2016 marks a milestone anniversary for zpizza, as the first artisan-inspired pizza chain turns 30. In celebration of the anniversary, zpizza has partnered with Gaby Dalkin of acclaimed California cooking blog, “What’s Gaby Cooking,” to develop a limited-edition pizza to debut in zpizza restaurants this fall.
“For 30 years, we’ve been proud to offer our customers fresh, innovative dishes that celebrate better-for-you ingredients,” says Chris Bright, CEO of zpizza. “We are thrilled to continue our tradition of creativity and craftsmanship by partnering with Gaby to create a pizza that honors our 30 award-winning years in a delicious way.”
zpizza founder Sid Faranof leads food innovation for the brand and will work with Dalkin to create a new pizza that will be available at zpizza’s 73 restaurants across the country.
“Developing healthy, California-inspired recipes is my passion,” Dalkin says. “I grew up enjoying zpizza, so naturally I am excited to get in the kitchen with Sid and create something extraordinary for their milestone year.”
Since zpizza opened its doors in 1986, the brand has led the industry with many “firsts,” including being the first chain to offer organic tomato sauce, veggie crumbles, gluten-free pizza, and nitrate-free pepperoni. In August 2015, zpizza debuted its first self-pour Tap Room in Los Angeles and has since expanded the concept to six U.S. markets.
zpizza’s hand-crafted dishes are kid-friendly and parent approved, made with premium ingredients, including fresh produce, award-winning skim Mozzarella from grass-fed Wisconsin cows, certified organic tomato sauce, MSG-free pepperoni with no added nitrites or preservatives, and 100 percent all-natural and non-GMO flour.