Godfather’s Pizza in Pekin, Illinois, will hold a grand re-opening event at its newly remodeled unit on Friday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The first 20 guests will receive a free Godfather’s Pizza retro T-shirt. All customers will have a chance to take pictures and get autographs with the Godfather, as well as receive door prizes such as tumblers and carryout bags. There will also be a drawing for a chance to win free pizza for a year.

The restaurant will now feature new countertops, updated floors, a Coca-Cola Freestyle drink machine, an upgraded salad bar, and refreshed bathrooms.

“We’re always looking for better ways to serve our loyal fans and we feel the updates will be a big hit with our customers,” says director of operations Stephanie Riggs. “We couldn’t be happier with the renovation.”

The Pekin Chamber of Commerce will be on site for a ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m.

In addition, Godfather’s Pizza in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is holding a grand-opening event on Thursday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

At the grand opening, the first 50 customers will receive a Godfather’s Pizza T-shirt. All customers will have a chance to meet the Godfather, the company spokesperson, August 1–4.

Radio Jose and Univision Nuevo Mexico will both broadcast live from the new location, when the winner of free pizza for a year will be announced.

“We had an incredible turnout when we opened our doors July 15,” says franchise owner Laura Olguin. “We couldn’t be happier for the support we received, and we wanted to continue celebrating Godfather’s Pizza’s return into New Mexico by having this grand-opening event.”

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce will be on site for a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.

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