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The US State That Adores Olive Garden More Than Any Other
By Meaghan Cameron
Yelp compiled a list of the most beloved brands by state, and Olive Garden emerged as the top choice in California alone.
The rankings considered brands with over 200 locations across at least half of the states in the country that have over 500 reviews — at least one review for every two locations.
With over 900 locations nationwide, Olive Garden has a presence in every state and is ranked 15th on the overall Yelp list and seventh among restaurant brands.
California holds Olive Garden in the highest regard, and a glimpse at Yelp reviews for some of its locations reveals why, praising its service and minimal wait times.
Many reviews highlight the delightful trio of soup, salad, and warm breadsticks. Select locations even offer a lunch deal that combines these three items at an affordable price.
The most beloved dishes on the chain's menu include the Zuppa Toscana, Lasagna Classico, Chicken Parmigiana, Fettucine Alfredo, and the Black Tie Mousse Cake dessert.