olive garden

Olive Garden is going to be bringing another restaurant to the Valley, this time in Fresno. Source: Olive Garden

published on June 21, 2017 - 10:55 AM
Written by Donald A. Promnitz

The popular Italian food chain Olive Garden is expecting to open a new restaurant next week, featuring its newest design and logo.

Located at 6725 N. Riverside Dr., the new Olive Garden will have its official ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Monday with Fresno city officials, in partnership with the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. The 7,500 square foot building for the restaurant will have a guest capacity of 250 people and is expected to generate 175 new jobs in the surrounding community, according to a news release.

“The new restaurant will feature an updated design with new artwork, fabrics and materials, lighting, seating, countertops and flooring,” the release said, “as well as a display of the new ‘Olive Garden Italian Kitchen’ logo sign.”

The restaurant will be headed by Enrique Vargas, who will serve as general manager.

The restaurant will be the newest addition to the Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center near Herndon Avenue and Highway 99. Last month a leasing report for the shopping center also confirmed that Cracker Barrel would be locating there.

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