NEW OPENING: Gardendale welcomes newest Olive Garden location

Gardendale Olive Garden
Doors are officially open on July 3. (Gardendale Chamber of Commerce)

Gardendale folks, this one’s for you. Late last year, we let you in on the details about Olive Garden coming to Gardendale in 2023. Well, the time is finally here. Olive Garden is coming to town!

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Friday, June 30 to welcome Alabama’s newest Olive Garden location. Keep reading for more information about the ceremony, location and more.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

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(Gardendale Chamber of Commerce / Facebook)

To welcome Olive Garden to the community, the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce is having a ribbon cutting ceremony open to the public. We’ve heard that everyone is excited about the new addition, so we reached out to the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce to hear her thoughts.

“We are all very excited. For some reason, Olive Garden is one of those things that people have been asking about for decades. I’m also excited to eat some salad and breadsticks.”

Heather Lebischak, Executive Director, Gardendale Chamber of Commerce

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow, June 30 at 10AM. Lebishack told us to expect speeches from the Chamber, the Mayor of Gardendale, an Olive Garden representative and a prayer. Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be various appetizers for those in attendance.


We know you’re eager to get a seat at Olive Garden. You won’t have to wait long, because the official opening is just around the corner.

This is one of Alabama’s 15+ Olive Garden locations and we couldn’t be more excited for our friends over in Gardendale.

What do you think of this new addition? Let us know on Facebook + Instagram!

Callie Morrison
Callie Morrison
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