PLANO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving will come early for Pizza Hut communities located throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky as part of "A Day of Giving" on Tuesday, November 22. Pizza Hut locations across the states will be making special deliveries to local EMT, police and fire departments, hospitals, shelters and community centers.
In total, 1,750 pizzas will be delivered to the organizations that serve the area as a thank you.
"A Day of Giving" is the brainchild of Tabbassum Mumtaz, founder of Ampex Brands who recently purchased 35 Pizza Hut restaurants from Pizza Hut LLC in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Twenty-five of these locations are in West Virginia, four are in Ohio and six are in Kentucky.
Mumtaz sees the event as a way to give back to the community and show just how important the neighbors of the local restaurants are. Over the past six years, "A Day of Giving" has fed over 300,000 families.
"We are so honored to be a part of this community and we wanted to take an opportunity during the season of giving to give something back to our neighbors," Mumtaz said. "We recognize that it's a difficult time for many, and we hope 'A Day of Giving' will be an example that inspires other local businesses to lend a hand."
"We are so proud of being part and giving back to each community where we do business," said Hector Gomez, VP of Operations at Pizza Hut.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE :YUM ), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The pizza restaurant began 58 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria.
What started out small has become the biggest pizza restaurant in the world and today operates more than 16,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like the signature Pan Pizza, and much more. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 630,000 classrooms nationwide. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Follow Pizza Hut on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PizzaHut), Twitter (www.twitter.com/pizzahut) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/pizzahut).
About Ampex Brands
Apex Family Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of humanity through community programs that provide assistance (to those communities) in times of need. Apex Family Foundation also seeks to encourage, in those that benefit from the Foundation's activities, a sense of continuing responsibility towards other fellow human beings. It was founded by the team of Ampex Restaurant Management which is one of the largest Franchisees of Pizza Huts, KFC, Long John Silver's, Taco Bell and Tim Hortons in the Country.
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