Olive Garden opens at Canyon Creek in Spanish Fork


Olive Garden Italian Kitchen opened a new location in Spanish Fork on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Olive Garden)

Just in time for the holidays, Olive Garden cut the ribbon to officially open its restaurant in Spanish Fork on Monday morning.

“Thank you to everybody in Spanish Fork and everybody in the surrounding areas for welcoming us here to be part of the neighborhood,” said Darren Lindo, general manager at Olive Garden in Spanish Fork. “We’re here to provide excellent Italian food, a great dining experience and I know it’s going to be wonderful for everybody.”

Part of the new Canyon Creek development in Spanish Fork, the 7,794 square-foot Italian restaurant accommodates more than 200 guests and adds 160 new jobs for the community. The new restaurant features an updated design with new artwork, fabrics and materials, lighting, seating, countertops and flooring, as well as a display of the new “Olive Garden Italian Kitchen” logo sign.

Olive Garden’s menu includes many traditional Italian favorites, including the Lasagna Classico and unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks. The Spanish Fork location also includes the catering delivery and ToGo options.

“We’re here to provide excellent Italian food, a great dining experience and I know it’s going to be wonderful for everybody.” — Darren Lindo, Olive Garden general manager

“We’re excited to have you here. We’ve waited a long time,” said Spanish Fork Mayor Steve Leifson. “The citizens are going to support this building and this restaurant. We just want to welcome you to Spanish Fork.”

Many of the stores including Ace Hardware, Downeast, Famous Footwear, Petco, Maurices, TJ Maxx and Ulta are already opened. The Cinemark in the development has a soft opening date of Dec. 15. Ross will open sometime in February 2018.

Canyon Creek — a 220-acre mixed-use development project located along Highway 6 at exit 257 off of I-15 — is a 245,000 square foot expansion project by Woodbury Corporation, WPI Enterprises and other partners. Eventually, the development will include a new Intermountain HealthCare hospital.

The Spanish Fork Olive Garden is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. It is located at 1092 North Canyon Creek Parkway in Spanish Fork.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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