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Entry from January 07, 2020
“Olive Garden is the Italian version of Applebee’s”

Olive Garden is an American casual dining restaurant chain, serving Americanized versions of Italian food. It has been compared to Applebee’s, a chain restaurant serving American food.

“Olive Garden is the Applebee’s purgatory of Italian food” was posted on Twitter by Sarah Trotto on July 3, 2010. “Olive Garden is like the Applebee’s of Italian restaurants” was posted on Twitter by V is for Vodka on June 2, 2011. “The Olive Garden is just an Italian Applebee’s” was posted on Twitter by REKT on June 27, 2011.

“Olive Garden is the Italian version of Applebee’s” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 6, 2020.


Wikipedia: Olive Garden
Olive Garden is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is headquartered in Orange County, Florida. As of May 28, 2018, Olive Garden operates 892 locations globally and accounts for $3.8 billion of the $6.9 billion revenue of parent Darden.

Wikipedia: Applebee’s
Applebee’s is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurant chain. The Applebee’s concept focuses on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, and “riblets” (which is considered Applebee’s signature dish). All Applebee’s restaurants feature a bar area and serve alcoholic beverages (except where prohibited by law).

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Sarah Trotto
@sarahtrotto
Replying to @realBJP
@bjpatwork Olive Garden is the Applebee’s purgatory of Italian food.
2:55 AM · Jul 3, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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V is for Vodka
@medousamedea
Replying to @mtbrown11
@Mtbrown11 Olive Garden is like the Applebee’s of Italian restaurants. Yuck.
11:38 PM · Jun 2, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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Joe Greiner
@joe_rollins
apparently olive garden is a big deal? ive been like once. isnt it basically the applebee’s of italian food? #wehavejoseppisalready
4:39 PM · Jun 7, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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REKT
@chocolakai
The Olive Garden is just an Italian Applebee’s.
12:50 PM · Jun 27, 2011·Twitter for Android

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lonzo
@lonzoplayskeys
“I mean if you think about it, Olive Garden is just the Italian version of Applebee’s” ahaha
4:41 PM · Dec 8, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Gab-REAL
@SmediumYSLTees
Olive Garden is the Applebee’s of Italian food
9:21 PM · Apr 9, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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evan
@vodkaraven
Benihana is just Japanese Applebee’s. Olive Garden is Italian Applebee’s
8:51 PM · Mar 8, 2017·Twitter for Android

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julia
@Leanpopkermit
Olive Garden is literally Italian Applebee’s #garbage
6:56 PM · Jul 24, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Brother Miguel
@arenas_luke
Red lobster is just seafood Applebee’s.
Olive Garden is just Italian Applebee’s.
Chili’s is just spicy Applebee’s.
9:45 PM · Jun 10, 2019 from Stuart, FL·Twitter for iPhone

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@FritzLienemann
@FritzLienemann
Applebee’s is the baseline
IHOP is breakfast Applebee’s
Olive Garden is Italian Applebee’s
Chili’s is spicy Applebee’s
Outback Steakhouse is Australian Applebee’s
Red Lobster is East Coast Applebee’s
Longhorn Steakhouse is Texas Applebee’s
2:00 PM · Oct 26, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/zinky30 January 6, 2020
Olive Garden is the Italian version of Applebee’s.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Tuesday, January 07, 2020 • Permalink