Monday, June 15, 2009

OPERATION PIZZA SURGE Sends 28,000 Pizzas To Our Troops Overseas

press release
Jun 15, 2009, 11:29 a.m. EST

OPERATION PIZZA SURGE Sends 28,000 Pizzas To Our Troops Overseas
--UNO Hosts Loading Event at

BOSTON, June 15, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- UNO Hosts Loading Event at Brockton, MA Facility


WHAT: Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, has teamed up with Boston's own UNO to dish out 28,000 deep-dish pizzas to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan in time for the July 4 Independence Day celebration. Dubbed OPERATION PIZZA SURGE, it will be documented as the World's Largest Pizza Party (Guinness Book of World Records).

The UNO pizzas, packaged in temperature-controlled containers, will be loaded onto a refrigerated truck at UNO's facility in Brockton, MA, bound for John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York. From there, the shipment will fly directly to the Middle East, with delivery via DHL Worldwide to forward military bases just in time for July 4.

PHOTO OPP: Pizzas 4 Patriots' Founder Ret. Master Sergeant Mark Evans, a native of Elk Grove, IL, will be joining UNO CEO Frank Guidara and DHL representatives for a brief press conference attended by UNO employees and local veterans prior to a bucket-brigade loading of the pizzas onto the truck.

WHEN: Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 AM

WHERE: UNO Facility

180 Spark Street

Brockton, MA 02302

Local Phone: (617) 218-5464

About UNO:

Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes more than 200 company-owned and franchised full-service Uno Chicago Grill units located in 29 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Due Go(R), a quick serve concept called Uno Express(R), and a consumer foods division which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and branded Uno products. For more information, visit

About Pizzas 4 Patriots:

Pizzas 4 Patriots is a non-profit organization with the mission of making a positive difference in the lives of our service men and women. We proudly support those patriots presently serving, as well as our wounded Veterans. It is our goal to provide our Armed Forces with unique gifts from home. We have been fortunate to receive donations, ranging from financial to products and services, from individuals, families, corporations, and other organizations, all wanting to show appreciation for the sacrifice of our brave troops. Our goal is to bring a little bit of home to the troops, and show them that they are supported by the country and residents who enjoy the freedoms that they provide for us.

For more information on our programs, please visit:

Contact: Jessie Barrett
Utopia Communications for UNO
(732) 542-9100 x123
OPERATION PIZZA SURGE Sends 28,000 Pizzas To Our Troops Overseas

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