A family of three recently went viral when they broke down what customers get in an Olive Garden Family Meal Deal.
TikToker Autumn (@autumnhitthejackpot) filmed a short video in her kitchen after she and her family returned from Olive Garden. The video has been viewed 2 million times as of publication.
Autumn began by unveiling the contents of two large pans and a third smaller one. She said the deal she ordered was designed to serve four to six people. The meal bundle contained 14 chicken Parmesan breasts, a half pan of spaghetti, and a smaller pan of marinara sauce for $54.99, according to the TikToker. Autumn said she also added a jumbo salad and twelve breadsticks for an additional $22.99, bringing their meal total to $77.98 without counting taxes or tips. On top of the food, they received a tub of croutons, a bottle of Olive Garden Italian dressing, a bag of Parmesan cheese packs, a handful of after-dinner mints, and serving utensils.
“This is way more food than I was anticipating,” Autumn said while unwrapping the meal.
Some viewers were unimpressed with the meal deal, claiming it was too expensive.
“I can’t help but think I can make spaghetti for 5$,” one said.
“We are on a budget but just spend $80 on pasta and 14 pieces [of] chicken,” a second added.
“Salad comes with entrees in the restaurant but is extra for family meals?” another questioned.
Olive Garden chicken parm family meal deal♬ original sound – Autumn Jackpot
Others believed the total cost was worth it and gave them days’ worth of food.
“That food will also last them for a few days so it’s good,” a viewer argued.
“I get pizza take out for 3 people and it’s $50 with a coupon plus tip. This is a great deal for all of that take out food,” a second agreed.
Olive Garden isn’t the only restaurant chain to offer family deals. Texas Roadhouse, for example, features deals that can save customers 62.1% compared to à la carte options.
Daily Dot reached out to Autumn and Olive Garden via email for further information.