Restaurant Menu Watch: Olive Garden breadstick sandwiches draw mostly praise

Restaurant Menu Watch: Olive Garden breadstick sandwiches draw mostly praise

NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn breaks down what you should be watching in the industry this week. Connect with him on the latest menu trends and news at [email protected] and @foodwriterdiary. RELATED: • Olive Garden debuts breadstick sandwiches • Darden's Jeff Smith on breadsticks and activism • More food and beverage news

Olive Garden turned heads Monday when it did something that, in retrospect, might have been as obvious as Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos. The 834-unit casual-dining chain took its popular breadsticks and made sandwiches out of them.

The Signature Breadstick Bun Italian Meatball Sandwich is made with meatballs and Alfredo and marinara sauces, and starts at $6.99. The Signature Breadstick Bun Chicken Parmigi

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