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- Servers must wear protective masks. Olive Garden says employees can wear whatever masks they want.
"I find it odd that Olive Garden employees are allowed to wear BLM mask but NOT the American flag. I’m done spending my money there!!!"
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One skeptical Facebook user brought the claim to the company’s verified Facebook page.
"I saw this post on someone’s FB page, is it true?" the person asked.
"That is not true," Olive Garden replied on Sept. 10. "Team members may wear either if they choose to do so."
We rate this claim False.
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Olive Garden Facebook post, Sept. 10, 2020
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