Forget MoviePass: Olive Garden's Endless Pasta Pass Is Back, Baby

For $300 a pop, 1,000 lucky winners will get free pasta for the entire year—52 weeks of unlimited carbohydrate bliss.
Drew Schwartz
Brooklyn, US
August 22, 2018, 6:10pm
Photo by Flickr user Jackie

Are you someone who's frustrated with MoviePass's string of constantly shifting restrictions and rules? Are you thinking about cancelling your monthly or yearly subscription for something a little more reliable? If you're fed-up with a deal that always seemed a little too good to be true, why not take your money and invest in something that's guaranteed to leave you brimming with joy and carbohydrates? That's right people, Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta pass is back—and this time, you can buy your way to endless spaghetti, fettuccini, and rigatoni all year long.

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On Thursday, the Italian chain beloved by suburban families everywhere is bringing back its insanely popular promo, offering up 23,000 passes that'll score you eight straight weeks of unlimited pasta, soup or salad, and breadsticks for $100, Business Insider reports. But it's also offering up a new annual subscription. For $300 a pop, 1,000 lucky winners can nab a pasta pass for an entire year—52 weeks of unlimited, all-you-can-slurp carbohydrate bliss.

The chain has been dishing out the VIP passes annually since 2014, and usually they sell out in a matter of seconds. According to Business Insider, all 22,000 standard eight-week passes sold out in less than a second last year, so you'll have to be extra diligent in making sure you man the pastapass.com homepage and click quickly if you want to win 365 straight days of linguine Alfredo or whatever. Both passes go on sale at 2 PM ET this Thursday, so you should probably open up a bunch of tabs and start praying to the pasta gods now.

If you actually manage to nab one of the things, there's no MoviePass-style bullshit to worry about—it's not like rigatoni is off-limits on Friday nights, or you have to wait two weeks before you can sample some innovative new sauce. You can pop by your local Olive Garden for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the goddamn week if you want to, and slam down as much angel hair and cavatappi as your stomach can take before it explodes.

You don't come across a deal this reliable and potentially gastrointestinaly devastating every day. And even if you don't win, you can still save up your money and invest in a rousing New Year's Eve celebration at the location in Times Square—complete with a buffet—if that's more your speed.

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