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What’s Olive Garden Doing About Gluten Sensitive Customers?

The other day I was watching a commercial of Olive Garden and what they offer.  

I always say, “I would eat there if they had gluten-free pasta”. 

Instead of just saying that, I decided to surf over to their website and leave them a message

using the form on the website. (That’s why I don’t have my original message.)

 

Within 2 days time I got a response.

and here it is.


Dear Glenda,

Thank you for your interest in Olive Garden.

Our guests asked us to develop a menu for people with food sensitivities. In response, we introduced new allergen information that specifies whether each menu item contains any of the following ingredients:

• Peanuts
• Tree Nuts
• Shellfish
• Fish
• Soy 
• Dairy
• Wheat / Gluten
• Eggs

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and choice in helping you meet your nutritional goals, we are also making available a downloadable and printable version of this menu for our U.S. restaurants at www.olivegarden.com/Menu/Gluten-Allergen While visiting our restaurants; you may obtain this menu from your server.

Since recipes sometimes change, we will update the allergen menu regularly. Please note the effective date printed on each menu, and visit your local Olive Garden or olivegarden.com any time you want a current copy. The allergen menu is now available in our restaurants in the U.S., and will be available for Canada in a few months.

We hope you find this information useful. We appreciate having you as a valued guest at Olive Garden.

We appreciate the time you took to write to us. If Guest Relations can be of further assistance, please reply to this email or write us again through our website at www.olivegarden.com.

Sincerely,

Michelle
Olive Garden Guest Relations

 

I clicked on the link and there were some gluten-free choices, dishes I would

actually eat.

 

So FYI if you were like me or know someone who needs gluten-free food

SHARE this post with them.  

 

When in doubt, ask!

Enjoy!