Industry News | September 5, 2013
Godfather’s Pizza Celebrates 40th Anniversary
“The taste worth doing anything for.”
“Pizza, the way pizza was meant to be.”
“Pizza pie piled high.”
The slogans may have changed, but Godfather’s Pizza Inc.’s mission to make the perfect pie for passionate pizza people has remained consistent. Forty years of putting taste first has garnered nationwide admiration for the Omaha-based pizza chain.
“We wouldn’t be in the position we are in today without the enthusiasm our fans have shown for our product,” says Ron Gartlan, CEO and president of Godfather's Pizza. “We are absolutely thrilled to share our anniversary celebration with our customers.” Special offers and in-store events are to be announced by way of the company’s social media accounts.
Godfather's Pizza first opened its doors in Omaha, Nebraska, in the fall of 1973. The pizza and the concept grew in popularity because of its quality niche and unique offerings. Tagged as a “pie” because of the thick crust filled with quality toppings covered with mountains of mozzarella cheese to hold it together, the pizza is represented by The Godfather, from the popular movie bearing the same name.
Today there are more than 610 units made up of traditional restaurants, offering dine-in, carryout, and delivery, as well as non-traditional units located in airports, universities, and convenience stores.
In addition to making the best pizza possible, Godfather's Pizza has always strived to make an impact on the communities it serves. Godfather's Pizza restaurants throughout the nation are active partners with local schools, provide fundraising assistance, and offer a variety of educational programs. In 2004, Godfather’s Pizza became Boys Town's first national corporate sponsor and promised to increase awareness for the organization's efforts by incorporating its messages into their advertising, using resources to develop a formal fundraising program, as well as providing internship and job programs to the Boys Town youth.
“To partner with an organization that’s an ‘Omaha Original’ like ourselves is great, but to work with an organization like Boys Town that believes in and values families just as much as we do is even better,” Gartlan says. “With this partnership, we truly believe every pizza we sell is an opportunity to impact and improve the life of a child and his or her family.”
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