Press Releases

American Pizza Community Applauds USFDA For Decision to Postpone Menu Labeling Implementation

Decision to postpone allows for time to review flexibility in implementation methods. Read More...

AMERICAN PIZZA COMMUNITY SALUTES “PIZZA-TEURS” DURING NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2017 – The American Pizza Community (APC) salutes National Small Business Week with stories of pizza store owners who started out small and how the industry supports and provides opportunities for ownership. Fifty-two percent of the nearly 74,000 pizza stores nationwide are independently-owned and operated, according to Pizza Monthly Quarterly’s 2016 Pizza Power Report. Read More...

American Pizza Community Takes Small Business Perspective to Policymakers

Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017 – Members of The American Pizza Community (APC) were on Capitol Hill March 22nd and 23rd talking to legislators about policies that affect pizza stores, owners and employees. The fly-in marked the sixth-time small business franchise owners representing Domino’s, Godfather’s Pizza , Hungry Howie’s... Read More...

Pizza Lovers Celebrate National Pizza Day on February 9th

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2017 – Pizza Day may be celebrated every day by pizzerias, but today the American Pizza Community (APC) encourages pizza lovers everywhere to celebrate with them in honor of National Pizza Day by ordering your favorite slice or pie and share it using #NationalPizzaDay. Read More...

Pizza Fans Everywhere Unite for Super Bowl Sunday

Washington, D.C., February 3, 2017 – With an estimated 12.5 million pizzas anticipated to be sold, Super Bowl Sunday showcases why pizza is beloved by so many Americans – customizable, crowd pleasing and convenient. Read More...

American Pizza Community Applauds Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2017 – The American Pizza Community (APC) endorsed the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, bipartisan legislation that offers consumers and small businesses practical nutrition disclosure solutions. Read More...

Families Celebrate the New Year with Pizza

Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2016 – According to the American Pizza Community (APC), New Year’s Day is among the top five busiest days for ordering pizza and families everywhere will celebrate their last gathering of the holiday season by sharing a pizza. Read More...

Pizza Operators Salute Small Business Saturday: Buy Local, Eat Local

Washington, D.C. – November 23, 2016 – Pizza store owners around the country will share their support with local small businesses on Saturday, November 26th to celebrate Small Business Saturday™ and encourage everyone to “buy local, eat local.” 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. Read More...

Pizza is Tradition for Millions of Families on Thanksgiving Eve

Washington, D.C. – November 22, 2016 – While most Americans think of turkey and all the trimmings as Thanksgiving tradition, another tradition remains the same: pizza. Millions of families choose pizza the evening before Thanksgiving for its convenience after a busy day of traveling and holiday preparations. Read More...

Halloween is one of the top 5 busiest days for pizzerias. Find out how to stay ahead of the rush!

Washington, D.C. – October 27, 2016 – While families across the country get ready for a fun-filled Halloween night, pizza operators everywhere are also preparing for one of their busiest evenings of the year. According to the American Pizza Community (APC), Halloween sees a high volume of pizza orders every year due to the ease of having a hot, crowd-pleasing meal delivered or picked up on the way home for an occasion when many families are gathered together and too busy to cook. Read More...

October is National Pizza Month: APC Members Celebrate By Giving Back to Local Communities

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2016 – The American Pizza Community (APC) salutes National Pizza Month by giving back to the communities in which pizza operators, franchisees and corporate brands serve through a variety of charitable efforts. Pizza is a time-honored tradition in communities everywhere and the only thing that can match the passion local pizza store owners and operators have for serving pizza is that of supporting the communities where they call home. Read More...

Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day, September 5th

Washington, D.C. – September 2, 2016 – Pizzerias are celebrating the upcoming National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5th with the delivery of pies to local charities in communities around the country. Knowing that a slice of pizza can brighten anyone’s day, members of the American Pizza Community (APC) wanted to salute the commemorative holiday by serving up fresh, hot meals to the communities where many pizza operators call home. Read More...

APC Praises 3-Year Phase-In of New Federal Overtime Rule in Proposed Legislation

Washington, D.C. – July 21, 2016 – This week Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR), along with several Democratic colleagues, introduced the Overtime and Reform Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813), legislation that calls for slowing down the implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime eligibility rule introduced in May. This would give small business owners, health care providers, nonprofit and social service employers, and universities three years to make the transition. Read More...

New Federal Overtime Eligibility Rule Will Hurt Small Business

Washington, D.C. – May 19, 2016 – The Department of Labor has released its final ruling on overtime eligibility which calls for doubling the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt from receiving overtime pay from $23,360 to $47,460. Anyone making a salary of less than $47,460 will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Read More...

APC Salutes Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2016 – The American Pizza Community (APC) salutes National Small Business Week with stories of pizza store owners who started out small and how the industry supports the path to ownership. There is no industry more representative of small business than that of pizza as many owners started out as hourly employees, according to the APC whose membership consists of local pizza store owners and operators as well as suppliers and vendors. Read More...

APC Members Served a Slice of Small Business to Policymakers at Annual Fly-In

Washington, D.C., April 26, 2016 – Members of The American Pizza Community (APC) were on Capitol Hill on April 13th and 14th talking to legislators about policies that affect pizza stores, owners and employees. The fly-in marked the fifth time small business franchise owners representing Domino’s, Godfather’s, Hungry Howie’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, as well as representatives from supplier partner Tomato Paradise Kitchen, came to Washington, D.C. to meet with Members of Congress and their staff – in total, more than 130 congressional offices. Read More...

APC Promotes Tomato Benefits During Nutritional Awareness Month

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2016 – The American Pizza Community (APC), is participating in Nutritional Awareness Month with its own campaign to highlight the healthy benefits of tomatoes. On March 15th, pizza lovers everywhere will be encouraged to order extra sauce on their pizza as part of “Make It Red Day” (#MakeItRedDay), a celebration to consume more tomatoes for a nutrient-healthy diet. Read More...

Pizza Operators Ready for Super Bowl

Washington, D.C., February 1, 2016 – Pizza operators around the country anticipate one of the busiest pizza-ordering days of the year on Sunday for Super Bowl 50 when thousands of hungry football fans place their orders. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the top five busiest days according to the American Pizza Community (APC), a coalition which represents nearly 73,000 pizzerias around the country. Read More...