Olive Garden Critic Marilyn Hagerty In Talks To Judge Food Competition Show
Is there anything Marilyn Hagerty can’t do? The 85-year old grandmother’s simple, straightforward, endearingly serious restaurant review of the Olive Garden in her tiny town of Grand Forks, North Dakota has spurned multiple appearances on Anderson and a book deal with Anthony Bourdain after the article went viral, and, now, Marilyn might be spending a bit more time in sunny LA.
Hagerty, who has been Grand Forks’ restaurant critic for the past 50 years, spent the majority of her life tucked away in the toasty blanket of obscurity that living in the middle of nowhere provides. Not only did she chronicle her dining experience at such establishments as McDonald’s, but she would also travel to each location of the chains in her town to compare service. So she was content to spend her days. Until Olive Garden came to town. Apparently, the grand opening of a hyper-processed breadstick factory was quite the to-do in Grand Forks and, so, naturally, Marilyn trekked out on a wintry day to check out its lunch offerings.
Now she’s in talks to judge a food competition show in Los Angeles. Wiggity what? Man, we can’t wait till we’re 85-years old so we can get famous for saying whatever we want.