I was recently contacted by a writer for the Orlando Sentinel named Sandra Pedicini. She asked that I help her find fellow restaurant folks who have dealt with Darden Restaurants. I have never worked for them so I have never had the pleasure of working at a Red Lobster or Olive Garden. Unfortunately, I have eaten there. Here is her email to me:
I cover Darden Restaurants for the Orlando Sentinel. I’ve seen your website and would like to ask for your help. I’m trying to find people who have worked for or interviewed for jobs at new Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters and LongHorn Steakhouses – ones that have opened in the past six months. I’m also looking for anyone who works at these chains that has been labeled something called an M28. I’d like to ask them a couple questions about benefits and hours. Would you mind posting something about that on your blog and on Facebook?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-420-5240
There you have it. I know that some shit has been going down with Darden lately and maybe this is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard. Please contact Ms. Pedicini if any of that M28 stuff means something to you. (Apparently it is not the Manhattan bus that goes down 28th Street.)
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