May 11, 2015
Olive Garden is known for its free, endless breadsticks.
Now, the restaurant has announced that it will use the beloved menu item to make sandwiches.
"It wasn't about getting rid of the breadsticks," Starboard Value investor Jeff Smith told Wall Street Week hosts Gary Kaminsky and Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday. "It was about reinstating discipline."
Starboard Value has a stake in Olive Garden's parent company, Darden Restaurants, Business Insider reports.
Just when you thought breadsticks couldn't get any better... Introducing the Breadstick Sandwich, coming this summer! pic.twitter.com/MAfDpzE4Ba— Olive Garden (@olivegarden) May 11, 2015
Chicken parmesan and meatball breadstick sandwiches will be available this summer.
Breadstick fans are rejoicing on Twitter.
If you need me, I'll be in line at @olivegarden waiting for the new breadstick sandwiches.— Ed South (@edsouth) May 11, 2015
When at the Olive Garden, how about a breadstick with a meatball on top?— Сергей Андреевсук (@bizneyvce) May 11, 2015
Can someone send me a Olive Garden breadstick sandwich?— LOL Podcast (@AZJoshM) May 11, 2015
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