Washington, D.C. – November 24, 2017 – Pizza store owners around the country encourage everyone to “buy local, eat local” on Saturday, November 25th to celebrate Small Business Saturday™. With 54 percent of the 73,000 pizzerias in the U.S. independently-owned, there is no industry more reflective of small business than the pizza industry.
“Our industry is proud of its entrepreneurial spirit and the opportunity it offers for anyone to own their own business. In fact, thousands of pizza shop owners started out as hourly employees,” said Tim McIntyre, Chair of the American Pizza Community (APC), a coalition of pizza store owners, operators and vendors that make up the American pizza industry.
On November 25th, small businesses everywhere anticipate increased consumer spending in local communities as many Americans use their time off to get some early holiday shopping done. Last year, approximately 112 million people shopped at small businesses and spent $15.4 billion at those establishments, according to American Express. For pizza store owners, this means stopping at your neighborhood pizzeria for a slice of your favorite pie!
The APC thanks its fellow pizza comrades for their role as business owners in communities everywhere as part of Small Business Saturday™.
Small Business Saturday™ began in 2010 when American Express encouraged consumers to “shop small” on the day after Black Friday. In the last eight years, individuals and local organizations have pledged their support and joined the effort as champions. #ShopSmall