Olive Garden’s new Orlando location will open in an unlikely location this week; the Orlando Fashion Square Mall.

The new location is part of the Darden Restaurant-led rebrand to the Italian family restaurant chain and will boast features like wood floors, brick and stonework walls, massive glass windows, contemporary art, and more.

They will also have a special to-go area with its own entrance.

The update is actually a prototype for the Orlando-based chain to test new ways to reach new demographics of customers, hopefully without isolating their mainstream customers.

The new 7,700 SF restaurant will open on Thursday at 3 p.m. for dinner and then for regular business hours thereafter.

The fancy Olive Garden is located at 3675 E. Colonial Drive [GMap] by Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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