SOURCE: Old Spaghetti Factory
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - This year the Old Spaghetti Factory is celebrating its 45th anniversary of serving traditional flavors and making countless family memories. Guests are invited to participate in anniversary celebrations throughout 2014, starting with special rollback pricing during two weeks in January and a Facebook contest.
While The Old Spaghetti Factory first opened its doors in Portland, Ore., in 1969, the Dussin family has been in the restaurant business for much longer. This is their 100th anniversary of providing restaurant services based on long-held family values and recipes.
"In a competitive industry where most restaurants cannot keep their doors open for more than a year, we are humbled to celebrate our 45th and 100th anniversaries this year," says Chris Dussin, president of The Old Spaghetti Factory. "We're taking the time to look back, reflect and thank our family, hard-working staff and devoted guests."
To celebrate the anniversary in style, The Old Spaghetti Factory is rolling back prices on select pasta dishes in January. Lunch and dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory locations nationwide will cost only $4 or $5 on the following dates:
- Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
- Tues., Jan. 14, 2014
- Mon., Jan. 20, 2014
- Tues., Jan. 21, 2014
The special anniversary menu features The Old Spaghetti Factory's complete meals, including fresh-baked bread, a salad or soup, entrée and dessert. Classic pasta entrées will be on the menu, such as Spaghetti with Marinara, Meat, Mushroom or Clam Sauce, and the signature Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese or the Manager's Favorite, which is a two-sauce combination. The Old Spaghetti Factory's award-winning kids' meals will be available for only $3 during the anniversary roll-back.
Relive the Memories on Facebook
While the Dussin family has great dining memories of their own, they know that their customers also have wonderful memories of dining at The Old Spaghetti Factory. That's the concept behind the restaurant's new Facebook contest. Guests are invited to share their favorite memories of visiting The Old Spaghetti Factory with family and friends.
Entries can be submitted through an entry form found on The Old Spaghetti Factory's Facebook page. Each week from Dec. 26, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014, The Old Spaghetti Factory will give away more than 45 gift certificates valued at $45 each, as well as a 45-person banquet to each of three lucky winners.
Celebrate the Anniversary
The Old Spaghetti Factory is best known as a memorable family dining experience that offers complete meals which include fresh-baked bread, a salad/soup, entrée and dessert at a great value. The restaurant also offers an acclaimed kids' menu and has been recognized by Parents magazine as one of the top 10 family-friendly restaurants in the United States.
The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants are a privately held and family-owned business headquartered in Portland, Ore. See the full story at www.osf.com.
Special anniversary prices are offered only for dine-in guests in the U.S. Anniversary pricing is not available on to-go orders.
FAST FACTS: THE STORY BEHIND THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
~The Dussin family opened the Virginia Café in Portland, Ore., in 1914.
~Guss and Sally Dussin were the founders of The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant concept.
~The first Old Spaghetti Factory was opened January 10, 1969, in Portland.
~Opening night sales were a paltry $171.80 and many in the community were convinced it would be a complete bust.
~Today there are 41 Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants in 15 different states throughout the country.
~The Old Spaghetti Factory is headquartered in Portland and remains a family-owned and -operated business.
~Part of the Dussin's extended family, the Dariotis, Kontaxis, and Pulos families, own Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants located throughout California and Arizona.
~Guss acted as an advisor to family members opening Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants in Canada.
~In 1981, the Dussin family opened their first international franchise in Nagoya, Japan.
~In 1997, Guss handed the reins of the business to his son, Chris Dussin.
~Today the Old Spaghetti Factory dishes up over 7.5 million servings annually. That's equal to 350,000 gallons of sauce, 200,000 pounds of its signature Mizithra cheese and 135,000 miles of spaghetti! Enough pasta to circle the earth over 5 times.