If you’re tired of driving from Aiken to Augusta to satisfy your craving for Olive Garden’s breadsticks, you won’t have to do that much longer. The popular Italian restaurant plans to open a new location in the former Golden Corral Buffet & Grill in front of the Aiken Mall.
The city of Aiken plans to redevelop the building located at 2265 Whiskey Road in the next nine months, according to Meybohm Commercial Properties.
This restaurant will be the second Olive Garden location in the CSRA. The other one is at 2736 Washington Road near the Augusta National Golf Club.
Olive Garden serves a variety of dishes, including lasagna, spaghetti, fettuccini alfredo, and shrimp scampi, as well as soups and salads. The restaurant was founded in Orlando in 1982 and currently has more than 900 locations worldwide.
Darden Restaurants, its parent company, owns and operates more than 1,800 restaurants. The company’s other chains include LongHorn Steakhouse and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.
For more information, visit olivegarden.com.