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Toppers Pizza Receives Hunger’s Hope Award from Feeding America

Toppers Pizza Receives Hunger’s Hope Award from Feeding America

Whitewater, WI - October 20, 2012
MILWAUKEE – The connection between hunger relief and Toppers Pizza will be celebrated when CEO Scott Gittrich will accept Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin’s Hunger’s Hope Award on behalf of the brand at the nonprofit’s Annual Dinner to be held on Oct. 23, 2012.

The award comes after a successful partnership between Toppers and Feeding America that started in 2011 when Toppers raised more than 370,000 meals for the charity in 2011 alone. Toppers has committed to raise a minimum of $70,000 by the end of 2012, which will help provide 560,000 meals to those in need. As the brand continues to expand in 2013, Toppers has pledged to raise $100,000 for Feeding America, which will help provide 800,000 meals.

“To receive the Hunger’s Hope Award from our friends at Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin is a huge honor,” said Gittrich. “We originally decided to partner with Feeding America because of their commitment to giving back directly to the communities they serve, just like our franchisees do.”

The Hunger’s Hope Award is given annually to donors and supporters who make an extraordinary effort toward alleviating hunger in their community. The award will be presented by Bonnie Bellehumer, president of Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin and Ann Maher, board chair.

“At Toppers, we are committed to helping those in need,” continued Gittrich. “We look forward to continuing to be a partner with Feeding America for a long time to come and help feed even more people in the future.”

ABOUT TOPPERS: With a mission to be the best pizza company in the world by killing it on every detail of the customer experience, Toppers Pizza is a 47-unit eclectic pizza delivery franchise brand, headquartered in Whitewater, WI. Toppers takes a unique approach to the crowded pizza segment by appealing to the young, and young at heart in an irreverent way that totally separates them from the competition. Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 500 franchises in 2011,Toppers’ menu includes 18 house pizzas; the franchise’s signature product line Topperstix; Oven-Toasted Grinders; Buffalo Wings; Q'Zas (a pizza style quesadilla); and cold drinks. The brand has strongly established itself in Wisconsin, and is now in the midst of Midwest and then national growth. By focusing on Toppers’ demographic friendly markets, Toppers is able to continue its building of a fanatical relationship with its customer base. Toppers growth was celebrated in 2009 by Chain Store Age, an industry publication that measures quick service restaurant growth over the past five years, and ranked Toppers on their overachievers list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Chain Restaurants in the United States. Toppers was also recognized as a member of the 2012 Future 50 by Restaurant Business, as one of the fastest growing emerging chains in America. For more information on Toppers, visit www.toppers.com.

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