Pizza Operators Say “Thanks for Loving Pizza” with Pizza Party Donations
Washington, D.C., May 14, 2015 – Some pizzerias are joining in the celebration to honor National Pizza Party Day tomorrow, May 15th, by donating pizzas to local charitable causes. Knowing that a slice of pizza can brighten anyone’s day, several members of The American Pizza Community (APC) wanted to salute the commemorative holiday by sharing slices of pizza with their local communities and causes close to their heart.
“Pizza store operators frequently give back to local charities because so many of the 75,000 pizzerias around the country are owned by someone who lives in the community,” said Lynn Liddle, Chair of the APC. Domino’s Pizza donated pizzas to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “We were thrilled to make the kids happy with pizza!” added Liddle. According to the pizza industry, pizza ranks as the top meal choice among kids year after year.
Hungry Howie’s donated pizzas to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their MS Walk in Wyandotte, Michigan. “We were honored to celebrate the efforts of the MS Society and those who walked in the event,” said Jeff Rinke, Vice President of Marketing for Hungry Howie’s Pizza.
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, CiCi’s 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. Affiliate partners include the Consortium for Common Food Names, the National Pork Producers Council and the Tomato Products Wellness Council. www.AmericanPizzaCommunity.com
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