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SPIN!® in the spotlight.
We’re thankful and proud to be recognized for lots of cool stuff, like Best of Show for architecture by Mid America Design Awards; or City’s Best, Best Pizza, by Kansas City Magazine; or Top 100 Movers and Shakers by Pizza Marketplace; and featured by some great publications (grazie!)! Here’s a taste of media coverage on us.
SPIN! to Collect, Match Joplin Tornado Donations (May 2011)
May 23, 2011 (News Release)
SPIN! to Collect, Match Joplin Tornado Donations (May 2011)
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"SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Collecting Donations to Help Joplin Tornado Victims

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 23, 2011) Beginning at 5 p.m. tonight and running through Friday, patrons at SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s four area locations will be offered the opportunity to add a donation to their checks to assist victims of yesterday’s devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo. SPIN! will match the total donated up to $2,500. The contributions will assist Heart to Heart, which already has deployed its Mobile Medical Clinic along with volunteer medical professionals and supplies.

The tornado, which cut a 6-mile swath of destruction through the heart of Joplin, left many dead and injured. The tornado destroyed a third of the city, including countless homes, businesses, schools, churches, and a hospital.

“We wanted to move quickly to help our neighbors who are only a few hours away in Joplin,” says SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Gail Lozoff. “We have seen many examples of our customers’ generosity and caring spirit and wanted to join with them to do what we can to bring assistance to those suffering in Joplin.”

Heart to Heart responds to disasters worldwide, providing immediate response and working with communities through recovery, rebuilding and restoration. Some 98% of every donation to Heart to Heart International goes directly to relief and development programs.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks.  For more information, visit SPIN!’s facebook page.
 

 
SPIN! Execs Move Into Commercial Office Space
March 10, 2011 (News Release)
SPIN! Execs Move Into Commercial Office Space
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"SPIN! NEAPOLITAN PIZZA SIGN NEW LEASE---FOR OFFICES"

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 10, 2011) SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has established its company offices in recently renovated space at 109 E. Gregory Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. The building is owned by Chuck Schmitz, a Kansas City redeveloper of urban real estate in the midtown area. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza will occupy 750 square feet of the storefront building—half of the total square footage. The other half of the space houses Lisa Schmitz Interior Design, who created the modern decor for both offices.

Recently named one of the nation’s top restaurants, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has four Greater Kansas City locations and plans to use the new space for a growing corporate office staff. SPIN! is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines.
SPIN!’s recipes were developed by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. The restaurant’s architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.

SPIN! recently was listed among the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com’s panel of 30 distinguished food and lifestyle writers, restaurant critics, and bloggers. The Daily Meal is one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country. SPIN! also has been named the area’s best pizza by Kansas City’s major publications. 

In addition to its unique thin-and-bubbly-crust pizzas, SPIN! offers rustic whole wheat crust and gluten-free pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. Even the salad dressings and soups are prepared fresh from scratch each morning.

The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN! A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze). Customers can choose between a menu of 17 signature pizzas, and an infinite variety of SPIN YOUR OWN! Pizzas.

SPIN! serves a rotating roster of premium wines at prices well below traditional restaurant prices with most bottles $18 or less.

SPIN! also is known for its unique community outreach programs.

In addition to its catering operations, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has four Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks.
 

 
SPIN! Named One of Best Restaurants in U.S. (Feb. 2011)
February 28, 2011 (News Release)
SPIN! Named One of Best Restaurants in U.S. (Feb. 2011)
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"KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 28, 2011) SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has been named one of the nation’s top restaurants. SPIN! is listed among the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” by TheDailyMeal.com, one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country. The nation’s best restaurants were selected by a nationwide panel of 30 distinguished food and lifestyle writers, restaurant critics, and bloggers.

In addition to honoring the “101 Best Restaurants” – a list that includes many renowned dining establishments with instantly recognized names -- the web site pays tribute to the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants”. That list also includes many celebrated restaurants across the country.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be on the list,” says Gail Lozoff, co-owner of SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza. “We have tremendous respect for the restaurants that have been included and are honored to be recognized as their peer.”

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines. Its recipes were developed by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith and its architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards. 

SPIN! has been named the area’s best pizza by all of Kansas City’s major publications. 

In addition to its unique thin-and-bubbly-crust pizzas, SPIN! offers rustic whole wheat crust and gluten-free pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. Even the salad dressings and soups are prepared fresh from scratch each morning.

The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN! A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze). Customers can choose between a menu of 17 signature pizzas, and an infinite variety of SPIN YOUR OWN! Pizzas.

SPIN! serves a rotating roster of premium wines at prices well below traditional restaurant prices with most bottles $18 or less.

