I agree with TJ. And to compare Carrabba’s with the Olive Garden and Crapplebee’s is laughable.
I said to them, being small kids. Granted Applebees is even worse. It is really no more then glorified bar food..but it serves a purpose. It’s not laughable, it pretty darn close.
As far as the three places from the chains compared to each other in my home state of NJ, I think that the three are really close to tasteless Italian food and little spice, other then an abundance of salt, is added to appeal to the mass market. Maybe due to NJ’s high Italian communioty the smaller resturants are everywhere serving really good food. Not all, but some do a nice job.