The Shocking Reason An Olive Garden Employee Was Reportedly Fired

Many people go out to dinner at Olive Garden when they're feeling a bit fancy. The staff supposedly treats you like family (whatever that means, though we're led to believe it's a good thing), and they serve those breadsticks that taste so good they must be made of magic. Seriously, why are Olive Garden's breadsticks so delicious?

If the sticks weren't enough, Olive Garden has an unlimited soup and salad deal as well. You may have heard of it. If not, this deal just means that with an order of any entrée, you can have as much soup and as much salad as you could possibly want. Sounds great, right?

Well, regardless of how popular unlimited soup and salad is with customers, Olive Garden's employees seem to feel otherwise. According to Buzzfeed, one Olive Garden server said it's their "least favorite meal to serve." They added that these orders mean additional trips to and from the kitchen, with few customers compensating for the effort in their tips.

Another exasperated Olive Garden employee even took to TikTok to complain about customers who order the unlimited soup and salad special. Unfortunately, she faced some unexpected consequences for her video.

Did Olive Garden really fire someone over a TikTok video?

One TikToker was allegedly fired after she posted a video complaining about Olive Garden's unlimited soup and salad deal. Per the Daily Dot, the recorded grievance quickly racked up a million views and more than 1500 comments.

The TikTok reads, "If you work at Olive Garden, I am so sorry. We go through it because of you soup and salad mfs." Behind the caption, the TikToker rolls her eyes and shakes her head. If that wasn't enough, she's also wearing her work uniform and might actually be filming at Olive Garden. In an interview with the Daily Dot, she shared that some customers "would get 4 to 5 bowls of soup" and then refuse to tip, which prompted her reaction.

Naturally, the comment section was divided. Other food industry workers agreed that customers rarely tipped accordingly. However, the rest of the comments were torn between being supportive and being annoyed. Many said they wouldn't tip servers — which is one of the reasons why tipping should be abolished – and when the TikToker said she had been fired, some commenters said it was her own fault for complaining online. Previously, a different ex-Olive Garden employee received similar criticism on the social media platform after accusing the location where he worked of spitting in the soup. Be careful what you say on the internet, folks.