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Riley18 Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 01:20 PM
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23. Why do people like the one in New York so much? There are so many real
Italian restaurants there? We'll go to Carraba's whenever we feel like eating fake Italian food. When we want the real thing we use Grandmom's recipes :)
Would be good if everyone lets Olive Garden know how much business they will lose because of their decision. We need to be as vocal as the wingnuts.

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  -Olive Garden pulling ads from Letterman over Palin joke (owner donates to Republicans) Mrs. Overall  Jun-18-09 12:59 PM   #0 
  - Yet another reason not to eat their slop.  Arugula Latte   Jun-18-09 01:00 PM   #1 
  - It's the most overpriced food of any restaurant chain.  bulloney   Jun-18-09 07:58 PM   #92 
  - buh-bye Olive Garden... welcome to the Political Arena  fascisthunter   Jun-18-09 01:01 PM   #2 
  - Yep. Going to miss those endless soup and salads  Horse with no Name   Jun-18-09 03:04 PM   #74 
  - oh noes  rcrush   Jun-18-09 01:01 PM   #3 
  - Oh heavens no!  sniffa   Jun-18-09 01:01 PM   #4 
  - HAHAHA  unpossibles   Jun-18-09 01:11 PM   #16 
  - well, that is the last time I eat at the olive garden.  niyad   Jun-18-09 01:02 PM   #5 
  - What happened was  MineralMan   Jun-18-09 01:02 PM   #6 
  - Assholes  Symarip   Jun-18-09 01:03 PM   #7 
  - DAMMIT. I was supposed to go the one in Times Square tomorrow for lunch  no name no slogan   Jun-18-09 01:03 PM   #8 
  - i won't eat there--everyone tivo letterman  grannie4peace   Jun-18-09 01:05 PM   #9 
  - UGH horrible nasty food  Mari333   Jun-18-09 01:06 PM   #10 
  - Two different contribs to Norm Coleman  lpbk2713   Jun-18-09 01:07 PM   #11 
  - well, that explains why their food tastes like same old cheap crap they've tried to serve for years  unpossibles   Jun-18-09 01:07 PM   #12 
  - The only time I ever go there is when I'm in NYC  AngryAmish   Jun-18-09 01:07 PM   #13 
  - WHAT??!?!? An Olive Garden thread located somewhere other  bullwinkle428   Jun-18-09 01:09 PM   #14 
  - Whaddya expect from a company whose breadsticks are phallic symbols?  jobycom   Jun-18-09 01:11 PM   #15 
  - .  merh   Jun-18-09 01:13 PM   #17 
  - Time to Boycott Olive Garden and propose others do  Liberation Angel   Jun-18-09 01:15 PM   #18 
  - Or maybe we can focus our energy and attention on something not so stupid  rcrush   Jun-18-09 01:36 PM   #40 
  - I see your point, but I do think issues like this have significance. The far right creates moral  Mrs. Overall   Jun-18-09 01:40 PM   #42 
  - They create this faux-rage over some joke  rcrush   Jun-18-09 01:44 PM   #47 
     - +1  RufusTFirefly   Jun-18-09 04:03 PM   #79 
  - boycotts effect policies  Liberation Angel   Jun-18-09 01:53 PM   #54 
     - I doubt Dave or anyone at CBS is hurt by this.  rcrush   Jun-18-09 02:22 PM   #65 
  - Do you think they would lose more business if they boycott or not?  GoesTo11   Jun-18-09 01:46 PM   #49 
     - that is my point  Liberation Angel   Jun-18-09 01:50 PM   #51 
  - That place has gone down hill over the past few years, no need to eat that crap again.  sarcasmo   Jun-18-09 01:15 PM   #19 
