Evaluation Essay: The Olive Garden
My favorite restaurant to dine at is the Olive Garden located on Siegen Lane. The Olive Garden restaurant is a well-known corporate chain of restaurants that offers a wide variety of dishes. The Olive Garden is a mid-priced, causal restaurant specializing in home cooked Italian food. Olive Garden is a staple nationwide in Italian cuisine, however like any chain; it does come with a few flaws. I must say that I am very impressed and satisfied with the quality and taste of food. A particular visit last month proved to me that Olive Garden lives up to the expectations of its guests. Olive Garden’s creed is always “Treating you like you’re family”. The casual attire allowed me to feel relaxed like I was at home. It was loud at times but gave me the feeling of being with a large Italian family eating great food and having a good time. When I see an Olive Garden restaurant, it always appears to be a fancy upscale eatery that would in most cases be out of the price range of most Americans families. The interior of the restaurants, like the exterior, is designed to be a clash between modern and traditional Italian style. Uses of vine, wine bottles, and stones are used throughout the establishment to give a true Italian feel. The building looked like an old cobble stone Italian restaurant that would serve the supper class but is open to all. The walls had very decorative décor, and background music seeking of Italian themes that made me feel like I was in an Italian marketplace. The food made me fell joyful kind of like a fat kid that loves cake. Pulling into the oversized parking lot, the first thing I noticed was all the landscaping and how well it was maintained. I found the restaurant, overall very well maintained and clean although the floors were a little on the messy side. And finally the service at the Olive Garden caught my attention. As soon as we walked through the door we heard, “how are you and...
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