LOS ANGELES - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - To culminate a month-long effort of supporting pet adoption, PizzaRev will host a June 28 fundraiser to benefit Shelter Me, an award winning PBS program and social network which helps shelter animals get adopted. The fundraiser will take place all day at PizzaRev’s 17 Los Angeles area restaurants; 20 percent of proceeds from guests who mention “Shelter Me” or “PizzaRevPets” at the register will help fund pet adoption and spay-neuter initiatives.
“PizzaRev is a passionate supporter of pet adoption, and we’re proud of the programs that Shelter Me has developed to build awareness for shelter pets,” said Nicholas Eckerman, co-founder and COO of PizzaRev. “We look forward to a successful LA fundraiser to inspire pet adoption and support the Shelter Me mission of helping shelter pets find forever homes.”
The PizzaRev team recently supported Shelter Me, Bark Avenue Foundation and Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation at the “Sleepover at the Shelter” event at the Downey Shelter in CA. The team helped raise awareness and funds to increase adoptions of homeless pets and provide free spay-neuter to underserved communities. Since its founding in 2012, the PizzaRev system has donated thousands of dollars to support organizations that are committed to furthering pet adoption.
Through June 30, PizzaRev is also hosting the #PizzaRevPets social media campaign to inspire pet adoption. Animal lovers are encouraged to share their favorite adopted pet photo and their adoption story via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #PizzaRevPets. PizzaRev will choose one Grand-Prize winner to receive Free Pizza for a Year and their winning photo will be displayed at PizzaRev restaurants across the country. Ten winners will receive a $100 PizzaRev gift card.
To further encourage pet adoption throughout June, PizzaRev has partnered more than 40 local shelters to provide a Free Pizza voucher to anyone who adopts a pet. A complete list of participating shelters and #PizzaRevPets contest rules and entries can be found at www.pizzarev.com/pizzarevpets.
PizzaRev is a "build-your-own" fast-casual pizza concept that has reinvented the way America eats its favorite food. Guests are empowered to fully customize a personal-sized 11" pizza for one price. Homemade dough options, flavorful sauces, all-natural cheeses, and more than 30+ artisanal toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900-degree, stone-hearth oven which produces a thin and crispy Roman-style pizza in just three minutes. Los Angeles-based PizzaRev was founded in 2012; the executive team possesses a combination of Fortune 500 operating experience and high-profile restaurant management.
PizzaRev is currently franchising and announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013. The company currently has 17 corporate restaurants and 10 franchise locations in operation, with additional franchises under development across Washington, D.C. and 12 states: CA, CO, MA, MN, MO, ND, NV, NY, OH, SD, TX and UT.
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Shelter Me is a national TV series that celebrates shelter pets by telling uplifting stories. We believe that change comes from inspiration, not desperation. Shelter Me is a campaign to entertain, educate and activate people. We help organize adoption and spay-neuter events, education programs, transports and have a website called ShelterMe.com, which enables anyone to create and share profiles of shelter pets to help them get adopted.
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