It’s a true story, my friends. Everyone’s favorite Italian chain restaurant is offering parents a night off from wrestling their little ones into clunky wooden high chairs and flagging down the waiter because someone’s milk spilled.

Olive Garden is teaming up with 145 My Gym locations for this strange, wonderful, and brilliant promotion they’re aptly calling Parent’s Night Out. They’re doing it specifically to promote their two-for-$25 dinner menu, but invite parents to order off the regular menu too.

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Meanwhile, your little tykes won’t even miss you, since they’ll be having way too much fun playing games and doing other activities with trained and background-checked sitters in a licensed facility.

"With busy family schedules and everyone always on the go, it's challenging for parents to find time for a date night out," said Jay Spenchian, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden said in a statement.

It’s happening February 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., but some details vary by location. Each My Gym location has a capacity for about 30 kiddos, so you might want to get there early. They’ll require a cash deposit, which will be returned at the end of the evening for a voucher from Olive Garden.

If you decide to do it, Olive Garden invites you to tweet about it using the hashtag #OGParentsNightOut. Contact your local Olive Garden and My Gym to find out more information.

Would you participate in this promo?

 

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