I remember as a child we did not go out to eat much at all. We did not have a lot of money so it was always a really special treat when we did. I remember going to Olive Garden. The salad was always amazing, the bread sticks are to die for! And it was a dream to end the meal with a big slice of cheesecake for all of us to share. Not much has changed at Olive Garden. They still offer the same amazing food that I remember as a child.


There is nothing better than catching up with family over a great meal. Unfortunately, finding the time to eat together isn’t always easy. The reality is that life gets in the way – whether it’s a late night at the office or a tighter-than-usual budget.

To make family meal time easier, Olive Garden has enhanced its To Go option in Austin, offering families a convenient and affordable way to enjoy delicious Italian food together at home on the weeknights. Olive Garden is now introducing Weeknight Family-Style Meal Deals on its To Go menu (October 22 – December 2), available Sunday through Thursday after 4:00 p.m.

The meal (only $29.95) serves a family of four the following: one of five entrées, like Chicken Parmigiana or Lasagna Classico, garden fresh salad or homemade soup and breadsticks. Olive Garden will deliver the meal curb-side, so you don’t even have to leave your car.

Olive Garden To Go is just one of many changes that Olive Garden is making, as part of its commitment to enhance the value, variety and experience for guests.

Olive Garden also conducted a recent survey of Austin-area parents that revealed new dining trends that lead to the creation of this Olive Garden Family-Style Meal Deal 

  • 85 percent of Austin parents said they would like to eat together as a family more than four nights a week, but only 45 percent of parents say they actually do
  • More than one-third of Austin parents (37 percent) said they were more likely to buy fast food for their family after a stressful day
  • Many Austin parents said they struggle to find extra time during the weeknights, but 51 percent of parents said if they did have an extra hour each night they would use it to spend more time with friends and family


Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed here are mine and may differ from yours.


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