MORRISTOWN, NJ (September 12, 2017) – Every year, when fall begins, food establishments nationwide brace themselves for the hit they'll take when all of their customers flock to coffee shops and bakeries for that coveted pumpkin spice treat. Move over Starbucks, Villa's got you beat! Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quickservice pizza brands, is jumping on the bandwagon and demanding its piece of the pie -- with the intro of the first-ever Pumpkin Spice Pizza. A delicious marriage of a classic Villa Italian Kitchen cheese pizza and all the cozy, seasonal flavors of fall, the Pumpkin Spice Pizza will be available at its nearly 230 locations nationwide on Friday, September 22, in honor of the first day of fall.
Each Pumpkin Spice Pizza is made with Villa Italian Kitchen’s hand-stretched, homemade dough. Pumpkin pie filling, loaded with spicy notes of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, is then spread across each crust before being piled with 100% whole-milk mozzarella and baked to golden-brown perfection. Additional dollops of pumpkin pie filling are added on top of the melty cheese for the perfect marriage of a classic cheese pizza and everyone’s favorite fall flavor. Villa Italian Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Pizza is available only while supplies last and retails for $4.09 per slice (price may vary by location).
“We are excited to celebrate the official kickoff of fall with the launch of the Pumpkin Spice Pizza,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Marketing Strategy for Villa Italian Kitchen. “There’s no denying that everyone loves pizza, so combining our hit Neapolitan Cheese Slice with the delicious fall flavors of pumpkin spice just made sense. We are confident that this seasonal twist on our beloved cheese pizza will be a hit with all of our pumpkin spice loving guests this fall!’”
Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and Pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100% whole milk mozzarella and sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli, entrees and much more. Villa Italian Kitchen also offers catering and large to-go orders, featuring hot, delicious and high-quality meals that are perfect for any celebration, event or meeting, complete with a dedicated catering manager who ensures personalized service and a customized menu.
About Villa Restaurant Group℠ (previously known as Villa Enterprises) Villa Restaurant GroupSM is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with nearly 350 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations. Villa Restaurant Group’s quick-service restaurant brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian FireSM, and other emerging brands, can be found across 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Villa also operates full service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Restaurant GroupSM brand including The Black Horse Tavern & PubSM, The Office Tavern GrillSM, The OFFICE Beer Bar & GrillSM, Steelworks Buffet & GrillSM, PiattinoSM and George & Martha’sSM. For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.