A North Carolina man is working hard to get the most out of his Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass.
Alan Martin was one of the lucky 1,000 people who in September raced to buy one of the all-you-can-eat passes.
Over the past six weeks, Martin has eaten at Olive Garden every day, twice a day, totaling up to 95 meals and ringing up $1,510 worth of food, according to Fox 8 WGHP.
Now when he goes into the restaurant, Martin told WGHP that the waitstaff treat him “like a celebrity.”
The pasta pass, which Martin bought for $100, is good for all of the pasta, salad, bread and Coca-Cola drinks a person can eat during the seven week period, which runs until Nov. 9.
“I would love to be the person that ate the most of the 1,000 people. That would be a good contest to win,” Martin told WGHP. “Because that means I got the most value out of the card of anyone in the United States."
Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass has given the restaurant its fair share of headaches since they first went on sale. After selling out in 45 minutes and crashing Olive Garden's website, black market versions of the pass soon began appearing on third-party websites.
As for Martin, he says his goal is to continue to eat at Olive Garden twice a day until the pass expires.
“He’s gotten his money’s worth, absolutely,” Chris Lambert, Burlington Olive Garden general manager, told WGHP.