Pizza Fusion to Host Grand Opening Party at New Santa Monica Location

SANTA MONICA, CA — 09/03/09 — Pizza Fusion (, a new organic, vegan-friendly pizzeria in Santa Monica, will be celebrating its official grand opening at its new home at 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste 123 on Saturday, September 12, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The event will feature food sampling from Pizza Fusion’s organic menu of pizza, sandwiches, and salads, free organic beer from New Belgium Brewing and Stone Brewing, free local, organic wine, and live music. Proceeds and donations collected at the event will go to Autism Speaks to fund research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

“We’re looking forward to an evening with friends, neighbors, and fresh faces as we welcome the community to try Pizza Fusion’s delicious, organic menu,” David Whitworth, owner of Pizza Fusion Santa Monica, states. “Santa Monica residents are really warming up to our fresh, organic selection of pizza, as well as our local, organic, and sustainable wine and beer list. Our grand opening will be an evening of fun, food, and festivities. Don’t miss it.”

Santa Monica marks Pizza Fusion’s first Los Angeles area restaurant while a Hollywood location is coming soon. Pizza Fusion serves a more than 75% organic menu of pizza, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, as well as a local, organic, and sustainable beer and wine selection.

Beyond its organic offerings, Pizza Fusion also serves a number of options for selective diets. In 2008, Pizza Fusion was recognized by PETA as a top-10 vegan-friendly pizzeria in America for their assortment of vegan menu items, including casein-free soy cheese pizza, breadsticks, brownies, sandwiches, and more. Furthermore, Pizza Fusion is a popular destination among the celiac community for its extensive selection of gluten-free pizza, brownies, and beer.

“Santa Monica’s Grand Opening is a significant milestone for Pizza Fusion, making it our 21st location to open in only two years,” Vaughan Lazar, co-founder and president of Pizza Fusion, states. “It’s incredibly humbling to see America warm up to Pizza Fusion’s socially conscious approach to foodservice as we continue to expand around the country. I encourage everyone to come experience our handcrafted menu and eco-friendly mantra at our new Santa Monica restaurant.”

Pizza Fusion is currently leading the restaurant industry in environmental practices, from building all its restaurants to LEED standards and offsetting 100% of its power consumption with renewable wind energy certificates to offering in-store recycling and delivering its food in hybrid delivery cars, among other initiatives. For more information on Pizza Fusion Santa Monica, visit:

Pizza Fusion is opening soon in Hollywood, Calif. at 7950 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 104.

About Pizza Fusion

Founded in the best interest of the individual and the environment, Pizza Fusion combines a fresh, organic menu with an industry-leading environmental approach to restaurant service in chic dining destinations built to LEED certification standards. Pizza Fusion specializes in a full-service approach to gourmet pizza, ciabatta sandwiches, salads, desserts, and organic beers and wines, all in their purest form — untainted by artificial additives, such as pesticides, preservatives, antibiotics and hormones. With numerous franchises opening across the U.S., Pizza Fusion is pioneering the organic and environmental restaurant movement as the most eco-friendly restaurant in America. For additional information, visit: