Monday, October 1, 2012

Weeding the Olive Garden

This weekend, I visited an Olive Garden with some family for dinner.  After looking at the menu, I decided to get a dish with clams, mussels, and shrimp over thing pasta in a spicy marinara sauce.  It was a tough choice between that and my second choice, mussels, shrimp, and scallops in a garlic white wine sauce.  However, the waitress suggested that the former was the more popular menu item, so I decided to order it.

After the salad and bread came out and subsequently went down the hatch, my entree arrived.  However, when I looked at it, I noticed something lacking.  I saw the mussels and the shrimp, but no clams!  When the waitress came back, I inquired about my lacking seafood, and she told me that they were out of clams.  Instead of telling me that 1/3 of the reason I ordered what I did was out of stock, the cooks decided to roll the dice and hope I wouldn't notice.

If there's one thing I will never overlook though, it's food.  I understand they didn't know this about me, but still...This is not any way to treat customers.  For this little snafu, Olive Garden has officially become the first restaurant to earn a lifetime MSG ban.


1 comment:

  1. Olive Garden already had a lifetime ban for me. As does IHOP.

    Also I had clams in a Hot Pot last night. Just because I felt like it.