If you are reading this and haven’t made any Valentine’s Day dining plans, you are screwed. Unless you are one of the millions of Americans who apparently think that Olive Garden is a desirable destination for romantic dining.
Over at Salon, Francis Lam writes that for the past two Valentine’s Days, Google has been all but crippled by searches for Olive Garden, followed closely by Red Lobster. Outback Steakhouse is also extremely popular among the amorous, as are Applebee’s, Chili’s, and Macaroni Grill. See? Romance isn’t dead. It’s just got crippling indigestion.