May 10, 2010 // Franchising.com // DALLAS, Texas – In celebration of Mother's Day, on Sunday, May 9, 2010, Paciugo Gelato & Caffè, a family owned and operated company specializing in handcrafted Italian Gelato, is giving moms across the nation a complimentary Piccolo cup (Italian for small) of their favorite gelato. The savory treat is Paciugo Gelato & Caffè's way of saying, "Grazie mamma, sei il migliore (Italian for 'Thanks mom, you're the best')!"
Families visiting any of Paciugo Gelato & Caffè's 41 locations will be able to show their appreciation for mom with a fun, washable Mother approved "Mom" tattoo to sport throughout the day. The unique tattoo features the word "Mom" in a red heart above two blue gelato scooping spoons.
"Showing appreciation for mothers is a universal emotion, and Paciugo is recognizing all mothers across the nation for their every day sweetness with a rich and delectable treat," said Cristiana Ginatta, co-founder of Paciugo Gelato & Caffè. "What better way to thank mom for all that she does than with a fresh Piccolo cup of handcrafted, authentic, Italian gelato."
Paciugo Gelato & Caffè freshly handcrafts more than 30 flavors each morning in small batches, using wholesome ingredients such as whole pasteurized milk, cane sugar, hand-squeezed fruit juices and seasonal fruit from local farmers, chocolate from Belgium and Italian hazelnuts, pistachios and candied amarene cherries.
"A trip to Paciugo Gelato & Caffè for a cup of the best gelato outside of Italy will not only satisfy Mom's sweet tooth, but it will also make her feel like the queen she is," added Ginatta.
Paciugo Gelato & Caffè was founded in 2000 by Ugo, Cristiana and Vincenzo Ginatta. Inspired to bring their passion for authentic Italian gelato to customers outside of Europe, the family moved to Dallas, Texas, to start the gelateria business. Paciugo Gelato & Caffè offers more than 30 flavors of gelato, handcrafted with love every morning at each neighborhood location. Cristiana has developed more than 300 recipes, including flavors ranging from Mediterranean Sea Salt Caramel, Blackberry Cabernet, Tiramisù, and Fondente Extra Dark Chocolate to more unusual flavors like Banana Beet and Black Pepper Olive Oil. The menu also includes all-natural, Fair Trade, 100% Arabica coffee and espresso-based drinks, as well as Gelato-based specialty desserts. Paciugo Gelato & Caffè has 41 locations across the United States and Mexico.