By Jim Donovan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More pasta lovers than ever before have the chance to snag a coveted Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass on Sept. 15. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of its fan-favorite promotion—Never Ending Pasta Bowl—Olive Garden is selling up to 21,000 passes for one hour this year
Last year, 2,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes were claimed in less than one minute, so Olive Garden is giving more guests the opportunity to get an all-access pass to enjoy seven weeks of Never Ending Pasta Bowl.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. ET, up to 21,000 passes will be available for one hour exclusively via www.OliveGarden.com/PastaPass for $100 per pass.
For seven weeks, from Oct. 3 through Nov. 20, every Pasta Pass holder dining at Olive Garden will have access to unlimited pasta, homemade sauces, pasta toppings, soup or salad, breadsticks and Coca-Cola® soft drinks.
This year, the most popular Olive Garden entrée, Chicken Alfredo, is being introduced as part of the Never Ending Pasta Bowl lineup. Guests without a Pasta Pass can take part in Never Ending Pasta Bowl and enjoy unlimited pasta starting at $9.99 throughout the seven-week promotion starting Oct. 3.