I remember as a teen, the Spaghetti Factory was the place to be. My mouth would water just thinking of it! I'm a huge pasta fan & I believe you can't really wreck the sauce - or can you? Apparently it can be done! The Spaghetti Factory ain't what it used to be!
One year ago we visited the one in Victoria. When our pasta came, the sauce looked kinda funky. Somebody accidentally spilled the basil was my opinion. But it wasn't just the color, it was the TASTE too. I really thought it was just me, but as I looked over at my dinner companions I noticed they were salting, peppering & dumping the cheese on like I was doing, trying to get some sort of flavor out of it! I never use salt, and believe me I was using it! What was going on here? I figured it to be a bad day in the kitchen and left it at that.
One year later back in Gastown, we sit down for dinner. AND there was that damn sauce again, same color, same tasteless sauce!!! Coincidence? Can't be. To my dismay, there it was! What is going on here?
So after complaining on facebook, I got the same "yuk, yeah I know" response from other fb users and then, I got the real story from someone who delivers the sauce [ yep you heard me "he DELIVERS the sauce"]. This driver works in the food delivery service industry. Uh huh, now I know why the Spaghetti Factory restaurant on Vancouver Island has the same sauce as one on the mainland!
So it wasn't a bad day for the cook after all ~ it was a bad judgement from the franchise (?) owners! Please don't waste your time and hard earned money on CANNED SAUCE. Fresh is the only way to go! No more Spaghetti Factory for us, the word "FACTORY" is the biggest clue!