Olive Garden SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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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 & Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

We’re all family here


Signature breadsticks, unique dishes

Olive Garden STP


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

Olive Garden SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Olive Garden. Strengths are:

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


Here are the weaknesses of Olive Garden :

1. Limited to only Italian food

2. Intense competition means limited market share


Following are the Opportunities of Olive Garden :

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


The threats of Olive Garden are as mentioned :

1.High competition in mature markets

2.Volatile revenues
3.Entry of international competitors

Olive Garden Competition


Below are the 3 main Olive Garden competitors :

1. The Ovalon

2. Scatter’s Restaurant

3. Booty’s restaurant

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