Olive Garden

Pictured is the Olive Garden restaurant in Idaho Falls. Local officials have announced that the national restaurant chain is going to open a Chubbuck location.

CHUBBUCK — Olive Garden is coming to Chubbuck.

Local officials have confirmed that the Florida-based Olive Garden Italian-American restaurant chain will open an eatery in the former Red Lobster building along Yellowstone Avenue near the Pine Ridge Mall.

Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England said Olive Garden will be an outstanding addition to the community.

“We’re thrilled to proceed with next steps in welcoming Olive Garden to our community,” England said.

A specific timeline for the restaurant’s opening is expected to be announced soon.

The closest Olive Garden restaurants to the Pocatello-Chubbuck area are in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Logan, Utah.

The announcement of the Chubbuck Olive Garden comes on the heels of another national chain announcing the opening of a Pocatello location.

The San Francisco-based Old Navy retail clothing company announced last month that it is going to open a store on Pocatello’s north side in February 2022 in the former Staples office supply building.