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VILLA ITALIAN KITCHEN TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH NEW MENU ITEMS FEATURING HUY FONG SRIRACHA

Quick-Service Pizza Brand Adds Three Spicy New Menu Items Available For A Limited Time
Beginning Tuesday, October 25

MORRISTOWN, NJ (October 25, 2016): Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, today announced that it is turning up the heat this fall with the addition of three new menu items featuring the original Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and Pop! Gourmet Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Croutons.

Beginning on October 25, heat-seekers can enjoy Villa Italian Kitchen’s Sriracha Stromboli – all natural smoked chicken, spinach, roasted red peppers, 100% whole milk mozzarella and Sriracha dressing; Sriracha Mac & Cheese – pasta, cheddar, bacon, all natural smoked chicken, alfredo sauce and POP! Gourmet Sriracha Croutons; and Sriracha Caesar – romaine, parmesan cheese, Sriracha Caesar dressing and POP! Gourmet Sriracha Croutons, all prepared fresh daily and all featuring the bold chili pepper flavor, which will be available for a limited time at participating locations nationwide.

“We are excited to bring Sriracha, one of the hottest trends in the food industry, to Villa Italian Kitchen locations nationwide,” said Leslie Chinea, Director of Marketing for Villa Restaurant Group. “By partnering with Huy Fong and POP Gourmet!, we know that our guests will be experiencing the most authentic fiery flavor when enjoying these spicy new twists on some of our most classic menu items.”

Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100% whole milk mozzarella and sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli, entrees and much more. Villa also offers catering and large to-go orders, featuring hot, delicious and high-quality meals that are perfect for any celebration, event or meeting, complete with a dedicated Catering Manager who ensures personalized service and a customized menu.

For more information, please visit www.VillaItalianKitchen.com.

About Villa Restaurant Group℠ (previously known as Villa Enterprises)
Villa Restaurant Group is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with nearly 400 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Far East and other emerging brands, can be found across 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Villa also operates full-service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Group brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.