Manila, The Philippines, January 2023. Olive Garden’s Italian generosity, warmth and hearty food can now be enjoyed at its new branch in Glorietta 3. Opening on January 9, the 113-seater restaurant is located at the 3rd level of the said mall.
Famous for its Never-Ending garden-fresh salad, homemade soups, and fresh-baked, soft garlic breadsticks, Olive Garden is the largest American-Italian restaurant chain in the United States, where it operates more than 900 restaurants and employs more than 96,000 people.
Greg Balogh, Darden Regional Operations director, will be in Manila to attend the restaurant’s launch. A team of trainors from the USA is also in town to prepare the local staff for the opening. “We are excited to open our 2nd branch in the Philippines in a span of 3 months, on the heels of the success of our maiden store at the Mall of Asia. We are very pleased about the enthusiastic welcome that Filipinos accorded Olive Garden and we look forward to expanding the brand in more locations soon,” Balogh said.
For his part, the Bistro Group’s President Jean Paul Manuud, said, “What we have with Darden Restaurants, Inc., the company behind Olive Garden, is a collaboration that’s been very positive from the start. We are happy to be working with them on building the brand and growing the business locally.” After Glorietta 3, The Bistro Group will open this year another Olive Garden branch.
Classics and heartwarming food for all
The Italian-American restaurant’s menu offers classics like Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna, and Chicken Parmigiana, all prepared fresh with high quality ingredients. Other equally delicious dishes such as Tour of Italy with Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico and Fettucino Alfredo, the world famous Amazing Alfredos, and an Italian classic – Shrimp Scampi. In addition, the restaurant’s familiar style allows this to be the perfect place for families, groups of friends or colleagues, to enjoy a great meal and a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.
A rustic stone passageway, that is inherent in all Olive Garden restaurants anywhere in the world, welcomes guests to the restaurant where the vibe is comfortable, fresh, cozy and modern with warm elements and olive green accents. The design of the interiors emanates with the Italian countryside through earth tones and natural textures.
About OLIVE GARDEN
At Olive Garden, we know that life is better together and everyone is happiest when they’re with family. As the leader in the Italian dining segment, Olive Garden has more than 900 restaurants globally. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants. At Darden, our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ more than 175,000 team members in more than 1,800 restaurants.
About The Bistro Group
Founded in 1994, The Bistro Group is one of the Philippines’ most progressive restaurant chains that popularized the casual dining concept with the entry of TGIFRidays in the country over 25 years ago. Its success led to the launch of other reputable, world-class brands such as Italianni’s, Denny’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse and Hard Rock Café among others as well as Asian concepts like Watami,Modern Shanghai, Bulgogi Brothers and Fish & Co. In May last year, The Bistro Group introduced LA’s iconic Randy’s Donuts which was received enthusiastically by the local market. The company also owns and operates Bistronomia, a collection of boutique Spanish/Mediterranean restaurants, Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito, BCN by Las Flores and Rumba. TBG Elite by The Bistro Group’s Executive Corporate Chef, Josh Boutwood, is also a part of the company. Its premier restaurants, driven by quality ingredients, seasonality and unique cooking methods are Helm, The Test Kitchen, Savage and Ember.
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