What is the American Pizza Community?
Who is part of the American Pizza Community?
Currently, the coalition includes Domino’s Pizza, Figaro’s Italian Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Hunt Brothers, the International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association, Little Caesars, Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa John's Pizza, Pizza Factory and Pizza Schmizza, as well as supplier partners Coca-Cola, Leprino Foods Company, the National Pork Producers Council, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, PepsiCo, and Tyson. They represent over 20,000 pizza restaurants across 50 states. The coalition welcomes new members from other pizza companies and supplier partners in the industry.
What policies affect the pizza industry?
With more than 75,000 pizza stores in the United States, pizza companies are impacted by restaurant regulations like the new federal menu labeling law, local building ordinances, agricultural policy, health care reform, employment and labor policies, taxation issues and broader business policies. The coalition seeks to ensure that the pizza community – from the dairy farmer to the independent franchisee – is represented fairly in public policy debates and that the story is told about the impact of this entrepreneurial industry that provides a fresh, wholesome, highly customizable product.