The anti-fatty establishment has struck again, this time twisting the arm of the parent company of Olive Garden, Darden Restaurants. Now, thanks to Michelle Obama, you will no longer be able to get endless breadsticks at Olive Garden.
Bending to the whims of Michelle Obama, Darden Restaurants — the company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse and other restaurant concepts — announced Thursday that it will cut the “calorie footprint” and sodium levels in its meals and create new kids’ menus to comply with the first lady’s public health objectives.
With Michelle Obama, Darden unveiled its plans for all 19,000 of its restaurants in 49 states at an Olive Garden restaurant in Hyattsville, Md., in front of a prominent sign advertising the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign.
The company pledged to reduce the overall calories and sodium in its meals by 10 percent over the next five years, and by 20 percent over 10 years.
Hold on a second, let me fix that last sentence real quick…
The company pledged to reduce the overall
calories and sodiumtaste in its meals by 10 percent over the next five years, and by 20 percent over 10 years.
I learned of this when I heard the All American Wife say, “That’s too bad. I really liked Olive Garden.”
You know what that means. While our visits were few and far between, it’s probable we won’t be going back again. The free bread sticks was a selling point for us. They were soooo tasty.
Alas, there’s still Fazoli’s.
While the mere abolition of tasty food in large portions was offensive enough, Michelle had to add her own elitist twist on the event with this:
Mrs. Obama appeared at the Olive Garden to cheer Darden’s decision and explain that parents often don’t realize how unhealthy some food is — especially food they and their children consume in restaurants.
You get that, parents? You are too ignorant to know what you are feeding your kids, so it is the governments job to prevent you from giving them too many breadsticks.
I hope the lack of the tasty goodness of free breadsticks helps you taste the arrogance of these moral busybodies.