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Oct
16
A Slice of Villa: Core Values

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of our Core Values. Today, we’ll be unpacking each value and sharing what they mean to us, as well as how we implement them in our business model. As with our mission statement, while the core values are clear on their own, giving a bit more clarity on how we use them in our day to day practices will provide an even better understanding of what they mean to us at VRG.

At Villa Restaurant Group, we believe our core values to be the foundation of our organization; we strive to do everything with Integrity, Family Hospitality, Passion, Innovation, and Success in mind. We believe these values to be organizing principles that provide us with vision and guidance for VRG to continuall...


Oct
12
SOUTH PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS & FRIES DEBUTS NEWEST CHEESESTEAK HEAVYWEIGHT: THE BALBOA

MORRISTOWN, NJ (October 15, 2018): South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, the fast-growing QSR brand, and favorite among both authentic Philly cheesesteak lovers and fans who like a spin on the classics, is proud to announce the newest contender to its lineup of indulgent menu items: The Balboa. Available nationwide at participating South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries locations, The Balboa is loaded with juicy steak, mushrooms, bacon strips and Cheez Whiz®[1], and served on a freshly baked roll.

Named for Philadelphia’s most famous boxer, The Balboa certainly packs a flavor-filled punch. Made with USDA Sirloin Steak, The Balboa joins South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries’ selection of both classic cheesesteak sandwiches and innovat...


Oct
01
FREE PIZZA AHOY: VILLA ITALIAN KITCHEN ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL HAVE A SLICE DAY SPONSORED BY DR PEPPER

MORRISTOWN, NJ (October X, 2018): Pizza lovers rejoice! Back by popular demand in honor of National Pizza Month, Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, today announced that it is hosting its 9th annual Have A Slice Day on Wednesday, October 17. For one day only, Villa Italian Kitchen will treat pizza fanatics across the country to a FREE slice of delicious cheese pizza. Guests interested in taking advantage of this amazing offer can head to www.freesliceday.com and receive a coupon good for one free slice of pizza at any participating Villa Italian Kitchen location nationwide.*

“We wait all year for Have A Slice Day,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Mark...


Sep
19
A Slice of Villa: Mission Statement

The Villa Restaurant Group’s mission statement is something we treat with the utmost care. Here at Villa, we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional experience to our Employees and Guests through our unique heritage, passion, and commitment to quality. While it’s a clear message, today, we’d like to share a bit of the background on our mission statement – why we have it, and why we’re always striving to uphold it.

Our mission is simple – we want everyone to feel welcome, have a wonderful experience, and understand who we are as an organization. According to our Chief Operating Officer Andrew Steinberg, our mission statement is a commitment to upholding our core values. Andrew explains, “Th...


Sep
06
THE OFFICE TAVERN GRILL CREATES FIRST EVER CHEESEBURGER FLAVORED ICE CREAM

MORRISTOWN, NJ (September 10, 2018) — The Office Tavern Grill, serving modern twists on traditional American comfort classics, today announced an exciting new promotion in honor of National Cheeseburger Day: Cheeseburger Ice Cream! With over 50 billion burgers consumed nationwide per year, National Cheeseburger Day, celebrated on September 18, honors one of America’s favorite food flavor combinations and a staple of The Office Tavern Grill’s menu. For the first time ever, guests can enjoy a complimentary scoop of homemade cheeseburger flavored ice cream with the purchase of any burger, for one day only on the 18th. Love cheeseburgers so much you even want to eat them for dessert? Look no further! The team at The Office ...


Aug
20
GREEN LEAF’S BEYOND GREAT SALADS TREATS CUSTOMERS TO THE AUTHENTIC TASTE OF MEXICAN STREET FOOD WITH GIVEAWAY ON NATIONAL TACO DAY

MORRISTOWN, NJ (September 24, 2018): Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, the rapidly growing quick-service restaurant brand known for better-for-you options including made-to-order salads, delicious wraps and grilled panini, invites its guests to enjoy a fantastic freebie this fall. On Thursday, October 4 in honor of National Taco Day, participating Green Leaf’s locations nationwide will give away one FREE Baja Street Taco – loaded with all-natural smoked chicken, cabbage, mango, pico de gallo and TAJÍN® chili lime sauce – per guest.*

Guests can enjoy all the flavors of authentic Mexican street food and celebrate a fan-favorite holiday by visiting www.GreenLeafsBananas.com/TacoDay and downloading a coupon...


Aug
15
A Slice of Villa: Introduction

Hello! Whether you’re a new visitor or an old friend, we’re glad you’re interested in learning more about Villa Restaurant Group.

A little about us -- we’re a restaurant operator and franchisor with a global portfolio of nearly 350 restaurants. Villa Restaurant Group is comprised of various quick service restaurants that fall into our Core and Emerging Brands, along with our full-service restaurants, which operate under the 40North Group. Whether you’ve visited us at a Villa Italian Kitchen for a slice or had a meal with loved ones at The Office Tavern Grill, we’re thrilled you’ve chosen to dine with us – after all, our mission is to deliver an exceptional experience to our Employees and Gu...


Jul
25
TWELVE POUND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH STUFFED WITH COOKIE DOUGH AVAILABLE AT GEORGE + MARTHA’S AMERICAN GRILLE

MORRISTOWN, NJ (July 25, 2018) George + Martha’s American Grille, one of historic Morristown, New Jersey’s most beloved restaurants inspired by our country’s original first couple, today announced it will be celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on Thursday, August 2, with an over-the-top, jaw-dropping creation: a massive chocolate chip cookie encased ice cream sandwich, weighing in at over twelve pounds and more than a foot long in diameter.

The ice cream sandwich is meant to be shared amongst friends or family and can be enjoyed all day long on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day as well as through the weekend at George + Martha’s in Morristown, New Jersey. Over five-pounds of edible cookie dough are ...


Jul
17
VILLA RESTAURANT GROUP ANNOUNCES KEY NEW HIRES AS PART OF ITS CORPORATE TEAM

MORRISTOWN, NJ, July 17, 2018: Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator, franchisor and creator of Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian FireSM, Mo’ Burger® and other emerging quick and full service restaurants brands, today announced that it has hired two new team members to aid in its continued growth – Carriann Sillman, General Counsel and Cher Thompson, Manager, Communications & Digital Marketing Strategy – as well as the promotion of a key player in its marketing department, Lauren Liuzzi, now Brand Manager.

Carriann Sillman has over ten years of legal experien...


Jul
12
SHINE ON WITH UNICORN WINGS AT THE OFFICE TAVERN GRILL

MORRISTOWN, NJ (July 12, 2018) — The Office Tavern Grill, serving modern twists on traditional American comfort classics, today announced that its restaurants in Summit, Morristown and Ridgewood, New Jersey will be celebrating National Chicken Wing Day on Sunday, July 29, with a mystical new creation. Unicorn Wings, fried golden brown and crispy and dunked in a pastel, sparkling hot sauce, merge all the delicious flavors of classic buffalo wings traditionally celebrated on Chicken Wing Day with the whimsy of the unicorn food trend. This delicious, fun dish will be available at The Office Tavern Grill’s three New Jersey locations while supplies last for just one day only, as unicorns remain an endangered species throughout the...


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