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Olive Garden offers $100 pass for 7 weeks of unlimited pasta, breadsticks

Olive Garden offers $100 pass for 7 weeks of unlimited pasta, breadsticks
A bowl of pasta from Olive Garden. The chain sold $100 passes for unlimited pasta, breadsticks and salad for seven weeks. (Olive Garden)

For those who like to take all-you-can-eat to the extreme, Olive Garden is launching a new "Never Ending Pasta Pass" on Monday. It's the Italian restaurant chain's newest all-you-can-eat-promotion, and it will cost you $100.

That price may seem a little steep for the 800-store chain, but the pass allows you to eat unlimited pasta, salad and breadsticks for seven straight weeks. The pass also comes with the ability to wash it all down with free Coca-Cola branded soft drinks.

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Only 1,000 passes will go on sale Monday at noon PT on the Olive Garden website. Pass holders will be able to consume as much pasta as they can handle Sept. 22 through Nov. 9. The company boasts more than 150 available pasta and sauce combinations.

"What we're trying to do is get some attention," Jay Spenchian, executive vice president of marketing told USA Today. "It's sure to provoke a reaction. We're trying to make our fans feel like VIPs."

If you insist on spaghetti with Alfredo sauce for lunch, then fettuccine with marinara for dinner, you can do that. But before you decide to take your pass for a spin with friends, know you're not supposed to share with others at the table. But Spenchian told USA Today they won't be policing the tables to crack down on those who decide to share.

If you don't happen to grab one of the $100 passes Monday, you can still gorge on a single night of endless pasta at Olive Garden for $9.99.

Tweet it, or the pasta party never happened. Follow me on Twitter @Jenn_Harris

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