Olive Garden offers tapas for texters

And you thought Olive Garden was all about large quantities.

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I don’t always get emotional. But when I do, I don’t drink Dos Equis, I try to express my emotions in as measured a way as I can.

However, I am currently struggling to contain myself at news that is contained in Bloomberg Businessweek.

Olive Garden is offering tapas.

This information may or may not move you. It may leave you entirely indifferent. It may, however, make you wonder why I am mentioning this in Technically Incorrect.

I can explain. Although, not with complete equilibrium.

You see, Olive Garden is struggling a touch. It feels it ought to attract those who are not in their dotage and not in party sizes of 10 that eat what should be enough for a party size of 50.

So it’s decided to offer tapas, such as tortellini stuffed with cheese and garlic hummus and chicken meatballs.

Should you already be preparing your unhelpful “why is this tech news?” comment, might I help you by pleading for patience?

You see, one of the reasons that an Olive Garden manager from Irving, Texas, offered to Bloomberg Businessweek was quite fascinating.

He said it was easier for younger people to text and check their cell p… [Read more]

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