Olive Garden opened Monday to big crowds in its Statesboro Crossing location. About 165 jobs will be created with the opening of the 233-seat, 7,500-square-foot restaurant.
"Statesboro is focused on retail growth and expansion making it the ideal location for the newest member of Olive Garden's family of local restaurants," said Valerie Insignares, executive vice president of operations for Olive Garden.
The restaurant will be open for dinner beginning at 4 p.m. only this week. It will open for lunch next Monday beginning at 11 a.m.