Never doubt America's love for endless bowls of overcooked pasta: According to Business Insider, Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Passes sold out in under one second yesterday. This is 59 minutes and 59 seconds faster than it took for the passes to sell out last year. This time around the chain offered up 2,000 of the passes which let owners gorge on unlimited amounts of pasta, salad, breadsticks, and soda for seven weeks.
In a carb-heavy twist, Olive Garden introduced 1,000 family passes, which are good for up to four diners, this year. The cards — which are $100 or $300 each — can be used an unlimited number of times per day at the restaurant, but is only valid for two take out meals each day, making it much more difficult to play the Robin Hood of chain pasta.
And since Olive Garden is a kind and benevolent purveyor of pedestrian pastas, those who weren't able to get their noodle-loving hands on a pass, were still offered a present: The chain directed those customers to a coupon offering them 10 percent off an entree at the restaurant.