  - I hope Dave eviscerates them.  flvegan   Jun-18-09 01:16 PM   #20 
  - Where can Haruka and I now take Pacifist Patriot when she comes to NYC  LostinVA   Jun-18-09 01:17 PM   #21 
  - Just tell her: "I beg your pardon. I never promised you Olive Garden."  Arugula Latte   Jun-18-09 02:08 PM   #62 
  - And yet this sinner would serve LOBSTER to the masses. Rot in HELL bastard!!  LynneSin   Jun-18-09 01:18 PM   #22 
  - Why do people like the one in New York so much? There are so many real  Riley18   Jun-18-09 01:20 PM   #23 
  - Psst ... It's a joke.  Arugula Latte   Jun-18-09 02:04 PM   #59 
  - Oh no, now where will i find Tuna Parmigiana Rollatini?  AlCzervik   Jun-18-09 01:20 PM   #24 
  - You've inspired me to create some new dishes for Olive Garden to add to their menu:  Arugula Latte   Jun-18-09 05:37 PM   #83 
     - ooohhhhh! Linguine with Spam sauce!  AlCzervik   Jun-18-09 05:50 PM   #86 
     - Yes! but maybe it should be called "Linguine a la Spamatini" or something.  Arugula Latte   Jun-18-09 05:51 PM   #87 
        - "Linguine a la Spamatini" FUCK YEAH!  AlCzervik   Jun-18-09 05:56 PM   #88 
     - Olive Garden management thinks if you add the letters i-n-i to the end of any word,  bulloney   Jun-18-09 08:03 PM   #93 
        - You've just saved their marketing/entree-naming division lots of work.  Arugula Latte   Jun-19-09 12:13 PM   #95 
  - Rec'd! Get this news out there like  Cha   Jun-18-09 01:21 PM   #25 
  - What? Embassy Suites is dropping Letterman, too?  Mrs. Overall   Jun-18-09 01:23 PM   #27 
     - Yes, that's why we have to  Cha   Jun-18-09 01:34 PM   #39 
  - We've known Olive Garden sucks for a long time.  Lex   Jun-18-09 01:22 PM   #26 
  - And that's why I never eat there.  CanonRay   Jun-18-09 01:24 PM   #28 
  - Who would want to eat at OG anyway?  Kalyke   Jun-18-09 01:25 PM   #29 
  - Good, I needed another reason to not go there besides their poor excuse for italian food.  cbdo2007   Jun-18-09 01:26 PM   #30 
  - Is this already posted in the Lounge, too?  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-18-09 01:27 PM   #31 
  - Darden has always been far right wing.  Joanne98   Jun-18-09 01:28 PM   #32 
  - I suggest we contact Darden Restaurants  Contrary1   Jun-18-09 01:29 PM   #33 
  - you know what to do:  musette_sf   Jun-18-09 01:29 PM   #34 
  - Anyone got a contact for them... time to e-mail bomb them on the losses they  glowing   Jun-18-09 01:31 PM   #35 
  - Yet another reason not to eat there...  Rebel Scum   Jun-18-09 01:32 PM   #36 
  - Makes sense . . . If you're stupid enough to believe Olive Garden is "Italian" . . .  hatrack   Jun-18-09 01:32 PM   #37 
  - CONTACT INFORMATION  Joanne98   Jun-18-09 01:32 PM   #38 
  - My email to Darden  SoCalDem   Jun-18-09 05:46 PM   #84 
  - Pleased to kick to greatest page and avoid all Darden eateries like the plague  indepat   Jun-18-09 01:39 PM   #41 
  - Awesome, now I don't have to suffer through their terrible ads while I enjoy Letterman.  grace0418   Jun-18-09 01:40 PM   #43 
  - Fuck Darden and all of its crappy chain restaurants.  WorseBeforeBetter   Jun-18-09 01:41 PM   #44 
  - Yeah...THAT'S what left us w/a bad impression of Olive Garden  Debi   Jun-18-09 01:43 PM   #45 
  - But what's their policy on breastfeeding in their restaurants?  progressoid   Jun-18-09 01:44 PM   #46 
