American flag not allowed at Olive Garden restaurant?
A Kiwanis Club member who says the group wasn't allowed to bring an American flag into an Olive Garden restaurant expects to get a personal apology from a top executive with the company.
Marti Warren tells WBRC-TV that the company vice president contacted her Wednesday and will be coming to the east Alabama town of Oxford to personally apologize to members of the Golden K Kiwanis Club.
Officials with Olive Garden parent firm Darden restaurants of Orlando said in a statement that they're sorry if the decision regarding the flag caused any concern.
Controversy arose after 80-year-old Warren said she wasn't allowed to bring an American flag into an Oxford Olive Garden for a planned Kiwanis Club banquet.
Darden said the company respects the flag and everything it symbolizes.