Popular opinion on Olive Garden is, shall we say, divided: On one side are those who think the restaurant overpriced and faux-Italian; on the other are those who name their daughters in honor of the casual-dining chain. For instance, Justin and Jordan Garton of Arkansas, who will be naming their first child Olivia Garton in homage to the purveyor of bread sticks.
The couple has a pretty endearing relationship with the restaurant. Justin, 28, and Jordan, 26, grew up going to Olive Garden, and in 2015, not long after they were married, the couple nabbed a coveted Never Ending Pasta Pass and ate at the Italian chain for nearly seven weeks straight. The pass is $100 and blesses the cardholder with unlimited bowls of pasta, salad, soup, and breadsticks.
“I just love Italian food and growing up in Arkansas that’s pretty much one of the only Italian places that we ever got to go,” Jordan Garton told ABC News.