Olive Garden, somehow sensing that the world is in desperate need of a very specific pick-me-up, quietly re-added its famous Giant Chicken Parmigiana dish to the menu.
For anyone who wasn’t regularly dining at Olive Garden in 2019, the Giant Chicken Parmigiana is 11.5-inches-long and smothered in marinara sauce and cheese. It’s served with a side of fettuccine Alfredo, in case a foot of breaded chicken doesn’t satisfy your hunger.
The meal was first introduced as part of Olive Garden’s “Giant Italian Classics” menu. A 12-ounce meatball and jumbo four cheese-stuffed pasta shells dishes were also featured. Of course, every meal comes with a starter of soup or salad and unlimited breadsticks.
The Giant Chicken Parmigiana will set you back around $20 and is over 1,700 calories, with 119 grams of fat and 4,560 milligrams of sodium. But who’s counting?
“That is ridiculous,” another person tweeted in response to the announcement. “The portion sizes in restaurants are ridiculous.”
Only a handful of Olive Garden locations across the U.S. have reopened for in-house dining. There’s no word whether the franchise will continue opening up restaurants, but in the meantime, you can get your 11-inch chicken parm to go.
More from In The Know: