Industry News | September 25, 2013
Domino’s Smart Slice Expands Participation
Domino’s Pizza is starting this school year with excitement, highlighted by the continued growth of its Domino’s Smart Slice school lunch program. The program, which meets the recently updated USDA school lunch nutrition standards, added 45 percent more schools to the roster compared to last school year, and is available in 33 new districts within 14 states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.
“Domino’s Smart Slice is a program we are very proud of, and we are thrilled to continue expanding the program to more and more schools every year,” says Patrick Doyle, Domino’s Pizza president and chief executive officer. “The pizzas offered in the program not only follow USDA school lunch nutrition standards, but they’re a product that students really enjoy.”
All pizzas in the program are made to order and each recipe is entirely customizable. This year, Domino’s has added the Hawaiian Hot Lava pizza to the “Honor Roll” of flavor-packed pizzas, which also includes Bellroni, BBQ Smokehouse, Cheezzilla, Pacific Coast Veggie, and Kick’n Chicken. The new Hawaiian Hot Lava features sliced ham, smoked bacon, pineapple, hot sauce, jalapeños, and lite mozzarella.
The Domino’s Smart Slice program offers pizzas that meet USDA school lunch nutrition standards, which include requirements for calories, fat, and sodium. Freshly baked and delivered to schools, Domino’s Smart Slice utilizes nutritious ingredients like lite mozzarella cheese, white whole-wheat crust, as well as reduced fat and sodium sauce and pepperoni. Whole-grain varieties feature up to four grams of fiber and 24 grams of whole grains. Every Domino’s Smart Slice pizza serves as a source of calcium.
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