open Letter to Olive Garden

DrBruin | Jun 8, 2011 10:10 PM

Dear Olive Garden,

Okay, so I'm the first to admit that I'm not a huge fan of your cuisine. Nearly every dish is a repackaged version of every other dish. However, I don't think it's as terrible as other chains. I'll go there when those around me want your all-you-can-eat salad and breadsticks.

I want to let you know that I'm very disappointed at your decision to pull the more complete nutritional menus off of the table which let a patron know about the calorie content, sodium content, fat content, and carbohydrate content in exchange for a simple calorie count on your main menu.

I have to say that when you did offer this information, it was frankly appalling about how horrendously unhealthy some of your dishes were, but it did allow me to order something healthier. I'm sure people were not ordering the unhealthier (and likely more profitable) appetizers which is why you pulled the information.

I would like you to make this information available again.

Sincerely,
DrBruin (and, yes, I'm a physician).

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