OLIVE GARDEN-BREADSTICK SANDWICHES

NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden is pushing it's biggest asset to the front of the dinner table: not lasagna or alfredo fettuccine, but breadsticks. The restaurant chain known for its unlimited breadsticks says it plans to use them for chicken parmigiana and meatball sandwiches starting June 1. The breadstick sandwiches are the chain's latest attempt to revamp Olive Garden's menu to win back customers. Justin Sikora, a company representative, said the breadsticks used for the sandwiches will be a bit shorter and wider than the regular breadsticks. And as with all other dishes, the sandwiches come with unlimited breadsticks. Olive Garden's unlimited breadsticks gained attention last year during a dispute with an investor, Starboard Value. Among other criticisms of Olive Garden, Starboard said the chain wasn't being disciplined in its distribution of breadsticks to customers.