Olive Garden announces new lunch specials for $6.99

Hungry for a good sit-down meal? Olive Garden has lunch specials starting at $6.99!

You start with unlimited baked breadsticks. Then you choose a soup or salad: Chicken Gnocchi, Pasta e Fagioli, Minestrone, Zuppa Toscana or Garden-fresh Salad. Then you choose your entree: new Sausage and Peppers Sandwich, new Signature Meatball Sandwich, new Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich, Shrimp Scampi Fritta Sandwich, Pizzaiola Calzone or Chicken Alfredo Calzone.

Entrees may vary by location.

The Chicken Gnocchi is a creamy soup made with spinach, roasted chicken and traditional Italian dumplings. It contains 250 calories, 8 grams of fat (3 saturated), 1180 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein.

The Pasta e Fagioli is a savory broth with white and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and pasta. It contains 130 calories, 2.5 grams of fat (1 saturated), 680 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein.

The Minestrone is a vegetarian dish. It is a light tomato broth with fresh vegetables, beans and pasta. It contains 100 calories, 1 gram of fat (0 saturated), 1020 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.

The Zuppa Toscana is a creamy broth with spicy sausage, Russet potatoes and cavolo greens. It contains 170 calories, 4 grams of fat (2 saturated), 960 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein.

The Garden-fresh salad with dressing contains 150 calories, 10 grams of fat (1.5 saturated), 760 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

The new Sausage and Peppers Sandwich is Italian sausage with bell peppers, topped with melted Italian cheeses and marinara sauce. It contains 1210 calories, 76 grams of fat (26 saturated), 2810 milligrams of sodium, 73 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of fiber and 59 grams of protein.

The new Signature Meatball Sandwich consists of Sicilian meatballs with Italian cheese and a combination of alfredo and marinara sauces. It contains 1060 calories, 58 grams of fat (27 saturated), 2050 milligrams of sodium, 81 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber and 54 grams of protein.

The new Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich is fried Parmesan-breaded chicken breast topped with Italian cheeses and marinara sauce. It contains 890 calories, 37 grams of fat (8 saturated), 2310 milligrams of sodium, 88 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of fiber and 51 grams of protein.

The Shrimp Scampi Fritta Sandwich comes in classic or spicy. The classic is Crispy fried shrimp with a garlic and white wine butter sauce, while the spicy comes with a cherry pepper sauce topped with arugula and marinated tomatoes. It contains 940 calories, 52 grams of fat (13 saturated), 2590 milligrams of sodium, 87 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 31 grams of protein.

The Pizzaiola Calzone is handmade with Italian sausage, marinara and pepperoni. Served with a side of marinara sauce, it contains 580 calories, 27 grams of fat (11 saturated), 1190 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber and 25 grams of protein.

The Chicken Alfredo Calzone contains grilled chicken, spinach, Italian cheeses and a parmesan cream sauce. Served with a side of alfredo sauce, it contains 640 calories, 31 grams of fat (18 saturated), 940 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein.

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