Olive Garden to Start Turning Their Famous Breadsticks Into Sandwiches

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Olive Garden announced that they will turn their most famous appetizer into parmigiana breadstick sandwiches

After a particular tumultuous 2014, is the revitalization of Olive Garden on the way?

Last year, a scathing report from Olive Garden’s investor company, Starboard, hurled some epic accusations at the famous Italian-American chain, including a critique of the restaurant’s “wasteful unlimited breadsticks” policy. Well, Olive Garden is biting back at the criticism and putting their famous breadsticks to good use: as parmigiana sandwiches.

Olive Garden recently announced that they would begin using their famous buttery, melt-in-your-mouth breadsticks as the base for new meatball and chicken parmigiana sandwiches.  The “breadstick bun sandwiches,” as they will be called, cost $6.99 and will start appearing on menus soon, Olive Garden told Mashable.

"We’ve been evolving our menu a lot over the past year and we’re really trying to give our guests more ways to enjoy the things that they love," Jessica Dinon, a representative for Olive Garden, told Mashable. "We know our guests love our breadsticks. It's iconic."

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This just goes to show that Olive Garden’s breadsticks are a huge part of the reason why anyone visits Olive Garden — even the staunchest fans, who eat there every day with the never ending pasta pass.