Unlimited breadsticks and “steak as it was meant to be” are coming to the city of Gardendale. According to Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse are now slated to open new locations in Gardendale in Spring 2023.
In a statement released this week, Hogeland said the two popular restaurants will be located at The Crossing at Magnolia City Place, a new development by Preferred Growth Properties. The businesses will be located off the 271 Fieldstown Road exit of I-65.
Here is a map of the proposed development from the city.
“We are beyond excited about these great additions to our city,” Mayor Hogeland said in a statement. “I personally can’t wait to see the Olive Garden and LongHorn signs at our exit!” he added.
The city of Gardendale expects the two national brands to bring in revenue and jobs to the community’s 16,000 residents. Here are the numbers:
- 150 jobs
- $650,000 in sales taxes annually
The two Darden Restaurants brands are no strangers to the Birmingham metro area. Presently, there are two Olive Gardens restaurants in Trussville and Hoover. LongHorn Steakhouse has three franchises — two in Hoover (Inverness and Stadium Trace) and Alabaster.