Drop That Plate of Food + Run: Olive Garden Now Has a Food Truck
We’ve seen some really delicious advancements from our fave fast foodie staples over the past few months and the latest just might be coming to a city near you. Olive Garden just made a mobile announcement that could up its street cred. That’s right, Olive Garden is hitting the streets with its very own food truck serving up its brand-new hot + fresh breadstick sandwiches. We promise we won’t tweet Domino’s pizza emoji or scout a booze-ready Taco Bell while we wait in line. LOL, who are we kidding — we want it all.
The Olive Garden food truck is currently serving up pedestrians in New York before heading out on a cross country road trip to places like Utah, Arizona and Florida. If this feels exciting but also weird — why wouldn’t you want to just make the trek to the ‘burbs and sit down at an OG restaurant with unlimited salad + breadsticks?! — there’s a reason behind this mobile moment. It’s to promote the Italian chain’s recently launched breadstick sandwiches.
You did hear about those right? First, there’s the chicken parm breadstick sandwich — crispy chicken, homemade marinara + melted mozzarella deliciously placed between two breadstick buns. Need this now. If that doesn’t get you hyped enough there’s also the Italian meatball sandwich — meatballs drizzled with marinara and alfredo sauces temptingly assembled between the iconic breadsticks. Seriously, we need these in our stomachs immediately. Sorry diet.
While you can totally order one of these — or both! — at an Olive Garden restaurant during lunch (with unlimited breadsticks still, FYI), why not go all out and make it a special moment with the truck. Track its location on Olive Garden’s Breadstick Nation website where you can enter for a chance to win free Olive Garden lunch for a year *immediately submits all our information*.
Will you be visiting Olive Garden or one of its food trucks to indulge in a breadstick sandwich? Let us know in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!