PLANTATION, Fla. & NEW YORK -- Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, is teaming up with DHL, the world’s leading international logistics company and Uno Chicago Grill®, the inventor of deep-dish pizza, to dish out 7,000 pizzas to U.S. Servicemen and Women on the largest pizza eating day of the year for Americans – Super Bowl Sunday.
Enough Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza to feed around 28,000 servicemen and women, provided to Pizzas 4 Patriots at-cost by Uno Chicago Grill® will leave the DHL New York Gateway, headed for several bases throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and The Philippines in time for Super Bowl events on Sunday, February 6. DHL Express has donated its global shipping network for the delivery, shipping over 53,000 pizzas in support of U.S. military personnel overseas since 2008.
“As a retired member of the military, I am very appreciative of my local community and patriots across the country who continue supporting our ongoing initiatives that bring reminders of home to our U.S. troops stationed thousands of miles away,” said Ret. MSgt. Mark Evans. “The reactions that we continue to get for this effort from families, friends of the military and the troops themselves are always heartfelt and encouraging.”
The pizzas, along with letters of support to the troops, are transported from New York through the DHL hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport where they move onward to regional DHL hubs in the Middle East and Asia. DHL provides door-to-door, final mile delivery for the entire distribution, working closely with the U.S. military to ensure the pizzas are delivered fresh and ready to heat and serve at various military bases. A special ceremonial send-off will take place on Tuesday, February 1 from UNO’s restaurant at 432 Columbus Avenue in New York, New York.
"UNO is delighted to once again partner with Pizzas 4 Patriots to ensure our troops can enjoy a slice of home during this year's Super Bowl," said UNO’s CEO Frank Guidara.
“Our partnership with Pizzas 4 Patriots is part of our ongoing efforts to support our troops, and honor our U.S. Servicemen and Women,” said Adrian Watts, Sr. Director of US Government Sales and Support Team, for DHL Express. “We're extremely honored to leverage our international network, global reach and expertise to bring a special 'slice' of home to U.S. servicemen and women.
DHL has been selected by the Department of Defense for service to numerous locations around the globe based on the extensive service capabilities and "first in market" approach provided in support of US servicemen and women. DHL was also the first international air express carrier to provide service to Iraq and Afghanistan, and is the global market leader in the logistics industry.
For more information on Pizzas 4 Patriots, please visit: www.Pizzas4Patriots.com.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 156 company-owned and franchised full-service Uno Chicago Grill units located in 24 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 Dué Go®, a quick serve concept called Uno Express®, and a consumer foods business which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO-branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.
DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009.