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Watch Stephen Colbert Stand Up for the Olive Garden

After Olive Garden's own investors kicked it "in the meatballs," comedian Stephen Colbert swiftly came to the chain's defense. Last week, investors/killjoys Starboard Value presented the chain with a 300-slide powerpoint slamming everything from how their cooks prepare pasta to how much salad dressing each locations uses. For Colbert however, "Starboard went overboard" when the company took issue with Olive Garden's unlimited breadstick policy: "What are we supposed to do now? Eat limited bread in non-stick form?… Folks I am shocked by this blatant attempt by a few Wall Street big shots to take away our carbohydrate rods." Go, watch:

Video: The Olive Garden in Trouble


· The Olive Garden in Trouble [Colbert Nation]
· All Olive Garden Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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