Olive Garden SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Olive Garden with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Olive Garden

Parent Company

Darden Restaurants




Food and Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

We’re all family here


Signature breadsticks, unique dishes



Italian food

Target Group

High Income families looking for a place to connect


A place to connect with family and friends over unique Italian dishes

SWOT Analysis


1. Original Italian dining experience

2. Biggest Italian restaurant chain

3. Low prices and high quality

4. Darden Restaurants is no.1 casual dining operator

5. The brand has a significant international presence

6. Over 800 restaurants are in the family


1. Limited to only Italian food

2. Intense competition means limited market share


1. Expansion into new and emerging markets- India and China
2.Greater innovation3.


1.High competition in mature markets

2.Volatile revenues
3.Entry of international competitors



1. The Ovalon

2. Scatter’s Restaurant

3. Booty’s restaurant

The table above concludes the Olive Garden SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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