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(Daily Dot)   After reading this link, why not go to Olive Garden for unlimited tasty breadsticks? Olive Garden, when you're here, you're family   (dailydot.com ) divider line
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2013-10-09 03:24:55 PM  
3 votes:
Oh a story about reddit and Olive garden?

www.polyvore.com
2013-10-09 02:44:11 PM  
2 votes:
i don't think I would eat at a restaurant linked to a "viral" anything
2013-10-09 02:37:43 PM  
2 votes:

RedPhoenix122: There's a Facebook group for the Never Ending Pasta Bowl.


Seriously? Or is that a euphemism for something less gross?
2013-10-09 07:40:58 PM  
1 vote:
Hellllooooo!img.fark.net
2013-10-09 04:24:21 PM  
1 vote:

Lusiphur: I think a lot of the hate comes from the fact that it's more expensive to eat at olive Garden than at a legit place that uses real food and actually cooks. I would have no problem with olive garden if they were proceed similarly to McDonald's, but they aren't. They're firmly in the mid-tier price range, while offering what are essentially microwaved frozen dinners.


You nailed it for me.  Back when the majority of OG pasta dishes were under $10, I was fine eating mediocre food.  Now those same dishes are often pushing $15+, yet the quality of the food and service is about the same.

For the same price, I can just go find a hole in the wall Italian restaurant and get something a notch or two higher.  Or I can just get off my lazy ass and make it from scratch in the kitchen.
2013-10-09 04:13:29 PM  
1 vote:

meanmutton: Millennium: They'd probably have better luck faking detractors. Easier to blend in.

I never really got all the hate, though. Sometimes, all you really want is some good Italian-American food, and Olive Garden fits the bill. I've got a good local place where I go when I want something more continental. But like the old jingle goes, "Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don't." There are times when I just want a smoked mozzerella fonduta and unlimited tasty breadsticks, and the OG fits the bill for that.

Here's my thing: Most of the time, I'm happy with "cheap and good enough".  I'm fine with Olive Garden (or Friday's or Chilli's or any of the other cheap chain places); I'm fine with Miller Lite; I'm fine with Little Penguin wine.  There are times when I want to spend a little more to get something good but the vast majority of the time, a $15 dinner at Olive Garden is fine.


I think a lot of the hate comes from the fact that it's more expensive to eat at olive Garden than at a legit place that uses real food and actually cooks. I would have no problem with olive garden if they were proceed similarly to McDonald's, but they aren't. They're firmly in the mid-tier price range, while offering what are essentially microwaved frozen dinners.

And what's worse is that people buy that shiat up. I think that's the main reason for the hate - the fact that going to an olive Garden means being surrounded for at least an hour by people stupid enough to actually believe they're getting good food at a good price.
2013-10-09 04:04:11 PM  
1 vote:
Can someone PLEASE explain the allure of Reddit?

Remember the old anti drug films where they showed the difference between spider webs spun by spiders on various compounds as opposed to a sober spider?

Reddit reminds me of the spider on acid.
2013-10-09 03:35:51 PM  
1 vote:

Skyrmion: AYCEBS, MF


All Your Carbohydrates Expand Belly Significantly?
2013-10-09 03:27:26 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: Carn: Never Ending Taco Hole?

/visuals people

Human centipede.


I don't wanna play this game any more.
2013-10-09 03:21:16 PM  
1 vote:

4tehsnowflakes: WTF is a reddit?


3/5ths a 4chan.
2013-10-09 02:39:28 PM  
1 vote:
I always figured if you died and went straight to hell, you would have to endure the NEVER ending pasta bowl for eternity.
2013-10-09 02:29:11 PM  
1 vote:
Why do I have the feeling some smart ass is going to bust into this thread and tell me Reddit already covered this?
 
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