  - My email to them  greenbriar   Jun-18-09 01:45 PM   #48 
  - Fuck you, Olive Garden. n/t  Ian David   Jun-18-09 01:48 PM   #50 
  - Well, thanks for letting me know  Catherine Vincent   Jun-18-09 01:52 PM   #52 
  - Is Olive Garden still advertising on Conan? How about Leno's new show?  tridim   Jun-18-09 01:53 PM   #53 
  - we started watching Letterman just for SPITE  CitizenPatriot   Jun-18-09 01:53 PM   #55 
  - Olive Garden has a Twitter account  Ian David   Jun-18-09 01:56 PM   #56 
  - Since my divorce  jdadd   Jun-18-09 02:00 PM   #57 
  - The only major chain more fascist-leaning than Olive Garden is Santorum Steak House.  Ian David   Jun-18-09 02:02 PM   #58 
  - Handy link to reference this thread...  Ian David   Jun-18-09 02:04 PM   #60 
  - I thought I saw Olive Garden in Bankruptcy a few months back...  Grinchie   Jun-18-09 02:05 PM   #61 
  - good. progressive dems boycott Olive Garden!  robinlynne   Jun-18-09 02:16 PM   #63 
  - Don't eat there anyway, the food is gross and the place is full of screaming toddlers  diane in sf   Jun-18-09 02:20 PM   #64 
  - I don't understand why anyone eats at any of those places.  toadzilla   Jun-18-09 02:23 PM   #66 
  - Or not  blogslut   Jun-18-09 02:31 PM   #67 
  - I wonder if they have decided to backtrack because of negative response to their "outrage"  Mrs. Overall   Jun-18-09 02:54 PM   #71 
  - did you notice that the report did not actually answer the charge? sidestepping with no  niyad   Jun-18-09 03:02 PM   #72 
     - The Orlando Sentinal adds this  blogslut   Jun-18-09 03:10 PM   #75 
  - There goes one vacation option.  bikebloke   Jun-18-09 02:41 PM   #68 
  - Olive Garden disputes report that ads were pulled from Letterman  Ian David   Jun-18-09 02:41 PM   #69 
  - Hmmm, did Politico just make up this quote from Olive Garden's spokesperson--  Mrs. Overall   Jun-18-09 02:51 PM   #70 
  - Olive Garden is disputing the details, but not the main fact, it appears. n/t  Ian David   Jun-18-09 03:54 PM   #76 
     - Welcome to corporate-speak!  RufusTFirefly   Jun-18-09 04:35 PM   #80 
  - Thanks for that..I guess we'll have to wait  Cha   Jun-18-09 03:55 PM   #77 
  - YES! boycott Olive Garden either way, for being reich-wing douchebags AND for having nasty "food."@  populistdriven   Jun-18-09 05:25 PM   #81 
  - I'd like to know why the PUMAs are all up in this thang.  AtomicKitten   Jun-18-09 03:03 PM   #73 
  - I've only been to an OG once, I was SO not impressed. $56 for two plates of bad spaghetti,  Maru Kitteh   Jun-18-09 03:55 PM   #78 
  - Maybe we should contact Olive Garden and tell them that we won't eat there if they pull the ads.  texanwitch   Jun-18-09 05:33 PM   #82 
  - Olive Garden denying it now. They still suck!  Joanne98   Jun-18-09 05:48 PM   #85 
  - All this 'controversy' needs is some Carrie Prejean  rcrush   Jun-18-09 07:43 PM   #89 
  - It figures ... Dead Mobster is a nauseating restaurant.  TahitiNut   Jun-18-09 07:53 PM   #90 
  - I have a gift certificate from there I need to spend  cherish44   Jun-18-09 07:56 PM   #91 
  - Darden Restaurants ARE SH*T FOOD. Figures a Repuke would own those swill shops. n/t  NoodleyAppendage   Jun-18-09 08:05 PM   #94 

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