True, and I learned this the hard way by biting down on a piece of the plastic package in which a chicken entree was heated. Same thing occurred at Chili’s. And no, neither experience was my choice.FWIW, most Olive Garden meals come in a sealed package from a central distributor. They are heated in a microwave and delivered to your table. Very little is cooked in the kitchen except maybe the bread. That comes from a source who worked in the kitchen there.
A client of mine adored Olive Garden. The salad was pretty good, although I stuck to oil and vinegar as I did not trust the other dressings. The bread, completely empty calories, was always dripping in whatever faux butter they used on it and I wouldn’t touch it.
The country folk in the Charlottesville area have been pining for an Olive Garden here for years and years. Which is typical but still hilarious as we have a plethora of good local restaurants at all price points here.