Vocelli Pizza Delivers 3,000 Pizzas in Blizzard
Local Pizza Chain Braves Storm to Cater Naval Academy Super Bowl Sunday
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 11 // PRNewswire // -- Despite a record-setting snowfall, Vocelli Pizza, a local pizza chain, braved the blizzard conditions to deliver 3,000 pizzas in time for a Super Bowl Party for thousands of navy midshipmen. Historically the busiest pizza-delivery day of the year, the blizzard added yet another challenge to Vocelli Pizza's Super Bowl Sunday mission.
After winning an informal taste-test by US Naval Academy midshipmen, 7 Vocelli Pizza stores worked together to successfully fill a 3,000-pizza order placed with Eric Chadwick and Mark Broadhurst's Annapolis-area Vocelli Pizza franchises. Vocelli Pizza franchises in Bayridge/Annapolis, Westminster, Ellicott City, Cockeysville, Lanham, Bowie, and Edgewater produced and delivered the pizzas using 4 heated delivery trucks.
"We arrived to the delight and amazement of the cadets," said Ralph Santucci, owner of the Ellicott City and Cockeysville Vocelli Pizza locations, "Those helping off load the product had never seen so many pizzas." The pizzas fed 30 companies of midshipmen, each company receiving 100 pizzas each.
Bryan Arthur, director of operations for Eric Chadwick and Mark Broadhurst's three Vocelli Pizza franchise locations, engineered the arrangement with the Naval Academy and coordinated with other Vocelli Pizza franchise owners to accommodate the order. "We are fortunate to be a part of the Naval Academy's Super Bowl party and to be able to show our appreciation for their noble service," said Arthur.
The preparation for the sizeable order started 48 hours in advance. Owners arranged for drivers in 4-wheel drive trucks to pick up employees. Some crew members were even housed in nearby hotels to avoid being snowed in.
SOURCE Vocelli Pizza