Sunday, February 8, 2009

Free Olive Garden dinner

We went to eat at Olive Garden today. It cost 3 of us ZERO to eat. In August we had an issue with our meal and I wrote at letter. My daughter is a vegetarian and she always orders the lunch portion of penne with Alfredo sauce with no parsley. When the meal came it had CHICKEN!! There was also a speck or 2 of parsley so she knew that when the dish came pack without the chicken and the same couple specks of parsley that they had just removed the chicken and returned the same plate to her. We didn't say anything at the restaurant for fear that the horror stories of spit and other nasties that happens to returned food might happen to her meal. She picked around at the food and ate very little. When I returned home I wrote a letter on Olive Gardens comment page. I was sent a $50.00 gift card with an apology. It has taken me this long to get my daughter to return to Olive Garden. I must day the food was perfect and all went well. We had enough left on the gift card to even leave the tip so NOTHING OOP!!!

On the way home I stopped at CVS. I wanted to get the Bayer low dose aspirin that was on sale for $1.99. I had a dollar coupon. When I got there they had one package with 100% more free. WOW, that is 2 bottles for .99. I also got the Purina Dog Chow that was on sale for $4.99. I had 2 $4.00 coupons so I got 8.8 pounds of dog food for $1.89. If my husband hadn't picked up insoles I would have walked out owing nothing except for tax because I had a $3.00 ecb to use as payment.


  1. Hi Gramm Paula!
    Glad to hear they made it right!!!
    I had a similar situation happen to me there once. I was a vegetarian years ago and my husband went to olive garden for our anniversary. I ordered eggplant parm and they ended up bringing out veal parm. The waiter actually argued with me saying that I had ordered the veal. I don't even want to think about what they might have done. It was such a bad experience we've never gone back!! Not sure why we never talked to a manager... we typically would have.

  2. Wow that was horrible grammar! Sorry!