Olive Garden, the casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine, has upgraded its popular five-year Pasta Pass to its very first Lifetime Pasta Pass for 50 lucky persons. The passes last a lifetime, as in the food will be there as long as you’re alive. But there’s still a price to pay for the privilege.

The Lifetime Pasta Passes are available to the first 50 people lucky enough to get a Pasta Pass on Aug. 15. It will entitle the lucky person to unlimited pasta, soup, salad and breadsticks.

The passes will only be available to those fast enough to purchase the original Never Ending Pasta Passes.

On Aug. 15 at exactly 2:00 p.m. EST, the original Never Ending Pasta Passes will go on sale at www.PastaPass.com for $100 apiece (plus tax) and only for 30 minutes. Or until sold out.

The first 50 persons that complete their transactions will be offered the opportunity to opt-in for the Lifetime Pasta Passes for an additional $400 plus tax.

Those who opt in will be notified if they qualify the following day. These lucky guys can then finish their transactions.

But if past experience is any guide, the Lifetime Pasta Passes might be gone in seconds. In 2018, Olive Garden’s limited Annual Pasta Passes sold out in less than one second. All 22,000 of the passes the company offered in 2017 sold out in one second, as well.

“Guests are encouraged to visit the website early to join the online waiting room starting at 1:55 p.m. ET,” said the company.

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“Olive Garden has always been known for Italian generosity and making everyone feel like family, which is why we introduced our Pasta Pass five years ago,” said Jennifer Arguello, executive vice president of marketing for Olive Garden.

“With the introduction of our new Lifetime Pasta Pass, we’re excited to be a part of our biggest fans’ memories around the table for years to come.”

Olive Garden said this never-before offered pass will be paid off by the time the lucky patron gets to his 45th bowl. This means if a winner were to purchase the $500 Lifetime Pasta Pass and consume a bowl of pasta per day for 60 years, each bowl would each cost less than three cents.

If it sounds like a good deal to you, get ready for Aug. 15.

On the other hand, recipients of the remaining 23,950 regular Pasta Passes will still enjoy nine weeks of unlimited pasta they’re entitled to.