Fuzio Universal Bistro Partners with Share Our Strength in Grill Giveaway

By lighting up the grill, Fuzio Universal Bistro will help extinguish childhood hunger. 
For the next seven days, diners can enjoy delectable fire-grilled pizza while supporting
the non-profit organization Share Our Strength.

Since the promotion began on Sept. 1, Fuzio has raised $1,750 to help end
childhood hunger; their goal is to double that by the end of the promotion on
Sept. 24.

The drive couples with Fuzio's introduction of fire-grilled pizzas, with
crusts transformed beyond ordinary by open flames. Wait staff will ask guests
if they would like to donate $1 to Share Our Strength, the leading national
organization working to make sure that no kid grows up hungry in America. A
raffle ticket to win a 4-burner grill will be given for every dollar the donor

"No child should have to worry about when their next meal will be," Fuzio
owner Allen Beebe said, noting, "12.6 million children are at risk of hunger
in America, and Fuzio wants to do their part in helping Share Our Strength."

On top of enjoying an authentically flavored Fuzio meal and supporting a good
cause, diners at all Fuzio locations who donate will have the chance to win a
4-burner gas grill, donated by local businesses, with 100 percent of the
proceeds going toward Share Our Strength.

The culmination of the month-long initiative will be Thursday, Sept. 24, as
Fuzio Universal chefs demonstrate the open-flamed baking process outside each
restaurant location on the brand-new grill before raffling it off at the
festive event.

The Fire-Grilled Pizza line adds to Fuzio's eclectic global cuisine. From
their cheese and tomato pizza (topped with pomodoro sauce,
mozzarella-provolone blend, touch of parmesan, fresh tomato and basil) and
roasted herbed portobellos and tomato pizza (topped with fresh pesto,
mozzarella-provolone blend, touch of parmesan, herbed roasted portobellos,
fresh tomato, basil and chili flakes, with sprinkle of extra virgin olive
oil), to their sausage and peppers pizza (topped with pomodoro sauce,
mozzarella-provolone blend, touch of parmesan, chicken sausage, roasted red
peppers and basil), all of the flavors go well with any selection of Fuzio's
extensive wine list or colorful martinis.

ABOUT FUZIO: Fuzio Universal Bistro provides both fast service and a relaxed
environment to enjoy long meals, meeting all of their diner's needs, no matter
how long or short their stay might be. Fuzio Universal Bistro is owned by
Allen Beebe and Paul Draper of Modesto-based CALMEX, INC. Fuzio veteran Stacy
Mald is managing director. There are 10 Fuzio Universal Bistros in California,
and one in Nevada. Fuzio first opened its doors to hungry diners in San
Francisco's Castro district in 1996. For more information, contact Nikita
Pacheco, Kulture Konnect, 714-633-4542 or visit http://www.fuzio.com.