When you're here, you're family. You're also stuffed to the brim of bread sticks and pasta, but in a good way.
Every year, Olive Garden runs an amazing promotion which gives loyal customers the chance to buy Never Ending Pasta Passes for $100 a month.
"The Pasta Pass allows Passholder to enjoy the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion at Olive Garden as many times as they wish in-restaurant for 8 weeks," the website says. "That's right - unlimited food at Olive Garden for 8 weeks!"
22,000 passes were made available to the public and were sold at $100 each. That's 1,000 more than last year and 20,000 more than 2015.
The passes sold out in ONE SECOND, selling on a first-come, first-served basis.
Olive Garden decided to reward 50 'super fans' with the chance to spend an extra $100 and get the deal of a lifetime.
But what can an extra $100 really get you?
"We couldn't think of a better way to create even more memories and a deeper connection to our brand than through a special edition Pasta Pass that includes an all-inclusive trip for two to the country that inspires us," said Jennifer Arguello, the executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden.
YEP. If you managed to score one of the 50 elusive Pasta Passports to Italy, you'll get an eight-day, seven-night, all-inclusive trip to Italy for two - plus your 8 week Pasta Pass - for only $200.
"The trip for two includes round-trip coach class airfare from the 48 continental United States to Italy for you and your guest (to be booked by a third party travel agency; flight times and schedule to be determined by third party travel agency), double-occupancy four-star hotel accommodations, ground transportation to/from airport in USA (purchaser and guest must arrive and depart from the same location), group ground transportation while in Italy, optional daily cultural and culinary activities, and three meals per day," cites the Olive Garden FAQ.
Some people were thrilled about their luck:
While others didn't have anything to be happy about:
Who would you take with you on your Pasta Passport To Italy trip?