JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 28, 2010) – Forget the apple. The Loop Pizza Grill is recognizing teachers on Tuesday, May 4 with discounted pizzas, burgers, salads and more. During this year’s National Teacher Day, educators will receive 10 percent off their entire Loop purchase. All they have to do is show their employee ID.

"Burger“Teachers are invaluable to our communities, and National Teacher Day allows us an opportunity to step back and really appreciate the everyday contributions they make,” said Cathy Manzon, The Loop’s marketing director. “The Loop is joining in on this nationwide event as a way to spotlight local educators and to let them know they have our support.”

National Teacher Day has roots dating back to around 1944 and is a way to acknowledge educators across the country. For more information, visit National Teacher Day.

Loop-loving teachers can use their discount on all menu items, including The Loop’s made-to-order burgers, specialty pizzas and fire-grilled sandwiches. Also available are the new, limited-time-only Mediterranean and Asian Chicken salad wraps, or really sweeten the appreciation with The Loop’s hand-dipped milkshakes and malts.

For more information on The Loop, visit http://www.looppizzagrill.com/.

About The Loop (http://www.looppizzagrill.com/):
The Loop Pizza Grill is a neighborhood fast-casual restaurant that offers the quality and atmosphere of a full-service dining establishment. As a pioneer of the fast-casual segment for 28 years, The Loop Pizza Grill was one of the first restaurants to offer a variety of made-to-order fresh foods in an upscale environment. The Loop serves a variety of signature pizzas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and hand-dipped milkshakes. Open for lunch and dinner, the average sales volume per restaurant is $1.2 million, with guest checks averaging $10. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., The Loop Pizza Grill was founded by Mike and Terry Schneider in 1981 as a 60-seat restaurant. Today there are 19 locations in three states. For more information, visit http://www.looppizzagrill.com/.

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