Parent orders ‘budget’ Olive Garden Family Meal Deal

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‘On a budget, but spent $80 on dinner’: Parent orders ‘budget’ Olive Garden Family Meal Deal. Viewers aren’t impressed

'I can’t help but think I can make spaghetti for 5$.'


Parks Kugle


Posted on Jan 19, 2024   Updated on Jan 19, 2024, 4:02 pm CST

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.

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*First Published: Jan 19, 2024, 9:00 pm CST