Donates Pizzas to Charities, Offers Savings to Pizza Fans
Washington, D.C. – September 5, 2017 – Today members of the American Pizza Community (APC) are celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day with donations, special savings, and other activities as a way to salute the love of pizza! Pizza operators are honoring the day in different ways from donating cheese pizzas to community-based charities to offering savings on cheese pizza orders throughout the day.
National Cheese Pizza Day is an opportunity for pizza operators and families to unite around their love of pizza. Pizza is often the go-to meal for busy families particularly after a long holiday weekend of travel, and the commemorative day gives APC members a chance to say thank you to pizza fans everywhere.
According to the pizza industry, 37 percent of all pizza orders include a cheese pizza and more than 3 billion pizzas are sold each year.
A sample of APC members celebrating #NationalCheesePizzaDay:
Domino’s Pizza is donating to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Papa John’s stores in the Houston-metro area have been providing free pizza to first responders and have delivered more than 3,000 pizzas to feed those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. As part of a nationwide campaign, the company donated $500,000 to aid flood relief efforts – split evenly between the Justin J. Watt Foundation and The Salvation Army. Papa John’s urges pizza fans to consider donating to Harvey relief, whether it’s JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund, The Salvation Army, or other official fundraising or donation efforts.
Pizza Hut is donating cheese pizzas to Ronald McDonald houses in Wichita, Kansas, and offering $5 on large cheese pizzas today along with other special promotions throughout this week. The company also has ongoing efforts donating food to Dallas/Ft. Worth-area shelters that are taking in displaced residents from the Houston area, and delivering hot, fresh pizzas to Hurricane Harvey victims.
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 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, 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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