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Why Olive Garden's Chicken Is Being Questioned
By CHASE SHUSTACK
The freshness of Olive Garden's chicken has repeatedly come under fire, with Redditors making jokes about the restaurant's main chef being a microwave that reheats frozen food. Meanwhile, a former employee claimed that Olive Garden's chicken dishes should not be ordered, and not because of a microwave, but ‌for these reasons.
In response to a video prompt asking viewers to suggest the restaurants they should avoid eating at, Olive Garden veteran and TikToker spookyshanny responded: Olive Garden. After claiming that customers felt terrible after eating there, the TikTok user said that Olive Garden “changed their chicken about six years ago [...] to chicken that's not so great.”
Spookyshanny further alleged that the meat is “not 100% chicken, and the chicken that comes on the never-ending pasta bowl is actually canned chicken.” A Facebook review of the chain's chicken parm alleged ‌the dish didn't contain “real chicken breast meat,” while another user claimed they paid $17 for “some fake tasteless formed chicken patty.”