You may think that pasta, like pizza or cheeseburgers, is one of those foods you could just never tire of. Want to test that theory? Olive Garden has quite the deal for you: For $300, the chain’s new Annual Pasta Pass entitles its lucky owners to “52 weeks of unlimited servings of guests’ favorite pastas, homemade sauces and toppings, accompanied by unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks.” Get your mouse-clicking fingers ready, because these bad boys go on sale in mere hours.
Here’s the fine print, per Olive Garden: Only 1,000 Annual Pasta Passes will be available for purchase beginning today, Thursday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. ET via PastaPass.com. It’s valid only on dine-in meals, not online or to-go orders. The $300 price tag boils down to less than a dollar a day, in case you can’t do that math, which is a pretty solid savings if you’re the kind of person interested in eating Olive Garden every. single. day.
According to Olive Garden, plenty of people want to do exactly that.
“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, said in a statement.
For those unwilling to commit to a full 365 days of cream-covered carbs, the restaurant will also offer 23,000 of its standard 8-week Pasta Pass for $100, valid from September 24 through November 18. (That works out to about $2 per day, if you’re counting.) You can use those savings to offset the cost of a new gym membership.