Industry News | May 22, 2013

Villa Fresh Salutes National Heroes on Flag Day

To celebrate Flag Day on June 14, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen will launch the Salute for Slices, an Armed Forces and Local Heroes Appreciation Day.

To honor the bravery and commitment to keeping our country safe, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen invites America’s armed forces and local heroes—including local police and fire departments, EMT, TSA employees, and mall security—to enjoy a free slice of Neapolitan pizza at participating locations on 
June 14, 2013.

The offer is valid for any officer in uniform or with a valid ID.

A nationwide photo contest begins on May 22 through June 14, sending Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook fans on a search for flag-shaped pizza to show their American pride.

Fans are invited to visit their local Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen to see if they can find the flag-shaped pies, then snap a photo and post on Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen’s Facebook wall for a chance to win a Summer Getaway Giveaway.

At the conclusion of the photo contest, one grand-prize winner and two runners-up will be selected to win summer-themed prize packages, including gift cards, summer travel kits, and Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen pie passes.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen will also be giving away a Summer of Free Slices to one Facebook fan. By liking the Facebook page and entering an e-mail address on the Summer of Slices app before June 14, Facebook fans will automatically be entered for a chance to win free pizza slices for the rest of the summer.

Coinciding with Salute for Slices, May 22 also marks the debut of Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen’s new menu item, Signature Pan Pizzas.

Featuring fresh-rolled dough with a roasted garlic and pepper rub, diners can choose from a variety of toppings, including roasted vegetables and meat combinations. Pan Pizzas will be available at stores nationwide, and Facebook fans will have access to Pan Pizza discounts.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen is part of the Villa Enterprises Management family of brands and has nearly 250 locations in shopping centers, airports, college campuses, and casinos worldwide.

In addition, the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor currently operates more than 330 quick-serve concepts across 38 U.S. states, as well as in Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and seven additional countries.

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