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Olive Garden Will Sell You a Year of All-You-Can-Eat Pasta for $300

The end is near. Photo: Olive Garden

Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass is like the AmEx Black Card of unlimited bad carbs. It’s proven to be wildly popular since it debuted it 2014, when it sold out in 45 minutes, and confusingly, one second in 2015. (Coincidentally, this is the same amount of time it would take Grub to agree to never eat at Olive Garden again.) Emboldened by this success, the chain’s executives have asked themselves, “What if unlimited pasta, but all year long?” Thus, the Annual Pasta Pass was born.

On sale tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Annual Pasta Pass will be awarded to only 1,000 individuals and will cost $300 before tax. It guarantees a full 52 weeks of unlimited pasta, sauces, and toppings. By the end of this period, Olive Garden’s overlords no doubt hope, you will forget what other food tastes like and what life was like before breadsticks.

Olive Garden Offering a Year of Unlimited Pasta for $300