olive garden

Posted on: Fri, 12/21/2001 - 3:50am
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My husband called an Olive Garden that we're planning to go to on Monday and was told that there are no peanuts/peanut products in their restaurant. Yeah I thought. So I wrote an email to their website thanking them for being a safe place to take my pa son. However, this is the email they sent back to me.

Thank you for your interest in Olive Garden.

We are very sorry that we are unable to confirm the information you
received regarding
peanuts and peanut oil as an ingredient at Olive Garden. Nuts can be
hidden in entrees
and ingredients such as nut oils, bases of sauces and flavorings.
Persons allergic to
peanuts are just as likely to be allergic to soybeans, peas and other
legumes.

We cannot safely recommend any of our menu items to those concerned with
allergic
reactions to nuts. Like you, we are concerned about your child's health
and safety.
Identifying allergens is a complex process for restaurants as there may
be minuscule
amounts of ingredients our vendors may not list. Our nutritional data
base does not
include information to the level of detail you require. Our menu is very
complex and our
vendor sources are extensive making it very difficult to recommend any
items with the
confidence that we all need.

We certainly empathize with the challenges presented to you when you
weigh decisions
regarding dining out. We wish we could be one of your choices.

Sincerely,

Olive Garden Guest Relations

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