zpizza Calls on Americans to Stand Together and be a ‘Nice Nation’ in Honor of National Bullying Prevention Month

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Artisan-Inspired Pizza Chain Partners with Local Schools to Recognize Kids Doing Kind Acts; Offers Smiley Face Pizzas to Share with Others.

“A small act of kindness can change the world, whether it is saying something nice to a stranger or sharing a meal with a friend in need, said Chris Bright, CEO zpizza.

In a campaign season characterized by deeply partisan debate and bitter name calling, zpizza, the first artisan-inspired pizza chain, is promoting kindness by teaming up with more than 220 elementary schools nationwide for Nice zSlice, a program that rewards students for kind acts toward others.

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, teachers will recognize kindness in the classroom by presenting deserving students with Nice zSlice certificates redeemable for a free slice of pizza at participating zpizza restaurants.

In addition, zpizza will encourage America to be a “Nice Nation” outside the classroom by sharing a Smiley Face pizza with others. The company is offering a $5 Smiley Face pizza with the purchase of a Large or Extra Large at participating zpizza restaurants throughout the month of October.

“A small act of kindness can change the world, whether it is saying something nice to a stranger or sharing a meal with a friend in need, said Chris Bright, CEO zpizza. “We are thrilled to once again bring Nice zSlice to schools and Smiley Face pizzas to our restaurants to inspire Americans to make good choices in the way they treat others, and be a catalyst for positive change in our communities.”

The company launched the Nice zSlice program in 2014 and distributed nearly 300,000 awards to schools across the country. In addition to Nice zSlice awards, zpizza provides schools with posters encouraging positive behavior, parent communication letters and tips on how to address bullying and reward students in the classroom.    

According to DoSomething.org, more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year, and nearly 1 in 10 drop out due to repeated bullying. The Nice zSlice program is designed to help reduce these numbers by rewarding kids for positive acts of kindness.

The Nice zSlice campaign will run through October, giving all students at participating schools the chance to be rewarded for their kind behavior. For more information on how to register your school, visit http://www.zpizza.com/community.

zpizza’s hand-crafted artisan dishes are kid-friendly and parent-approved, made with premium ingredients, including fresh produce, award-winning skim mozzarella from grass-fed Wisconsin cows, certified organic tomato sauce, MSG-free pepperoni with no added nitrites or preservatives, additive-free sausage and 100 percent all-natural, and non-GMO flour. To learn more about zpizza, or find out how your school can participate in the Nice zSlice program, visit http://www.facebook.com/zpizza or contact NicezSlice(at)spizza(dot)com.

Founded in 1986 in the heart of an art colony in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza is the first artisan-inspired pizza chain that appeals to traditional pizza lovers, health-conscious consumers and gourmet palates alike with its artisan brick oven baked pizzas, signature salads, pastas and sandwiches that are made with all-natural and organic ingredients. For more information on zpizza and store locations, visit http://www.zpizza.com.

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