zpizza Celebrates National Pizza Week by Daring Pizza Lovers to Go Beyond Pepperoni (The chef-inspired pizza eatery kicks off a national campaign to highlight its unique pizza creations)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Pizza Week, January 7th –12th, zpizza, the first chef-inspired pizza chain that has appealed to foodies for more than 25 years, is launching a national campaign called "Dare to Go Beyond Pepperoni" that challenges pizza lovers to explore beyond their usual order and try one of zpizza's fresh and eclectic Creation Pizzas, including Napoli, ZBQ, Tuscan, Provence and Berkeley Vegan, among others. Beginning January 7th, zpizza will celebrate National Pizza Week throughout the month of January by offering pizza lovers "Dare You" certificates for $5 off a large or XL specialty zpizza Creations selection and $2 off a small zpizza Creations selection and Rusticas while supplies last -- at participating locations only. For deals and news, check out zpizza on Facebook (facebook.com/zpizza) and Twitter (@zpizza) and join ztribe for email offers at http://www.zpizza.com/ztribe.

"Pepperoni is the most commonly ordered pizza topping, and zpizza uses only all-natural, MSG-free pepperoni with no added nitrites or preservatives," explained zpizza Founder Sid Fanarof. "But for pizza lovers who want to venture beyond pepperoni, zpizza offers a plethora of specialty pizzas that offer a world of flavors and are made with only the freshest ingredients."

zpizza takes a unique approach to the crowded pizza segment by appealing to traditional pizza lovers, health-conscious consumers and gourmet palates alike. zpizza's menu offers 22 tasty signature style pizzas as well as giving diners the option of creating their own pizza from a selection of premium ingredients—including 100 percent certified-organic tomato sauce, gluten-free or wheat crust, rBST-free cheese and other creative toppings.

zpizza's diverse international flavors and cultural influence are featured in the Napoli—made with roasted garlic, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil, and parmesan;  Provence—organic tomato sauce, homemade roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, capers, tomatoes and fresh basil; Tuscan—roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, cremini, shitake and button mushrooms, caramelized onions, feta, truffle oil and thyme; Berkeley Vegan—marinara sauce, vegan cheese, veggie burger crumbles, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions and bell peppers; ZBQ—barbeque sauce, mozzarella, fresh chicken, roasted peppers, red onions, rounds of tomatoes, cilantro and sweet corn. zpizza's Rustica menu offers favorites such as Chicken Sausage—marinara sauce, mozzarella, fresh arugula and chicken sausage and Mediterranean—mozzarella, feta, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, Greek olives, oregano and pili pili oil.

zpizza also has a full catering menu for business lunches, parties, events and any catering needs. For deals and news, check out zpizza on Facebook (facebook.com/zpizza) and Twitter (@zpizza) and join ztribe for email offers at http://www.zpizza.com/ztribe.

For media inquiries, please contact Claudia Schou at (562) 983-8139.

About zpizza

Featured on "Good Morning America" as a healthy dining option and rated by Parents magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best Fast-Casual Family Restaurants," zpizza takes a unique approach by appealing to traditional pizza lovers, health-conscious consumers and gourmet palates alike. Artisan pizzas, rusticas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches and salads are made with all natural and organic ingredients with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, combining select ingredients using award-winning skim mozzarella from Wisconsin, certified organic tomato sauce, natural pepperoni, additive-free sausage, and fresh produce. Dough is made from 100% organic wheat flour prepared fresh every day, hand-thrown and fire-baked until uniquely crisp. Founded in 1986 in the art colony of Laguna Beach, California, where creativity and craftsmanship have flourished for almost a century, all ingredients are selectively chosen for superior quality. zpizza has more than 100 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.zpizza.com.

Claudia Schou
(562) 983-8139

SOURCE zpizza


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