Have a Heart From Papa Romanos on Valentines Day

Commerce Township, Mich., (February 2, 2009) – Valentine’s Day, already the second largest card-sending holiday behind Christmas, is now one of the biggest pizza-selling days of the year for Papa Romano’s Pizza thanks to the chain’s popular heart-shaped Love Pizza.  Papa Romano’s Pizza, which introduced the Love Pizza in 1991, sold nearly 30,000 of the doughy delights last year.


Despite the sour economy, the chain expects 2009 to be another sweet year for Love Pizza sales.  “It is really an ideal gift because it’s affordable, tasty and something people enjoy receiving,” said Casey Askar, chairman and chief executive officer of Papa Romano’s Pizza.  “Our Love Pizza makes a nice impression without breaking the bank.”


For only $5.99 each, the one-topping Love Pizza comes packaged in a special, festive red box.  For lovebirds with a bigger appetite, there is also a Romance Package coupon-offer featuring two one-topping Love Pizzas, a medium-size salad and two chocolate-chip cookies.  The Love Pizza is available February 9 -15. 


Papa Romano’s Pizza makes it convenient and easy to satisfy your sweetheart with a made-to-order Love Pizza featuring his or her favorite toppings.  Simply order in advance by phone at your local Papa Romano’s Pizza.  Those who are struck by Cupid’s arrow at the last minute and need a quick gift on Valentine’s Day are also covered.  Fresh from the oven, hot Love Pizza will be available for carry-out throughout the day. 


About Papa Romano’s Pizza

Founded in 1970, today Papa Romano’s Pizza operates a network of 45 franchised and company-owned stores in Michigan and Texas.  Papa Romano’s Pizza offers a full menu of traditional and specialty pizza, subs, pasta, chicken, salads and bread.  Since 2006, Papa Romano’s premium, made-from-scratch pizza and subs have been voted Michigan’s Best in The Detroit News’ annual readership survey.  Papa Romano’s Pizza is operated by Askar Brands LLC and is headquartered in Commerce Township, Mich.  For more information, visit

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