That's one week longer than last year's seven-week endless pasta extravaganza.
For $100, customers can purchase one of the passes, which is good for eight weeks of unlimited pasta, soup or salad, and breadsticks, which is one week more than last year's seven-week event.
The Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass promotion will return with passes on sale starting at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 14.
The 50 available "passports" will go on sale at the same time as the traditional passes. Eastern time. Olive Garden says it sold 21,000 passes in one second previous year.
As great as a bottomless pasta meal daily for eight weeks is, said meals and a trip to Italy for a mere $200 would be even better, right?
The Pasta Passes can be redeemed between 9/25/17 and 11/19/17 at any US Olive Garden location.
And this year, the restaurant chain is adding an additional pasta pass for a more authentic experience - an all-inclusive, eight-week trip to Italy for 50 customers. The chain says the April trip includes airfare, a hotel and meals.
The unlimited pasta pass is good for free pasta between September 25, 2017 and November 19, 2017.