Quick-Service Brand Will Let Fans Customize Their Pizza to Pay Tribute to Their Favorite Injured Player at Tampa and New York City Locations

MORRISTOWN, NJ (February 28, 2020)Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, today announced a new ‘Injured List’ pizza special, available at its Florida locations in and around Tampa and in New York City. Starting today, for a limited time, New York baseball fans can pay tribute to their favorite injured baseball player by emblazing the player’s number in pepperoni on a classic Neapolitan style pizza pie in honor of the latest Bronx slugger to succumb to the injury bug.

To help ease the pain of seeing their favorite players on the injured list, guests will be treated to the delicious pepperoni pizza pie at a special discounted price, varying by location.* Each ‘Injured List’ pizza begins with dough made fresh daily, sauce prepared from California tomatoes and 100% whole milk mozzarella before the pepperoni pinstripes are added.

“New York baseball fans are sick and tired of watching their favorite players go down with injuries, and Spring Training has only begun,” said Andrew Steinberg, Chief Operating Offer, Villa Italian Kitchen. “We’re so excited to offer this special and hope that our delicious pizza will help take some of the sting out of all these injuries. Just please, don’t strain your hamstring running to get one.”

Injured List pizzas are available at locations in and around Tampa Bay, FL and New York, NY. This includes locations in Florida in Clearwater, Ellenton, Brandon and Citrus Park, and in New York at 625 8th Avenue, New York, NY and 263 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY.

*Offer redeemable only at participating locations in Clearwater, Ellenton, Brandon and Citrus Park, Florida and New York, New York.

*Must mention promotional offer at time of purchase

*Valid while supplies last.

*Discount varies by location

*Offer valid on one Neapolitan Pepperoni Pizza only.

*Limit one per customer.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer.

*Void where prohibited.

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.

For more information, please visit, or follow along with Villa Italian Kitchen at and on Instagram at @VillaItalianKitchen.

About Villa Restaurant Group® (previously known as Villa Enterprises)

Villa Restaurant Group® is a 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 54th 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 Fire®, and other emerging brands, can be found throughout the United States and internationally. Villa also operates full-service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Restaurant Group® brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub®, The Office Tavern Grill®, Piattino, A Neighborhood Bistro®, Town Bar + Kitchen and George & Martha’s®, and Steelworks Buffet & Grill® in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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