NEWS

Feb
07
VRG Views: Goals

Setting goals for the new year can feel like a mountain of a task. Whether it’s aligning your personal and professional goals or balancing a set of goals for the entire organization, it can easily appear daunting. From the view of Villa Restaurant Group COO Andrew Steinberg, the practice of setting goals for the organization is a meticulous process wherein the executive team must work together to ensure that all departments are working towards the same end goals. Today, we want to give you a look into how VRG is setting goals and measuring success.

We were able to meet with Andrew Steinberg to discuss the goal-setting process at VRG, a process he explained generally takes months to complete, but one that Andrew finds integral to th...


Jan
23
GENDER REVEAL LASAGNA?!

Villa Italian Kitchen Invites Guests to Celebrate their Bundles of Joy with Boatloads of Cheese!


MORRISTOWN, NJ (January 22, 2018) – When it comes to announcing the gender of a new baby, Americans have seen everything from pink and blue cakes to balloons to explosions – well, almost everything! Joining in the fray, Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, has announced the addition of an exciting new catering package to its robust lineup of mouthwatering menu items: the world’s first-ever Gender Reveal Lasagna! Available now, the Gender Reveal Lasagna Catering Package features one cheese lasagna with a secret pink or blue interior, a tray of Villa Italian Kitchen’s famed...


Jan
15
A Slice of Villa: Family Hospitality

The phrase “from our family to yours” represents Villa’s corporate identity -- but what does it really mean? To us at VRG, it’s much more than a slogan: it expresses the warmth and daily commitment to quality upon which Villa Restaurant Group was founded. Here at VRG, family comes first. From the very beginning, family has been a huge part of the VRG origin story, as well as our company culture. Whether you’re spending time with the Scotto’s in our corporate office or working with Team Members (family style!) in one of our restaurants, family is a pervasive theme for VRG…as it should be, considering it is one of our core values. Family hospitality is the foundation of our business, wherein we up...


Dec
17
A Slice of Villa: Holiday Party

VRG’s annual Holiday Party was at our newest 40North restaurant, TOWN Bar + Kitchen! The Team enjoyed the new venue, wonderful food and each other’s company, while congratulating our VRG award recipients.

First, Mary Nieman (Human Resources Specialist) introduced the VRG Safety Captains, who take on the responsibility of general and fire safety for the corporate office. Mary presented each of them with an award for the commitment they’ve made to their fellow Team Members.

Michael Rosen (Senior Director or Purchasing/Research & Development) presented the VRG Excellence Award (given to an individual who has demonstrated persistence, tenacity, and emotional strength when dealing with the challenging environment of the rest...


Dec
04
A Slice of Villa: Integrity

As one of VRG’s core values, integrity is one of the most important ideals we hold as an organization. While it may seem apparent to practice, integrity is a driving factor in everything we do. Being truthful, sincere, and upfront with everyone we interact with is not only imperative for our Team Members when interacting with Guests, but also when interacting with one another. Today, we’d like to share more about what integrity means to us, and how we foster it within our organization.

Many have become accustom to a lower standard of integrity in their interactions. While we hear messages of care and concern coming from businesses, the actions many companies take toward their customer service display less care/concern than th...


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 ...


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