QSR chain Olive Garden is known for its affordable and tasty Italian menu and is targeting health-conscious consumers with its latest offering. The restaurant's 'Lunch-Sized Favorites' menu is designed to be calorie-conscious and spotlights items that are both healthy and hearty -- all coming in at around 600 calories.
The menu spotlights a variety of classic pasta dishes along with favorites like Olive Garden's signature Chicken Parmigiana and vegetarian-friendly Eggplant Parmigiana options. Both dishes come in at 660 calories and are served with one's choice of soup or salad sides along with a serving of two breadsticks.
Known for its affordable and hearty dishes, Olive Garden targets health-focused consumers with calorie-conscious alternatives to its best-selling menu items. In addition to its lighter Parmigiana dishes, the restaurant also recently introduced zucchini noodles or "zoodles" to its menu, furthering its healthy-focused offering.
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