BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2011 / — UNO® (www.unos.com) has once again partnered with Pizzas4Patriots, a non-profit organization (www.pizzas4patriots.com), and DHL (www.dhl-usa.com), the world’s leading international logistics company, to dish out 7,000 pizzas to U.S. service men and women on America’s largest pizza eating day of the year – Super Bowl Sunday.
To celebrate the “deployment” of the pizzas, UNO invites all members of the military, both veterans and active duty, to enjoy a free individual deep dish or thin crust pizza with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6 and Monday, February 7. No coupon is necessary. Veterans or active military can simply show up with a military or veteran’s ID. (Not valid with other special offers or coupons.)
OPERATION PIZZA BOWL, an effort conceived by Retired Air Force Master Sergeant Mark Evans and his teenage son Kent (of Elk Grove, IL), will provide enough deep-dish pizza to feed around 28,000 service men and women at several bases throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and the Philippines in time for Super Bowl events on Sunday, February 6.
On Tuesday, February 1, Master Sergeant Evans will be joined by local military personnel for a ceremonial pizza loading which will take place at the UNO restaurant located at 432 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY. Aided by local employees and executives of both UNO and DHL, the boxes will be loaded onto a DHL delivery vehicle. The pizzas, which initially depart from JFK, will first stop in Bahrain, where they will be disseminated by DHL Express and the U.S. military to a number of forward operating bases.
“We support our members in the military, whether it’s donating pizzas to local VA Hospitals or helping raise funds for organizations which support our men and women in uniform,” noted UNO CEO Frank Guidara. “We feel strongly about taking care of those who protect and defend our freedom. Sending ‘a slice of home’ for the Super Bowl is another way to say thanks. We’re grateful for all they do.”
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Pizzas4Patriots is a non-profit organization with the mission of making a positive difference in the lives of our service men and women. We proudly support those patriots presently serving, as well as our wounded Veterans. It is our goal to provide our Armed Forces with these special gifts from home. We have been fortunate to receive donations, ranging from financial to products and services, from individuals, families, corporations, and other organizations, all wanting to show appreciation for the sacrifice of our brave troops. Our goal is to bring a little bit of home to the troops, and show them that they are supported by the country and residents who enjoy the freedoms that they provide for us. For more information on our programs, please visit: www.Pizzas4Patriots.com.
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 300,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 156 company-owned and franchised restaurants located in 24 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The Company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Due Go, a quick service concept called Uno Express and a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theatres, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and Uno branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.