SOURCE: Chicago Franchise Systems

Chicago Franchise Systems

October 09, 2014 08:04 ET

Nancy's Pizza Introduces "Da Ditka Pizza" to Menu in Celebration of National Pizza Month

Da Delicious Pizza Features Hearty Helpings of Cheese, Meatballs, Pepperoni, Onion and Green Peppers Named After Sports Icon and Nancy's Pizza Spokesman, Mike Ditka

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - In honor of National Pizza Month in October, Nancy's Pizza, in collaboration with Mike Ditka, famed coach, football player and television commentator, is introducing a pizza representing two Chicago Legends -- "Da Ditka Pizza." Da Ditka Pizza will feature hearty helpings of cheese, meatballs, pepperoni, onions and green peppers.

"I hope you're hungry because 'Da Ditka Pizza' is a fully loaded pie that won't disappoint," said Mike Ditka. "When it comes to pizza, Nancy's Pizza is the expert. When it comes to football, I'd like to think sometimes I am the expert. Put it all together and we got ourselves the best of both worlds: pizza and football."

The new Ditka Pizza will be available each year for a limited time during football season kicking off October 1 through Super Bowl Sunday. Da Ditka Pizza will be available in thin crust or the original stuffed pizza and will be offered at all Nancy's Pizza locations in Illinois, Georgia and California. Each box of Ditka Pizza will feature a unique Ditka sticker and branding right on the pizza box. 

"National Pizza Month is such a perfect time to introduce our newest menu item and celebrate our ongoing relationship with Mike Ditka," said Dave Howey, president of Chicago Franchise Systems, Inc. "Da Ditka Pizza is the perfect blend of two Chicago favorites, Nancy's Pizza and Mike Ditka." 

The franchise is endorsed by Mike Ditka, former pro football player, coach and TV commentator, who is supporting Nancy's Pizza as its official spokesperson. "The Coach" is taking an active role in the company's nationwide expansion helping scout new locations, create new menu items and support their marketing efforts. 

For more information about Nancy's Pizza, please visit www.nancyspizza.com. For more information on franchising opportunities, please contact Dan Perillo at 708.478.8440.

ABOUT NANCY'S PIZZA
Nancy's Pizza, founded in 1971, and the inventors of "stuffed pizza," is often regarded as "Chicago's Best Pizza" from Chicago magazine to Pizza Today. The birthplace of stuffed pizza started as a family-owned business in Chicago. In 1990, Chicago Franchise Systems, Inc. purchased the rights to Nancy's Pizza and has expanded the restaurant chain from Chicago to Atlanta and most recently, Los Angeles. Today, the restaurant features more than 30 franchise locations featuring its delicious, signature pizzas and more. For more information about Nancy's Pizza, please visit www.nancyspizza.com.

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