Mom reveals clever Olive Garden hack that can save parents big bucks: ‘You’ll never hit the drive-thru again’

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This TikTok parent’s Olive Garden hack will save you big bucks next time you order to go! 

Natasha K (@natasha21k) is a TikToker and mom who often shares life hacks and other funny moments with her 28k plus followers. Natasha recently posted a video describing how to get more bang for your buck with this “Olive Garden life hack!”  

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“If you are ordering to go, get the kids’ meal,” Natasha recommends as footage plays showing a delicious, hearty Olive Garden meal

“Look at these portion sizes. They are enormous,” she excitedly continues as the camera zooms in for a close-up of the buttery broccoli and then pans to a bowl of pasta covered with marinara sauce.

“A side of broccoli, our main entrée, 2 breadsticks, and a drink all for only $5.99,” Natasha proudly declares.

The footage cuts to a final shot of an online order form with Natasha promising that with this hack, you’ll “never hit the drive-through again.” 

Viewers took to the comments to virtually high-five Natasha for the tip and to share some of their own takeout meal hacks. 

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“I do this all the time,” wrote one TikTok user.

“Low-key, it’s actually the smartest thing ever to order off the kids’ menu. Usually, it’s low in calories, filling, and cheaper,” commented another savvy diner.  

“I don’t eat a lot, so I do this at Chipotle and get a kids’ meal. Then I add extra sides and make myself a mini bowl, and you get chips and soda,” shared another viewer. 

As the video shows, kids’ meals aren’t just for the 12 and under crowd. Since most major chain restaurants offer larger-than-life adult-size portions, sometimes the kids’ portion can be the perfect way to keep both your belly and wallet nice and full!

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