Industry News | October 20, 2015

Pizza Guys Raises $25,000 for Breast Cancer Research

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Pizza Guys presented a $25,000 check at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Sacramento, California, on October 18. In addition, the local franchise chain hopes to surpass the initial donation to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Program with the total amount of $35,000 with help of their in-store promotions and online campaigns. Employees have rallied behind the campaign and teams of Pizza Guys employees along with their families and friends have attended multiple area Making Strides Walks including Walnut Creek and Portland, Oregon, and Stockton, Modesto, and Sacramento, California.

This year, the “Slice of Hope” campaign features an extra-large one-topping pizza for $13.99 of which one dollar of each offer sold will be contributed to the cause. A percentage of every large pizza, its top-selling size, will add to that amount. Customers will also be able to make donations in-store or through their website that will go 100 percent to the American Cancer Society.

Pizza Guys’ founder and CEO Shahpour Nejad says, “We at Pizza Guys are overwhelmed with the support of our team members and customers behind our October Slice of Hope campaign. We hope that funds raised will help to one day see a cancer-free future. We have all known someone or experienced the fight ourselves. The work that the American Cancer Society does for patients gives resources and hope … we are proud to be a part of that.”

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure that they have a presence in every community. For more than 100 years, ACS has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of their supporters worldwide, they help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. For more information on ACS, visit

Pizza Guys was started in 1986 by Shahpour Nejad and Reza Kalantari. Their goal was to create a pizza dedicated to artisanal quality and value while combining fresh, California flavor. They started franchising Pizza Guys in 1994. Pizza Guys currently has over 60 locations throughout California, Nevada, and Oregon.

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