The “Love Kitchen” is a mobile pizza kitchen designed to feed a large number of people, while still maintaining the company’s “Hot ‘n Ready” philosophy. The “Love Kitchen”, an award-winning, nationally recognized program, provides a delicious and nutritious hot meal for families who otherwise might not have had anything to eat that day. Over the two days in Baltimore, Little Caesars plans to provide pizza for 1,000 people: 500 people for dinner on Wednesday and 500 people for lunch on Thursday.
The “Love Kitchen” is supported by Little Caesars franchise owners. They donate the product and volunteer manpower for each “Love Kitchen” serving. Little Caesars franchise owner Terry Huffman is donating the130 cheese and pepperoni pizzas needed for each serving, from his Wise Ave Little Caesars in Dundalk, MD.
“Little Caesars created the Love Kitchen to provide quality meals for people who need
them,” added owner Terry Huffman. “Giving back has been part of the way Little Caesars does business since shortly after the first store opened in 1959. We believe it is important to do our part to help the community and families in need in the Baltimore area.”
Little Caesar’s Pizza recognizes that every day, in every city in America there are families who go to bed hungry. The “Love Kitchen” is their possible solution to that problem. As “Love Kitchen” events have shown in the past, any effort towards helping those in need is immensely appreciated. Since its beginning, the “Love Kitchen” has increased its amount of people from 100 to 500 people per serving, a number that is expected to continue to grow. The “Love Kitchen” operates by the words, “Serving to Make a Difference” and Little Caesar’s Pizza hopes that they may show, by example, how feasible it is for other nationwide food franchises to help feed those in need.
Established by Little Caesars in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesar’s strong tradition of giving back to America’s communities.“
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush awarded The President’s Volunteer Action Award Citation to ittle Caesars for its volunteers’ contributions to the Love Kitchen. Little Caesars also received a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives for the Love Kitchen program under the Reagan administration. It has received a certificate of appreciation from the State of Michigan and was recognized by the Detroit City Council for its efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
Local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices donate all food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen servings. An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their local communities.
The Little Caesars Love Kitchen has fed more than two million people in 48 states and
three Canadian provinces. It has also responded to disasters such as the recent floods in Iowa, the site of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 1995 Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. Established by the Ilitch family in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesars’ strong tradition of giving back to America’s communities.Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush awarded The President's Volunteer Action Award Citation to Little Caesars for its volunteers' contributions to the Little Caesars Love Kitchen. Little Caesars also received a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives for the Love Kitchen program under the Reagan administration.
While in the Baltimore area, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen will also visit:
About Little Caesars
Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in
Garden City, Michigan in 1959. Little Caesars built more stores in the U.S. in 2007 than any
other pizza chain and today is the largest carry-out chain internationally with restaurants on five
continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong
franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. In addition, Little
Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized characters in the
country, Little Caesar, that appeals to both adults and children.
In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment
industries include – the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue
Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Uptown Entertainment,
Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities.
Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.
For more information about the Little Caesars Love Kitchen, franchise opportunities and
markets, visit www.LittleCaesars.com or call 1.800.553.5776
INFORMATION FOR MEDIA ONLY:
In covering the pizza serving as a news story, we would appreciate it if you would not mention
the time of the serving to ensure that we are helping the truly needy. Publicizing the serving on
the day of the event without specifying the serving time is appreciated.
Wednesday August 24, 2011
Location: Salvation Army Booth House
1114 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Time: 5 PM
Thursday August 25, 2011
Location: Paul’s Place
1118 Ward Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Time: 11 AM
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Multi-Unit Franchisee of Little Caesars Pizza. Hartford, Ct. based, they operate locations in SC, NC, VA, MD, MA and CT.