Each week 2ndVote takes a look at a popular company that scores poorly on the 2ndVote scoring system, and then provides some better alternatives for you to easily align your shopping dollars with your values. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the company we will be focusing on this week is Olive Garden (1- liberal).
Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant owned by Darden. Darden is also the parent company of Longhorn Steakhouse. Even though Olive Garden is a popular place to eat lunch or dinner, eating there undermines your values based on their continuous support of the leftist agenda.
Olive Garden scores a 1 on 2ndVote’s scoring system because of its contribution to the National Urban League, which supports same-sex marriage and the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws. Olive Garden also contributes to different organizations that advocate for and support sanctuary cities. To see all of the reasons Olive Garden scores so poorly, you can click on their company page here.
Fortunately, when you want Italian food but don’t want to sacrifice your conservative views, there are better alternatives out there. Carrabba’s and Fazoli’s are great restaurants to eat at without sacrificing your values. The company’s neutral stance on issues and commitment to its customers is why 2ndVote has deemed it a better alternative to Olive Garden.