October 20, 2016 |

Pizzerias Everywhere Prepare for Busy Halloween Night


American Pizza Community Says Families Choose Pizza for Ease and Convenience

Washington, D.C. – October 27, 2016 – While families across the country get ready for a fun-filled Halloween night, pizza operators everywhere are also preparing for one of their busiest evenings of the year.  According to the American Pizza Community (APC), Halloween sees a high volume of pizza orders every year due to the ease of having a hot, crowd-pleasing meal delivered or picked up on the way home for an occasion when many families are gathered together and too busy to cook.

“Customization is certainly a key factor in what makes pizza so popular,” said Tim McIntyre, Chair of the APC.  “The countless options and number of combinations easily satisfy different tastes.”

How to make the most of your Halloween pizza order? Here are a few tips:

  • Place your order before 5:00 pm! Call and order your pizza before the highest volume of calls occurs during the busy dinner rush.
  • Choose carry-out! Since Halloween is on a Monday this year, pick up your order on the way home from work.
  • Order online! Ordering online will save you time as phone lines are likely to be busier than usual, especially during peak dinner hours.

Halloween is one of the top five busiest days for ordering pizza including Super Bowl Sunday, Thanksgiving Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

About The American Pizza Community

The American Pizza Community is a coalition of the nation’s large and small pizza companies, operators, franchisees, vendors, suppliers and other entities that make up the American pizza industry.  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.

Current members include Blackjack Pizza, Breadeaux Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Figaro’s Italian Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Hunt Brothers Pizza, the International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association, Little Caesars, Nick-N-Willy’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Papa’s Pizza To-Go, Papa Romano’s Pizza, Pieology, Pizza Factory, Pizza Schmizza, and Sam & Louie’s Pizza. Supplier partners include Coca-Cola, Leprino Foods Company, Middleby Marshall, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, PepsiCo and Tyson Foods.  Affiliate partners include the Consortium for Common Food Names, the National Pork Producers Council and the Tomato Products Wellness Council.

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