Now you can find a burger at Olive Garden. Starting this week, an Italiano burger will be available at locations nationwide, the company announced Monday.
The six-ounce meat patty is topped with prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, arugula, marinated tomatoes and garlic aioli. And the burger comes with unlimited soup or salad, and breadsticks.
For now, the new $9.99 burger will be available during lunch, which is served until 4 p.m. But the chain may offer the burger later in the day in the future, an Olive Garden spokeswoman told us.
Olive Garden, owned by Darden Restaurants Inc., has been struggling to hold onto customers recently. The chain has made several changes as a result, such as launching a small plates menu and offering food for cheaper prices. The decision to add the burger was in part of due to this increasing competition, Bloomberg reports.
While the burger was originally met having some hesitation by Olive Lawn executives, test runs have proven successful to date. And if it pans out and about, perhaps Olive Garden’s key to success is sticking closer to its American roots rather when compared with Italian ones.