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Olive Garden Offers Free Kid's Meals On April 25 In Honor Of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Olive Garden Offers Free Kid's Meals On April 25 In Honor Of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

09:00 EDT Thursday, April 18, 2013

Restaurant Supports 20th Anniversary of Day & Provides Special Offer for Participating Families

ORLANDO, Fla., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olive Garden is inviting families to come together and share lunch or dinner on April 25 in honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and is offering one free children's menu item (children under 12) for every adult entree purchased that day.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which has grown to more than 37 million youth and adults participating at over 3.5 million workplaces. Last year, more than 7,000 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day participants visited Olive Garden restaurants.

"Olive Garden is honored to again support the Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Foundation and this special day for families to share and learn together," said Jay Spenchian, Olive Garden's executive vice president of marketing. "We hope that our free kid's meal offer will give families another reason to get involved with this rewarding day for children."

To download the coupon for the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day offer, visit OliveGarden.com/Coupon. Additionally, Olive Garden will accept reservations for those who mention Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and dine with a child on April 25 only. To find the nearest Olive Garden restaurant, visit OliveGarden.com.

An Added Value ? "Buy One, Take One" In addition, when an adult orders one of the five select entrees on Olive Garden's limited-time "Buy One, Take One" menu on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, they'll receive a free meal to take home in addition to the free kid's meal in honor of the holiday?all for only $12.95. Olive Garden's "Buy One, Take One" promotion runs now through May 5.

Connect with us at Facebook.com/OliveGarden, Twitter.com/OliveGarden and Instagram.com/OfficialOliveGarden.

ABOUT OLIVE GARDEN: Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 90,000 employees and more than $3.5 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company. In 2013, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the third year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, all Olive Garden restaurants participate in the Darden Harvest program, which has donated more than 60 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country. For more information, visit www.olivegarden.com.

ABOUT THE TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK FOUNDATION: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is celebrated in every state and in countries on every continent, spreading very quickly throughout Africa, where girls' rights are not well respected, so many women's groups are anxious to support daughters being taken to workplaces to observe various types of jobs and the education needed for employment. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation also is beginning programs dealing with bullying. Find out more about us at www.DaughtersAndSonsToWork.org. Connect with us at Facebook.com/DaughtersAndSonsToWork.

SOURCE Olive Garden

For further information: Kristen Johnson, KristenD.Johnson@edelman.com, 312-233-1214, or Tara Gray, TGray@darden.com, 407-245-5642

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