Papa Gino's Pizzeria and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches Offers New Anytime Menu Items

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Papa Gino's Papa Rolls and D'Angelo Grilled Quesadillas Provides Premium, High-Quality Snack-Size, Anytime Menu Items at Affordable Prices

The PapaRoll and Grilled Quesadilla lines offer our most popular menu items in a new exiting way, while satisfying our guests' desire for more affordable, go-time meals.

Papa Gino's Pizzeria and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches introduced two new anytime menu concepts, the first in either chain's history. Papa Gino's Pizzeria unveiled its PapaRoll, a collection of three signature fillings rolled into crusty pizza dough, retailing for $2.99 each. D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches introduced the Grilled Quesadilla, with three initial offerings featuring D'Angelo's most popular fillings sandwiched between grilled flour tortillas and retailing for $2.99 each.

Both Papa Gino's and D'Angelo want to capture a share of the "snack/anytime" market by creating signature menu items that offer premium-quality ingredients. The PapaRoll and Grilled Quesadilla are satisfying and affordable and can be eaten as an appetizer, for an afternoon snack, or as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner. Both D'Angelo and Papa Gino's feature a vegetarian option for the Grilled Quesadilla and PapaRoll, respectively.

"Our research shows that guests are looking for high-quality, anytime, snack-size items that they can easily eat on the go," said Michael McManama, Senior Vice President of Brand Development for D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. "The PapaRoll and Grilled Quesadilla lines offer our most popular menu items in a new exiting way, while satisfying our guests' desire for more affordable, go-time meals."

Papa Gino's PapaRoll
All PapaRoll offerings are rolled into tender pizza dough encrusted with panko and baked to perfection. The three PapaRolls include:

  •     Meatball & Cheese - Papa Gino's signature marinara sauce layered with sliced meatballs, topped with Asiago
  •     Spicy Pepperoni - Papa Gino's signature pizza sauce and cheese layered with spicy pepperoni and topped with Asiago
  •     Broccoli & Cheese with Roasted Red Peppers - Papa Gino's signature cheese layered with fresh broccoli and roasted red peppers and topped with Asiago

D'Angelo Grilled Quesadillas
D'Angelo Grilled Quesadillas are D'Angelo's most popular fillings topped with American and White cheddar cheese and grilled to perfection in a flour tortilla. The three Grilled Quesadilla offerings include:

  •     Number 9 - A take on D'Angelo's most popular sandwich, this Quesadilla features grilled steak tossed with sautéed mushrooms, onions, peppers and topped with American and White Cheddar Cheese
  •     Chicken Stir Fry - Premium Grilled Chicken breast tossed with sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers and topped with American and White Cheddar Cheese
  •     Classic Vegetable - Sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers topped with American and White Cheddar Cheese

Late last year, both D'Angelo and Papa Gino's test marketed the Grilled Quesadillas and PapaRolls and received positive feedback on both items. Both the PapaRoll and Grilled Quesadilla resonated with more than 75 percent of guests trying it for the first time. The PapaRolls and Quesadillas scored high in taste, presentation and food quality.

The PapaRolls and Grilled Quesadillas will be supported by a radio and print advertising campaign in Papa Gino's and D'Angelo's major New England media markets, e-mail blast effort, online advertising and an aggressive coupon program throughout March and April.

Papa Gino's Holdings Corp.

Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, Papa Gino's Holdings Corporation is the parent company of Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. Papa Gino's Holdings Corp. operates more than 370 company-owned and franchised Papa Gino's, D'Angelo and dual-location restaurants and employs more than 5,000 people. Both D'Angelo and Papa Gino's are committed to providing high-quality products, attentive service, clean, convenient, attractive restaurants, and a premium value experience for every guest. The company culture, which is characterized by its values, a strong work ethic and the fair treatment of people, includes a large number of people who have spent their entire working lives in these restaurants, keeping the passion for excellence alive. For more information about Papa Gino's Holdings Corp. and its brands, please visit http://www.papaginos.com.

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