Construction has begun on an Olive Garden restaurant at Tikahtnu Commons. Olive Garden is a nationwide chain of casual dining eateries that serve fresh, Italian-inspired food and that are known for their award-winning wine lists and friendly service. The new restaurant will be the Olive Garden chain’s first in Alaska and is scheduled to open February 2012.
The new Olive Garden will join Tikahtnu Commons’ existing dining establishments Firetap Alehouse Restaurant, Fruitland Fresh, International House of Pancakes, Marble Slab Ice Cream, Pho Saigon, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Subway. Construction on a McDonald’s restaurant, expected to open late October 2011, is also underway.