At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service. We are strong and successful because of our people, each with diverse talents and backgrounds, who respect each other and enjoy working side by side to serve our guests and communities.
Meet one of the Faces of Olive Garden, Eric Mohammadi, general manager of Olive Garden in Lewisville, TX.
Eric Mohammadi has been with Olive Garden six years, more than three of which he has spent as a general manager. What he loves about Olive Garden (among many things) is that he can drive his own destiny. At Olive Garden it’s not about how many years you’ve been there, but how you’re getting the job done by creating environments and cultures of people who are successful in what they’re doing.
“What I love about our company is it’s not about tenure, it’s about results.”
Furthermore, Eric believes that the stability at Darden is exceptional. Its leaders continuously apply their great visions to their restaurants and lead team members to great places. “If I left Darden, I would never work for another restaurant company. I can’t put into words what Olive Garden has done for my life, my wife and kids; it’s presented us with so many opportunities.”
About the "Faces of" Series
With the Faces of Olive Garden, each week we introduce a few of our many amazing team members. You’ll hear their stories and learn why they enjoy working in a fun, supportive environment that makes them feel like part of our family.
See more "Faces of" quotes and videos on our Twitter page and YouTube channel. Learn more about team member opportunities by visiting our career page.