Compare working at Applebee's vs Olive Garden

Compare company reviews, salaries, and ratings to find out if Applebee's or Olive Garden is right for you. Applebee's is most highly rated for Culture and Olive Garden is most highly rated for Work-life balance.

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Compare revenue, industry, and employee numbers for Applebee's and Olive Garden.

Restaurants & Cafes
Restaurants & Food Service
$1,3bn to $6,4bn (CAD)
$1,3bn to $6,4bn (CAD)
Number of employees
more than 10,000
more than 10,000
Glendale, CA
1000 Darden Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32837

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Compare management, culture, and compensation ratings for Applebee's and Olive Garden.

CEO approval

Headshot of Tony Marolejo, CEO of Applebee's
approve of Tony Marolejo's performance
Headshot of Rick Cardenas, CEO of Olive Garden
approve of Rick Cardenas's performance

Salary satisfaction

think they are paid fairly at Applebee's
think they are paid fairly at Olive Garden

Applebee's reviews

on October 27, 2023
Not sustainable long term
Fry Cook
(current employee) - Winnipeg, MB

on October 21, 2023
Broil Cook
(current employee) - Calgary, AB

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on September 28, 2023
(current employee) - Calgary, AB

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Olive Garden reviews

on November 7, 2023
(current employee) - Winnipeg, MB

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on October 5, 2023
(current employee) - Calgary, AB

on October 3, 2023
(current employee) - Regina, SK

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Compare salary information for Applebee's and Olive Garden. Salaries are taken from job posts or reported by employees and are not adjusted for level or location.

$15.67 per hour
$15.43 per hour
Line cook
$16.51 per hour
$16.00 per hour
$16.00 per hour
$18.00 per hour
$16.00 per hour
$15.00 per hour
Applebee's company logo
3 jobs at Applebee's
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125 jobs at Olive Garden
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Low difficulty
Low difficulty
Process is about a week
Process is about two weeks