Let them eat fake

Olive Garden is a pretty mediocre restaurant chain in the US and both this and this review remind me why I don’t understand how these chains are so popular. They’re no better than McDonald’s but seem to be worshiped by the bland everywhere.

It reminds me of the time I was in a large group of people in Rome. Not far from dozens of wonderful, inexpensive, backstreet restaurants they wanted to go to McDonalds, where it took an hour to get served among the throngs of other people attending.