Industry News | September 9, 2011

Straw Hat Pizza Decides to (Chicken) Wing It

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Straw Hat Pizza, the original California pizza since 1959, announced it has added chicken wings to the menu for the kick-off of football season. The bold and flavorful wings’ five flavors are oven roasted, hot, BBQ, teriyaki, and sweet chili. Guests can create and customize flavors with a creamy ranch dressing as well.

To kick off the football season, Straw Hat Pizza's new chicken wings are also being offered with beer specials and wings for 50 cents Monday – Friday from 3–6 p.m. at all participating locations through November 31, 2011.

"Our sweet chili wings are my favorite, the sweetness comes from honey, and the kick comes from a hot, spicy barbecue sauce your taste buds will love," says Jonathan Fornaci, president.

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959. Using California vine-ripened tomatoes and local produce, hand-shredded cheeses, and dough fresh rolled daily, Straw Hat’s pizza is fresh and delicious. With a menu of Gourmet Masters Pizzas, Hot Hat Stuffed Sandwiches, and a forty-plus item garden fresh salad bar, guests have been enjoying the food as well as the family-friendly atmosphere for more than five decades.  

The 53-year-old company currently operates 86 locations and is growing with new locations opening in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Montana, Texas, and Virginia. Growth plans are to reach 150 locations within two years.