Call it Breadstick-gate.
Olive Garden's press office has flip-flopped on whether breadsticks will appear on the menu at its $400 New Year's Eve dinner that also features a DJ, a buffet, and an open bar.
After initially telling reporters that its famous unlimited breadstick basket wasn't on the menu, a spokeswoman at Olive Garden headquarters called back Tuesday afternoon to say she was wrong.
"You can put that on me, Olive Garden always intended to serve breadsticks," Jessica Dinon told DNAinfo Tuesday afternoon, explaining she had read the New York Post article that said there wouldn't be any breadsticks on the menu and assumed it to be true. "I didn't know."
Earlier in the day, Dinon told DNAinfo, "Typically, we serve our breadsticks at the restaurant fresh out of the oven, but our New Year’s Eve menu is buffet style."
The breadstick-free meal threat initially upset patrons who visited the eatery on Tuesday.
"We come here for the breadsticks," said Richard Reid, from Toronto.
Thankfully, the Times Square ball drop is still expected to go as planned — for now.