Herald News Report

FAIRBORN — Local first responders can expect an Olive Garden lunch on the house on Labor Day as a means of saying “thank you” for their service to the community.

More than 800 of the restaurant’s nationwide will participate, including the location within Fairborn. This is the 15th consecutive year that Olive Garden has coordinated this nationwide effort, resulting in more than 10,000 meals served from 2002 to 2016.

The Olive Garden chain includes more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.8 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate over $6.8 billion in annual sales.

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.