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Olive Garden offers year-long 'Never Ending Pasta Pass' for the first time

Olive Garden offers 'annual pasta pass'
Olive Garden offers 'annual pasta pass'
Posted at 11:11 AM, Aug 22, 2018

If you are a fan of Olive Garden's pasta, it is time to rejoice - assuming you have a fast internet connection. 

For the first time in company history, Olive Garden is offering its Never Ending Pasta Pass for an entire year to up to 1,000 "superfans" on Thursday, Aug. 23. The company warns you'll have to act fast. 

For $300, customers can purchase a pass good for unlimited pasta, homemade sauces, pasta toppings, soup or salad and breadsticks for the entire year. Sales begin at on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. 

For those unable to get the 52-week offer, Olive Garden will also sell at the same time an eight-week pasta pass for $100. The eight-week pasta pass can be redeemed from Sept. 24 through Nov. 18. Supplies of the eight-week pasta pass are also limited to 23,000.

"We have the most passionate fans who look forward to Pasta Pass and Never Ending Pasta Bowl throughout the year, and they've made it clear that eight weeks just isn't long enough," said Jennifer Arguello, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden. "So we listened, and we're excited to give our guests more of what they've been asking for – an Annual Pasta Pass that extends our Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion year-round." 

In 2017, Olive Garden said that it ran out of 23,000 pasta passes instantaneously.