Friday, July 20

As If It Wasn't Generic Enough Already

Darden, the company behind the I-could-be-anywhere-USA restaurants Olive Garden and Red Lobster, has now started pairing the two under one roof in certain markets. As if we needed any more convincing of the dubious quality of the food at these places. Welcome to the continued generification of America.
"'This is really the first casual diner, full-service restaurant that I’ve seen do this,' said Senatore, who is based in New York. 'You have to ask: 'Why has nobody else done it?' Sometimes it’s because it’s not a great idea.'"
Darden Sees Olive-Garden-Red Lobster Making New Revenue (Businessweek)