American Pizza Community welcomes two new members to coalition

Washington, D.C. – February 11, 2014 – The American Pizza Community (APC) announces that The Streets of New York and Pieology have joined the coalition as new members. Members of the APC include large and small pizza brands and franchisees from around the country as well as vendors and suppliers that make up the pizza industry.

“We are delighted to add both The Streets of New York and Pieology to our growing list of pizza company partners,” said Lynn Liddle, Chair of the American Pizza Community and Executive Vice President of Communications, Investor Relations and Legislative Affairs for Domino’s Pizza.

The coalition was formed in 2010 to advocate for policies affecting pizza companies and operators including menu and labeling information, fair wages, work opportunity tax credit, background checks, tax policies and small business access to capital.  Last June, members of the APC met with more than 70 Congressional offices in Washington, DC to educate policymakers about how such issues affect their business.

“We are eager to work alongside fellow pizza franchisees and operators on issues that affect us as an industry,” said Lorrie Glaeser, Founder and Owner of The Streets of New York, an Arizona-based operation with 28 stores throughout Arizona and Nevada.

“Pieology is very excited to be part of APC and partnering with some of the best operators and leaders within the space to share ideas and support one another in sharing with everyone the food we all love.  With 16 units now open, with more to follow in 2014, we feel blessed to be part of such a community and look forward to contributing to the efforts of APC in support of our beloved pizza industry,” says Carl Chang, CEO and Founder of Pieology Pizzeria.

The APC points out that the face of the pizza industry is more than just the product.  “Those of us who work in the pizza industry recognize the far-reaching impact of our business, with our very broad economic footprint.  That’s why it’s important for pizza companies and our supplier partners to unite together around issues that affect the whole industry,” continued Ms. Liddle.

About The American Pizza Community
Current APC members include: Blackjack Pizza, Breadeaux Pizza, CiCi’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Figaro’s Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Hunt Brothers Pizza, the International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association, Little Caesars, Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s, Papa’s Pizza To-Go, Papa Romano’s, Pieology, Pizza Factory, Pizza Schmizza, Sam & Louie’s Pizza, the Streets of New York and Two Boots.  Supplier partners include Coca-Cola, Leprino Foods, the National Pork Producers Council, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, PepsiCo, SUTUS and Tyson.  Please visit the APC Web site at: www.americanpizzacommunity.com.