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Olive Garden expands catering home delivery in U.S. and Canada

Olive Garden expands catering delivery services

Remind the boss at the next staff meeting: Olive Garden now delivers for large parties.

The Italian-inspired dining chain will deliver catering from every restaurant in the U.S. and Canada, parent company Darden Restaurants announced Monday.

The service is designed for groups like large family gatherings and office parties (the minimum order size is $125 plus a 15 percent delivery fee.) You can even buy chafing dishes, racks and fuel with your order.

And if your party guests frequent the chain, they'll notice some familiar perks with the delivery, like grated cheese and those signature mints.

"Our guests have long been utilizing our To Go experience for their large-party dining needs, so we're excited to offer another convenient option with delivery, " Dan Kiernan, executive vice president of operations for Olive Garden, said in a release.

The updated menu comes as start-ups like Seamless and DoorDash have popularized restaurant delivery. On top of the new "bundled" catering combos, Olive Garden will also add a few fresh menu items in its regular restaurant fare, including a Tuscan Sirloin steak and a custom "tour of Italy" combination.