Olive Garden is Anti-American?

This from “The Blaze”, full article is located here:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/olive-garden-american-flag-display-would-disrupt-the-dining-experience/

Appears so!  When 80-year-old Marti Warren thought she was doing a good thing a little over a month ago when she booked a local Olive Garden restaurant in Oxford, Alabama, to host a Kiwanis club awards banquet. The chapter president got a rude awakening the night of the gathering, however, when restaurant staff refused to allow her to bring an American flag inside the restaurant.

Apparently Olive Garden, along with Red Lobster and four other “chain” restaurant’s are owned by The Darden Company. The Darden Company is the world’s largest full-service restaurant company and with annual sales last year of $7.5 billion. That’s $7,500,000,000.00 folks!  With restaurants totaling 1,900 and with over 180,000 employees! Now with all this going on, you wouldn’t think putting up a U.S. Flag and a Kiwanis Banner for a couple of hours would bring and end to the world as we know it would you?

Evidently Olive Garden thought so, and what do they mean when they stated: “The Oxford Olive Garden does not have a private dining area.”  But Warren says that’s not what the restaurant told her, in fact she says they told her she’d be in banquet room three. Now does that sound like there’s no “private dining area”? Sounds like patriots are welcome but only in the back behind the kitchen and then only with no flags or banners, please! I guess it’s their prerogative to refuse admittance of all flags and banners and I agree with that, it is their right! But like Marti Warren, it is also my prerogative not to frequent their local establishments any more in the future! And this includes all the businesses owned by The Darden Company. So yes Marti Warren, I’m with you on this boycott.  Here is a list of their businesses, their corporate office site and their email. Boycott!!

Darden owns six brands:
•Red Lobster
•Olive Garden
•LongHorn Steakhouse
•The Capital Grille
•Bahama Breeze
•Seasons 52

Where is Darden headquartered?
Darden is headquartered in Orlando, Fla.

Email:  http://www.darden.com/



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