Thursday, October 13, 2011

The US Flag Disrespected by Darden Corp.

No Flag Displayed 

The Darden Corporation owns Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 and they need to hear from you if you agree with me. The simplest way to get them to rethink their ludicrous decision is to help them feel how wrong they are. Their PR quote below:
"To be fair to everyone and avoid disrupting the dining experience for all other guests, they're unable to accommodate flags or banners of any type in the dining room," according to the statement.
An inanimate object representing the country they are living in can disturb guests????   Give me a break!  My wife, family and I have been to the Red Lobster, LongHorn Steaks and Bahama Breeze locations close to us here in SE PA.  My wife loves Olive Garden where she goes with her sister often.
NO MORE VISITS, unless they make this right.
That is how we role!  It's a principled stand.
Feel free to let Darden know you agree with me here. Contact info 

Olive Garden apologizes for refusing to allow 80-year-old Marti Warren bring an American flag into their restaurant during her Kiwanis Club award banquet last week.
Olive Garden issued this statement: "We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company, we take responsibility for that and we regret it.  We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn't happen again. Like all Americans, we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes, and we welcome anyone who wishes to bring the flag into our restaurants. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests."
Marti Warren says the vice president of the company contacted her today and will be coming to Oxford to personally apologize to all the Golden K Kiwanis Club members.

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  1. Bout damn time SOMEBODY had the balls to admit a mistake and make it right!!!

  2. I am happy the education of the majority made it right!!