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Jun 6, 2015

Olive Garden Releases Breadstick Sandwiches

Olive Garden has capitalized on the popularity of their breadsticks and launched two new Signature Breadstick Sandwiches featuring a shorter but slightly wider breadstick bun.

The Signature Breadstick Sandwiches are offered as part of a lunch combo, which comes with garlic Parmesan fries, unlimited breadsticks (because one breadstick bun is just not enough), and a choice of soup or salad.

Starting at $7.99 for the combo, the Signature Breadstick Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich comes with a fried Parmesan-breaded chicken breast that's topped with Italian cheese and marinara sauce inside the new breadstick bun.

Nutritional Info - Signature Breadstick Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich (sandwich only)
Calories - 590 (from Fat - 250)
Fat - 28g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 1760mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 35g


Nutritional Info - Garlic Parmesan Fries
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 36g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 3g
 

 
The Signature Breadstick Italian Meatball Sandwich features Sicilian meatballs and both alfredo and marinara sauce on the signature breadstick bun. The lunch combo starts at $6.99.

Nutritional Info - Signature Breadstick Italian Meatball Sandwich (sandwich only)
Calories - 600 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 1450mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 24g


In addition to the Signature Breadstick Sandwiches, Olive Garden is expanding their menu with one permanent addition and two limited-time offerings.

Sausage Stuffed Giant Rigatoni - Large rigatoni pasta filled with Italian sausage, topped with meat sauce and melted mozzarella.

Nutritional Info - Sausage Stuffed Giant Rigatoni
Calories - 1020 (from Fat - 540)
Fat - 60g (Saturated Fat - 30g)
Sodium - 2740mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 65g


Shrimp Fresco Appetizer - Chilled, extra-large shrimp served with a new fresco dipping sauce, available for a limited-time only.

Nutritional Info - Shrimp Fresco
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 870mg
Carbs - 4g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 27g


Nutritional Info - Fresco Sauce
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 670mg
Carbs - 4g (Sugar -3g)
Protein - <1g


Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fresh Blueberries - Thick vanilla custard topped with blueberries and a raspberry sauce, available only for a limited-time.

Nutritional Info - Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fresh Blueberries
Calories - 500 (from Fat - 290)
Fat - 32g (Saturated Fat - 20g)
Sodium - 50mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 34g)
Protein - 3g


Olive Garden is also offering an option to upgrade their House Salad with grilled chicken marinated with Italian spices. And on the lunch special side of things, they have also redone the Tuscan Duo Create Your Own Lunch Combination, which provides diners with a choice of unlimited soup or salad plus a variety of entrees, including the new Signature Breadstick Sandwiches and Mini Pasta Bowls, starting at $6.99.

Photos by Olive Garden.


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