A Former Times Square Olive Garden Manager Spilled Some Juicy Secrets About What Really Goes On At The OG

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04.19.17 5 Comments

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The Olive Garden is one of America’s finest eateries. It’s got everything: An extensive menu, authentic Italian music (or music about Italy) (Okay, it’s just The Godfather soundtrack) that plays through the speakers at unexpected intervals, and unlimited breadsticks. It’s also an excellent source of people-watching. You ever see a family disintegrate over a plate of lukewarm minestrone and wilted salad? If you sat next to the table my parents and I occupied in May 2012, you probably have! (And you were probably secretly delighted.) (I would have been.)

But nothing you or I may have seen — and I once saw a man getting ejected for feeling up a woman on his way in to the restaurant and then complaining that “it wasn’t even worth it” after being violently confronted by his victim — can compare to what Olive Garden servers and managers see on a daily basis. And thanks to one guy who went on a date with the former manager of the Times Square location, we now know what really goes on behind the scenes:

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