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Olive Garden Guest Favorite 'Never Ending Pasta Bowl' Returns For Its 18th Year

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Olive Garden Guest Favorite 'Never Ending Pasta Bowl' Returns For Its 18th Year

09:00 EDT Thursday, August 08, 2013

Guests Can Combine Favorite Pastas & Sauces, Plus Soup or Salad & Breadsticks, for Only $9.99

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olive Garden's most anticipated promotion of the year ? Never Ending Pasta Bowl ? is back, offering guests an affordable and unlimited pasta meal, any way they like it.  Now through Sept. 29, guests can enjoy unlimited soup or garden fresh salad and warm garlic breadsticks, plus never-ending bowls of their favorite Olive Garden pastas and made-from-scratch sauces ? all for only $9.99.

"Never Ending Pasta Bowl is an annual event that our guests look forward to year after year," said Jay Spenchian, Olive Garden's executive vice president of marketing. "It's a great value for a completely unlimited meal, and guests love being able to create their own Olive Garden experience by mixing and matching their favorite pastas and sauces."


Guests choose from a wide variety of seven pastas and six sauces to create their Never Ending Pasta Bowl, including several new options:

  • Pasta: New! Cavatappi Corkscrew, Spaghetti, Whole Wheat Linguine, Linguine, Fettuccine, Penne, Angel Hair
  • Sauce: New! Asiago Garlic Alfredo, New! Sausage Pomodoro, Marinara, Five Cheese Marinara, Alfredo, Meat Sauce
  • Even more: For only $2.99, guests can add New! Chicken Fritta, Meatballs or Italian Sausage

FACEBOOK "TEAM OF THE WEEK"Olive Garden is inviting guests to share their photos enjoying Never Ending Pasta Bowl on the brand's Facebook page, or by posting photos with #NeverEndingPasta on Twitter or Instagram, now through Sept. 29. Select photos will be featured in a Never Ending Pasta Bowl digital photo album on Olive Garden's Facebook page and on a digital billboard in New York City's Times Square. In addition, during each week of the promotion, one guest photo will be featured on the cover of Olive Garden's Facebook page as the "Never Ending Pasta Bowl Team of the Week."  Visit for more information.

ABOUT OLIVE GARDEN:Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 90,000 employees and more than $3.5 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company. In 2013, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the third year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, all Olive Garden restaurants participate in the Darden Harvest program, which has donated more than 60 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country. For more information, visit  Connect with us at and

RELATED LINKS:Olive Garden's Website Olive Garden's Facebook Page Olive Garden on TwitterOlive Garden on YouTube

SOURCE Olive Garden

For further information: Emily Marks,, 312-240-2965; Tara Gray,, 407-245-5642

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