Anthony (Tony) Pretlow
1 min readFeb 23, 2022


I won’t miss Olive Garden too much if it goes bye-bye.

The iconic Olive Garden restaurant is known for its homey atmosphere, traditional Italian dishes, and table staples: cheese grinder, salad dressing, and breadsticks.

Restaurants like Olive Garden and others in The Darden chain are struggling to hold on to a loyal fan base. Fans had better take note before it’s too late.

Capture the essence of your Olive Garden experience for all time, by starting with very your own rotary cheese grinder.

Made by Faberware, the gadget is available online, but there’s nostalgic value in buying your grinder from Olive Garden itself.

I bought one (pictured) and we missed Olive Garden less during Covid for having had one.

And if that is not enough to satisfy your craving, the Original Olive Garden salad dressing is available online too.

We found it at Wal-Mart. It was reasonably priced.

I haven’t figured out an answer for the breadsticks yet, but I bet someone is working on that.

I’m suggesting fans of Olive Garden get their table artifacts and enjoy Italian dishes in the comforts of home.

Prepare for the difficult times ahead. It’s cheaper.

You’ll be glad you did.



Anthony (Tony) Pretlow

Prolific reader. Baseball enthusiast. Devoted father of five. Sound money advocate. Happily married/ retired. I write off the cuff. Being right is overrated.