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MORRISTOWN, NJ, May 27, 2015: Villa Enterprises, multi‐brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen will show their appreciation in‐store to the Armed Forces and Local Heroes by honoring all officers and military with a Buy One Get One Free Neapolitan Cheese pizza slice, at participating Villa locations nationwide June 15th ‐ June 19th, 2015. Offer is valid to any individual dressed in uniform or who show ID ‐ to members of the United States Armed Forces (current and veterans), local police and fire departments, EMT, and mall security. Also, beginning today, fans can nominate a Hero on Villa Italian Kitchen’s Facebook page, and win gift cards through Flag Day, Sunday, June 14th, 2015. Both a nominator and hero will win gift cards weekly.


For more than 50 years, Villa Italian Kitchen has given back to local heroes in communities across the country. “Villa is proud to show our appreciation to those who serve our country in the Armed Forces, and local heroes who put their lives on the line every day,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Villa Italian Kitchen, Brand Manager. “Salute for Slices is our way to say thank you and offer our appreciation for their efforts. We invite guests to nominate their favorite Hero on our Facebook page and salute these amazing people!” Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa’s handmade Stromboli is also a favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to‐go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family or events. Starting with its first pizzeria in New York City 50 years ago, the company’s Villa Italian Kitchen flagship brand now has more than 270 locations worldwide. Villa was founded 50 years ago, and built its business on the strict loyalty to authentic old‐world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy in 1964. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.


About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises is a global multi‐brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 400 quick‐serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high‐traffic locations. Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full‐service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit