Last year, 21,000 of Olive Garden's never-ending pasta pass were sold in one second and that chance to eat as much pasta as possible for eight weeks returns 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.
The trip is an eight-day and seven-night, all-inclusive trip to Italy for two.
A second pass affords customers all the benefits of the Never Ending Pasta Pass plus the opportunity to go to Italy for $200.
Stops will include Siena, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Vatican City, and Pisa.
The Pasta Passes can be redeemed between 9/25/17 and 11/19/17 at any US Olive Garden location.
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"The passion of our guests have helped make Never Ending Pasta Pass an annual phenomenon", MaryKate Rosack, Olive Garden's director of marketing, told TODAY FOOD over email. The chain known for its breadsticks says the April trip includes airfare, a hotel and meals.
Throughout Never Ending Pasta Bowl beginning September 25, all guests can still enjoy unlimited servings of their favorite pasta combinations, homemade soup or salad and freshly baked breadsticks, starting at $9.99.
For The Olive Garden's debut year, only 1,000 passes were made available.
Burger King in Japan also hosts an all-you-can-eat Whopper challenge regularly that invites customers to eat all the burgers they can in 30 minutes for around US$11.