Attention all Olive Garden enthusiasts: the Never Ending Pasta Pass is back once again, which grants pass holders "9 weeks of unlimited servings of pastas, sauces, and toppings" from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl menu! This year is extra special because those who apply for a Never Ending Pasta Pass have the opportunity to upgrade to a Lifetime Pasta Pass.
Yes, you read that correctly: Unlimited pasta for life!
In a press release, Olive Garden Executive Vice President, Jennifer Arguello, said, "Olive Garden has always been known for Italian Generosity and making everyone feel like family, which is why we introduced our Pasta Pass five years ago. With the introduction of our new Lifetime Pasta Pass, we're excited to be a part of our biggest fans' memories around the table for years to come."
Both the Never Ending Pasta Pass and Unlimited Pasta Pass will be on sale August 15, 2019, at 2:00 ET. Here's everything you need to know before you buy.
Olive Garden first introduced the Never Ending Pasta Pass in 2014. It was such a hit with customers that the restaurant chain has been doing the promotion annually ever since. For just $100, the Pasta Pass allows pass holders to indulge in unlimited pasta from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl Menu, bread sticks, and salad for 90 days. This year's Never Ending Pasta promotion is only offered from September 23rd to November 24th.
Buying a Pasta Pass is easy as pie. Just visit the Pasta Pass website on August 15, 2019, and click "Join Waiting Room." Sales will be live at 2:00 ET. There are only 24,000 Pasta Passes available, and they will only be on sale for 30 minutes, so make sure you set a reminder for yourself for when it's time to buy.
If 90 days of unlimited pasta sound like rookie numbers to you, perhaps you should check out the Lifetime Pasta Pass. As you can probably guess by the name, the Lifetime Pasta Pass grants its holder unlimited pasta, toppings, soup, salad, and bread sticks FOR LIFE. There are only 50 Lifetime Pasta Passes available and you must order a Never Ending Pasta Pass to be eligible for one. The upgrade from the Never Ending Pasta Pass to the Lifetime Pasta Pass is a whopping $400, but think of that as an investment for a lifetime of pasta-filled bliss. If you do the math, the Lifetime pass will be paid off by the 45th bowl of pasta.
To become a Lifetime Pasta Pass holder, visit the Pasta Pass website on August 15th at 2:00 PM ET and order a Never Ending Pasta Pass. Then, while you're checking out, check the Lifetime Pasta Pass option for the chance to upgrade your pass. The first 50 people who opted for a Lifetime Pasta Pass will be notified by the following day if they got the upgrade.