On Thursday night, Olive Garden president officially appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to turn over the company’s old slogan to Fallon: “When You’re Here, You’re Family.” Fallon said on-air that he’d like to use the slogan, and then supposedly reached out to Olive Garden. “If you’re not going to use that slogan any more, can we have it?” Fallon explained on air. The company apparently concurred. Then, on air, President Dave George appeared to sign a contract. “Welcome to the family,” said George.
In reality, Olive Garden approached Fallon about the stunt, according to spokeswoman Tara Gray.