Villa Italian Kitchen Introduces BBQ Chicken Pizza & BBQ Chicken Stromboli along with Mountain Dew® Flavored Beverages

Supercharged Mountain Dew® Specialty Beverages - Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple along with BBQ Chicken Pizza and BBQ Chicken Stromboli Join the Menu

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Italian Kitchen, which opened its first pizzeria in New York City next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in 1964, celebrating 50 years in business this year, has introduced two new Summertime Chicken Barbeque menu items for a limited time. Villa's new BBQ Chicken Pizza and new BBQ Chicken Stromboli join the menu at participating locations. Another exciting addition, guests who visit Villa Italian Kitchen can now supercharge their Mountain Dew® with pomegranate or apple flavorings to create Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple! Both delicious beverages can be ordered at any participating Villa location.

Mountain Dew® is one of the most popular citrus-flavored beverages and now with the addition of pomegranate or apple flavorings at Villa Italian Kitchen, becomes all different, an Extreme Dew!

"Our new BBQ Chicken Pizza and Stromboli are both so delicious, you won't know which to order," said Paula Doyle, Vice President of marketing, Villa. "And the new supercharged Mountain Dew® beverages Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple are right in time for great summer thirst quenchers!"

Villa Italian Kitchen is known for their Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce to make their New York style Italian pizza. Now, guests can try Villa's newest summertime favorite, BBQ Chicken Pizza bursting with flavors of tangy sweet barbecue sauce and red onions with chicken on top.

Villa's famous handmade Stromboli is a favorite menu item and is now made with BBQ chicken for a delicious taste of summer! Stromboli is a form of Italian "pizza imbottito," or "stuffed pizza," in which various fillings are sandwiched between layers of fresh made dough and baked in an oven until golden brown. The result is a delicious hot classic Villa Stromboli.

Guests can choose to make their BBQ Chicken Pizza slice or Stromboli into a value meal with one side and a drink for a special price at any participating Villa Italian Kitchen location.

Besides Villa's new Mountain Dew® beverages and their famous handmade Stromboli and pizza both now with BBQ Chicken, the menu includes Italian Pastas, Salads and Entrees which make for a delicious lunch or dinner. Villa offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, the family or events.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 340+ quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa's QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 12 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha's. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2013, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth in shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

SOURCE Villa Enterprises

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Linda Duke
Chief Executive Officer
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www.dukemarketing.com

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