In addition to its catering operations, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has four Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations. For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.
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Crummy Weather Vouchers Heat Up Sales
February 2, 2011 (News Release)
Crummy Weather Vouchers Heat Up Sales
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"CRUMMY WEATHER VOUCHERS DRAW DINERS DESPITE SNOW, BITTER COLD"

After Closing Due to Blizzard, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Reopens by Emailing Crummy Weather Vouchers

January Vouchers Generated Business Despite Record Snowfall

KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 2, 2011) After closing early yesterday, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza reopened its four Greater Kansas City locations with an email featuring a Crummy Weather Voucher good for 20 percent off a meal through Thursday.

The Crummy Weather Voucher was emailed to more than 40,000 patrons who have signed up to be members of the restaurant’s SPIN! Club rewards program. Recipients are encouraged to pass the coupons on to their family, friends, and co-workers.

“Because of the blizzard, we closed our locations across the metro area immediately after lunch yesterday,” says SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Gail Lozoff. “We announced our reopening by sending an email containing a Crummy Weather Voucher to our 40,000+ SPIN! Club members. In addition, we’ve posted a notice on Facebook and Twitter to let everyone know to keep an eye out for the voucher, which is good for a 20 percent discount through Thursday.”

This is the third time in the three weeks that SPIN! has sent out snow day coupons. When major snow storms moved through the area on Jan. 10 and 20, SPIN! disseminated vouchers to encourage customers to come in despite the nasty weather.

Immediately after the coupons went out, all four SPIN! locations began to see customers show up with them.

“There’s no question that they were effective in helping us to attract customers despite terrible weather. We were so impressed with the results of the snow day coupon during the first storm that we decided to send out another coupon when a record snowfall hit less than two weeks later. Now, we’re facing the worst weather we’ve seen in years. The Crummy Weather Vouchers are a great way to encourage customers to venture out to enjoy SPIN! after the blizzard despite the bitter cold temperatures that are predicted.”

Voted best pizza in Greater Kansas City by the K.C. Star, K.C. Magazine, The Pitch, 435 South Magazine and more, SPIN! is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines. In addition to its unique pizza, SPIN! offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN!  A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).  Customers can choose between a menu of 17 signature pizzas, and an infinite variety of SPIN YOUR OWN! Pizzas. SPIN! also offers gluten-free pizza.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, MO, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, KS, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, KS. 

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

 
SPIN! Partners with Nonprofit Connect (Dec. 2010)
December 1, 2010 (News Release)
SPIN! Partners with Nonprofit Connect (Dec. 2010)
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"SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Partners with Nonprofit Connect; Offers Substantial Catering Discounts To More Than 500 Nonprofits

Kansas City, MO (Dec. 1, 2010) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is launching an exclusive program with Nonprofit Connect to offer its members a 30 percent discount on catering and a reduced delivery fee within set geographic boundaries. The discounts are available to Nonprofit Connect members, which currently represent more than 500 nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Connect links the local nonprofit community to education, resources and networking opportunities so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

The partnership with Nonprofit Connect is the latest community outreach program from SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, which supports a long list of local charities.

""We try to provide as much support as we can to local nonprofit organizations,” says SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Gail Lozoff. “Being active myself in a variety of charitable organizations, I see how appreciative staff and board members are when the meals are special. Through our partnership with Nonprofit Connect, their members receive a substantial discount on SPIN! catering services for any of their events or meetings.""

In addition to the discounts, each person served will receive a SPIN! Free Pizza gift voucher good for either a free pizza or salad with the purchase of a pizza. If the person placing the order is a member of the SPIN! Club frequent diner program, they will personally be awarded the points and any rewards generated by the order.

Nonprofit organizations will have a variety of catering choices including SPIN!’s award-winning individual or full-size pizzas, deli sandwiches served as box lunches or on platters, salads, flatbreads with spreads, and Italian wedding cookies.

Nonprofit Connect’s Executive Director Michelle Davis said she is thrilled to be able to bring this innovative cost-saving program to her organization’s members. “Our partnership with SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has the potential to save our members a substantial amount of money. SPIN!’s commitment to our community and the potential savings our members could realize are greatly appreciated at any time. In today’s economy, they mean even more,” Davis says.

In addition to its catering operations, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has four area locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks.  Voted best pizza in Greater Kansas City by numerous publications, SPIN! is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines. In addition to its unique pizza, SPIN! offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and turkey breast – are roasted each morning in a stone hearth oven made especially for SPIN!  A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).  Customers can choose between a menu of 17 signature pizzas, and an infinite variety of SPIN YOUR OWN! Pizzas. SPIN! also offers rustic whole wheat and gluten-free pizza.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell.

 

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