Olive Garden

America’s Fastest-Growing Chain Restaurant Is a Pizza Place You've Probably Never Heard of

Plus, the biggest chain in the country right now.<p>Excitement is building around today’s annual announcement of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – a …

Pizza Hut

Somebody actually made that terrifying, bot-written Olive Garden commercial

Last week, writer and comedian Keaton Patti showed how bots can be a force for good when he fed 1,000 hours of Olive Garden ads to a machine and …

Olive Garden

Ghermezians' Latest Huge Mall Project, In Miami, Is A Shopworn Model

Hey, kids, you know what America really needs? Another shopping mall.<p>But not just any shopping mall. What it really needs is a big – no, make that obscenely gargantuan – place with millions of square feet of retail and entertainment space. How about a hotel? A water park? Indoor skiing? And maybe a …

New Jersey

Othello, Central Park, New York — a shift of focus from race to gender | Financial Times

After last year’s Trump-slaying <i>Julius Caesar</i>, which sparked an almighty brouhaha, things seem to have returned to normal at Shakespeare in the Park. …

William Shakespeare

‘The Bachelorette’ Week 4: Axes, feelings and flat-Earth theories fly

Not one, but TWO rose ceremonies made this episode a doozy.<p>Welcome back to Sports Bachelorette Nation for another week of dates, drama, and roses. Thank goodness for the World Cup and <i>The Bachelorette</i>, otherwise we would be in the full summer sports doldrums.<p>If you missed any action last week, check …

Flat Earth Society

What Anthony Bourdain Understood About Authenticity

He was one of 21st-century pop culture’s few figures to argue persuasively for an assailed and slippery concept: realness.<p><i>If you are having thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts, call 911. For support and resources, call the</i> …

Olive Garden

2018 Top 200 Countdown: No. 50-No. 1

Dairy Queen

Junk Food Chef Dares to Dream Big by Creating Chicken Nugget-Doughnut Hybrid

• An entrepreneur/mad scientist in Australia has created an unholy doughnut-chicken nugget hybrid, which he has appropriately named the “donug.” This oddity looks a bit like one of Burger King’s bizarre chicken rings, only with half of the circular nugget frosted and sprinkled. The donug already has …

Seth Meyers

Pizza Hut expands antibiotic-free chicken initiative to bone-in wings

Transition to be complete at all locations by 2022

Food

Here's What That Olive Garden Bot Commercial Would Look Like

Lasagna wings with extra Italy!<p>@KeatonPatti won Twitter last week when he said that he "forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden …

Chroma Keying

From Belly Buster to Bust

An all you can eat promo goes badly in China<p>With American exports to China in peril, even some successful ones get lost in translation. Take “all you can eat” promos. Darden Restaurants has employed its Never Ending Pasta Pass at Olive Garden for over 20 years. In 2016 it sold 21,000, entitling …

Dow Jones

The Full Monty: Trickster – June 18, 2018

When brands try to get cute, the <b>impact</b> is questionable; we need more <b>humanities</b> graduates to lead <b>A.I.</b> efforts; the viral <b>Olive Garden chatbot</b> misfire; …

Business Intelligence

Serving smokin'-hot barbecue, NM style

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The owner of Fresh Bistro sounds like he’s cornering the food scene on one block in Los Ranchos. Indeed, it sounds like he’s …

Great Dane

Orlando restaurants seek to grow aggressively after quick starts

Foxtail Coffee Co. opened its third location in Altamonte Springs in April, and the local cafe is already planning locations four, five, six and …

Hospitality

Here’s how AI is revolutionizing ecommerce

If you’ve even been near a computer recently, you’ve probably heard something about the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. Depending on who you …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Eating in Italy

Don't bother asking for spaghetti and meatballs<p>June 17, 2018<p>Eating in Italy is more than just a necessity or even a casual social activity. Eating in …

Food

The Mom's Guide to Nashville

What, you thought Music City was just for country fans and so, so, <i>so</i> many bachelorette parties (ugh)? Think again. Nashville, Tennessee is actually a …

Coffee Shops

How can America sleep at night when families are being torn apart?

I’m having a hard time sleeping. Just last night I was up for three hours, awake in a panic about someone trying to take my daughter from me. The terror wasn’t real for me, of course. My seven-year-old – my child who doesn’t like it when I leave for overnight business trips – was asleep in her …

Opinion

We Taste-Tested Olive Garden’s Exclusive New Rosé So You Don’t Have To

Photo by Olive Garden<p><i>Our editors' verdicts are in—though you might just want to try it yourself.</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on Realsimple.com by</i> …

Rosé

I Asked My Dad What He Wants For Me In A Man & His Response Made Me Tear Up

Like any great father, my dad wants the best for me in all things — from breakfast foods to education to partners (of course). Though, I'd never …

Dating

Cramer's game plan: With tariffs and rising rates raising uncertainty, it's time to be cautious

As stocks turned positive towards the end of Friday's trading session, CNBC's Jim Cramer warned investors not to get too cheery about Wall Street …

Jim Cramer

Here's How to Tell if a Hilarious Joke Was Actually Written by an AI

One portion of defeated pasta nachos, please.<p>If you spent time on social media today, you probably came across that script for an Olive Garden …

Artificial Intelligence

Friday Wake-Up Call: Fox says sorry for Robbie Williams' World Cup prank. And Time Warner will get a new name

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. <i>You can get an audio version of this briefing</i> …

Advertising Industry

'You Gotta Eat' REIT Portfolio

As I peruse all the publicly traded Commercial Real Estate stocks, and then, cover & critique over 125 of them in my monthly REIT newsletter, <i>Forbes Real Estate Investor</i>, some themes emerge.<p>Funny – just the other day, right before lunch, my stomach was starting to growl – and ever on the hunt for a …

Investing

Keaton Patti's funny parody Olive Garden commercial

'The unlimited stick is infinite': Writer shares hilarious script for a fake Olive Garden ad written by 'a bot' - which features funky food like …

Comedy Central

Retail Roundup: LongHorn Steakhouse and Floor & Decor coming to Long Island

A retail and restaurant development taking shape in Farmingdale is going to bring some firsts to Long Island by early fall.

Long Island

[UPDATED] This (fake) bot-generated Olive Garden commercial is an internet treasure

<b>Update, 2:50 p.m.:</b> Friends, in our eagerness to find a spark of joy on the internet, we’ve all been had. The bot is not, in fact, a bot, as our …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Neil Pasricha On Selling A Million Books, The “Gorilla” Writing Mindset, and Sativa for Creativity

<b>Name:</b> Neil Pasricha<p><b>Claim to Fame</b>: Neil is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Book of Awesome</i>, <i>The Happiness Equation</i>, and three other books. …

Writing

Welcome to Olive Garden, where the pasta nachos are warm and defeated

It may not be the nicest restaurant in the world, but there’s something special about going to Olive Garden with a couple friends and splitting a big …

Offbeat News

This is probably what it'd look like if a really dumb bot wrote an Olive Garden commercial

The future may be terrible enough when the <i>real</i> bots finally take over, but until then, at least we have this frighteningly hilarious preview of all …

Grand Tours