Olive Garden Overlords Say Quit Cleaning the Carpets So Much

June 24, 2015

Another cost-cutting initiatives handed down by parent company Darden.

Cherished pillar of Italian cuisine Olive Garden is getting some interesting new advice from its corporate overlords. According to Bloomberg, parent company Darden is now dictating that all Olive Garden restaurants reduce their carpet-cleaning efforts to once a month. (Seems many restaurants were — gasp — shampooing their carpets twice monthly.)

CEO Gene Lee took the time to address the measure in Olive Garden’s most recent earnings call, saying, “There’s a protocol that you clean carpets once a month. If you do it more than that, you end up actually destroying…