Local Pizzeria Serves Up Thanksgiving Spirit in the Ozarks

For the third year in a row, Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen is putting the pizza away and serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to families and individuals in the Ozarks. On Thanksgiving Day, the Branson pizzeria will close its doors to paying customers in order to plate-up free turkey dinners for anyone looking for a hot meal and some good cheer. The dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Luigi’s North location in Branson (next to Country Mart on State Hwy 248). 
“When we opened Luigi’s nine years ago, part of our mission was to be able to give back to the communities in which we operate,” says Chris Jordan, owner and operator of Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen.  “We’re in the business of feeding people, and on Thanksgiving, we’re proud to open our doors to anyone who wants to join us.  In years past, we’ve served travelers, singles, people who just didn’t want to cook, and even some families who otherwise wouldn’t have had a hot meal that day.  It’s literally a free-for-all, and it’s very rewarding,” Jordan continues.
Those looking for a place to go on Thanksgiving are welcome to join the Luigi’s family for a day.  No advance reservations are needed for the event.  Stop by any time between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to be served.  Meals will include turkey, bread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, beverages and of course, pumpkin pie.
For more information about the event or to find out how you can help, contact Mandy Jordan, Director of Marketing for Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen at 417/294-2642.