Olive Garden Will Provide Free Babysitting If You’ll Eat Dinner There (One-Night Only)

Either Olive Garden is feeling helpful or just really, really wants customers to walk in its doors and sit down and eat. In any case, the casual dining chain is serving up free babysitting for any parents who eat dinner one of its participating locations around the country for free on Feb. 7.

The one-night only special is to promote its two-for$25 special but a spokeswoman assures potential diners that “guests are welcome to try other menu items during Parents’ Night Out as well,” reports the Orlando Sentinel.

And no, there isn’t a secret babysitting room at every Olive Garden — parents will be dropping off their tykes at one of 145 participating My Gym locations around the country.

You’ll want to check your local OG if you’re interested, as most of the events will run from 6 to 9 p.m. but it could vary by location.

And you’ll have to be quick to drop your kids off at your nearest My Gym, as space is limited that night to about 30 children at each location. You’ll have to pay a deposit up front (on your kids?) which will be refunded once you present your Olive Garden receipt upon collecting your offspring.

Your opinion on Olive Garden notwithstanding, it’s probably a pretty attractive BOGO deal for parents — buy one dinner (and evening away from your kids) and get one childcare session for free.
Planning a date night? Olive Garden will pick up the baby sitting tab [Orlando Sentinel]

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  1. RupturedDuck says:

    Olive Garden is bleeding because their food is overpriced and no longer meeting customer expectations for fast, bland food. It’s also unhealthy food. So give them credit for this gimmick but it won’t work.

  2. FusioptimaSX says:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Darden is no longer up to par…very sad.