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Combo Red Lobster/Olive Garden Small Town's Only Hope

The combination Red Lobster/Olive Garden.
The combination Red Lobster/Olive Garden.
Photo: CF News

Well, this is depressing: the best option for unemployed Flagler County, Florida residents is the nation's first combination Red Lobster/Olive Garden, which opens soon. The county has Florida's highest unemployment rate, at 15.7 percent, and "the hospitality segment has been about the only thing going."

Apparently people have already started showing up looking for jobs, even though the hiring process won't start for another two weeks. A teenager looking for work said, "Everybody is going to try to get these jobs. It's the new business in town and everybody's going to be looking for a job here." But if everyone's working there, who will eat there?

· Hybrid Red Lobster Olive Garden Restaurant hope to Give Economic Boost to Flagler County [CF News via Gawker]
· All Red Lobster Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Olive Garden Coverage on Eater [-E-]