Fazoli's Launches Pasta Art Contest for Schools

Sep 12, 2012, 12:52 ET from Fazoli's

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LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pasta comes in all kinds of shapes and colors, from green fusilli to red ziti, making it the perfect ingredient for creating inspiring artwork.  Today, Fazoli's launched its Pasta Art Contest to encourage elementary grade students (K – 5th) to trade in their taste palettes for artist palettes in order to make pieces of artwork using pasta.  The artwork can be in any form, including flat or sculpture.  And the school with the winning entry will not only receive $2,500, but will also be featured on Fazoli's Facebook page as part of Fazoli's "World Pasta Day" celebration on October 25th.

Administrators, teachers, PTAs and parents can sign their school up for Fazoli's Pasta Art Contest at www.fazolisbacktoschool.com.  The contest begins today, and submissions must be submitted via email and sent to Fazoli's by October 19.  Photos of submissions will be judged by a panel of pasta experts and moms.  Winners will be announced on World Pasta Day, October 25, 2012, and featured on Fazoli's Facebook page.  The school with the First Place entry will receive $2,500; the Second Place winner will receive catering for their school, valued at up to $500; and the Third Place winner will be award coupons for a free Kids Meals for each enrolled student.  A complete list of rules and details can be found at www.fazolisbacktoschool.com.        

Cathy Hull, Fazoli's Chief Marketing Officer, is excited to see the kinds of artwork Fazoli's will receive from students in the participating markets.  "Pasta is what makes Italian food fun," said Hull.  "As any mom knows, the fun really starts when kids are given the chance to play with their pasta." 

An American family favorite for more than 20 years, Fazoli's is a leading, next generation QSR.  With an all new premium menu featuring freshly prepared Italian entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches and salads, Fazoli's is expanding in select markets throughout the country.  Founded in Lexington, Ky. in 1989, Sun Capital Partners acquired Fazoli's in 2006.

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