Being open for business means more than a hot oven and fresh ingredients. It makes us part of the community.
Our menu has loads of ways to help you enjoy beautiful pizza and still stay healthy.
To us, it's simple. If you want a healthy meal, you should be able to choose one. That's what we think. And so does the Government. That's why the Department of Health introduced the Responsibility Deal. It's a voluntary code of practice to help people live more healthily. We're a partner. This means we've promised to make our menu as healthy as we can, while keeping it as gorgeous as ever. What does this mean in practice? Two words. Real choice. All our food is made to order.
That means you're in control. Swap the dressing on your salad. Knock out the dough sticks. Cut out the pepperoni. Whatever you want, we'll make it happen. And you can go light. Just try one of our Leggera pizzas. Just as beautiful. But lighter, that's all. They're low in saturated fat. And they're only 500 calories.
If you want to count the calories, no problem. Simply click here, download our app, or just ask our people. All our restaurants have a calorie crib sheet.
In every restaurant, we're doing lots of small things to help the bigger picture of looking after the environment. Sensible things. Everyday things. Like switching stuff off when it's not being used. Only running dishwashers when they're properly full. Investing in modern fridges, because they're so much more efficient. Using our extractors and fans and air-con only when necessary. That kind of stuff.
We only use low-energy light bulbs. We're being smarter about our deliveries, so we're using fewer lorries. We've ditched the roller-towels in our loos. Now we have top-end Dyson hot air hand driers. The environment wins, because we cut down on our laundry.
And we win, because doing that laundry cost us money. Oh yes, and we've introduced smart meters. These mean we can see how much electricity each of our restaurants is using. If one of them seems completely out of whack, we can help them bring down their consumption. (And with it, their bills. Which our managers really like.)
Then there's recycling. Once upon a time, we used cardboard crates for our fresh fruit and veg deliveries. (And we use a lot of fresh produce.) Now they come in plastic crates. We can use these again. And again. And again. But this doesn't cover everything. We still end up with a lot of rubbish. Cardboard, glass, plastics. That sort of thing.
Thanks to Lean and Green, we're now recycling around half of all this. In a year's time, it'll be 70%. Because becoming greener is a process. We're not done yet. We know that. But we're always improving. So come back in a year and see how we're doing. And for now, talk to us. Have you noticed something we could improve? Let us know.
We've teamed up with some amazing organisations. All of them do work we care deeply about. Like saving Venice. Easy to see why. It's famously beautiful. But it's famously sinking, too. Peter Boizot launched a new way of giving. The Veneziana Pizza.It's become quite famous itself. Whenever we sell one, we give 25p to the 'Venice in Peril Fund'. We've been doing it for years. It's one of the UK's oldest charitable commitments and it's raised more than £2 million.
Then there's the Fairbridge Foundation. It was our chosen charity of 2011. Together, we helped disadvantaged teenagers and young people. They just need a little support to gain confidence, motivation, skills. Then they can get back up, ready for the world. Every time we sold an Etna pizza we gave 25p to Fairbridge. And locally, we did much more, with many restaurants doing their own thing. It raised more money. And it meant that their neighbours had a chance to get involved too.
Finally, schools. We've heard that kids today 'can't cook, won't cook'. Not if we can help it. We started our Primary Schools Programme. It turns our restaurants into classrooms. Children see what it's like to run a restaurant (maths, ticked). We show them how we make beautiful Italian pizza (nutrition, geography, both ticked). They love it (surprise, surprise). It's free, of course. And it helps 45,000 children every year.
Open to everyone
We think beautiful pizza is for everyone. We're working hard to make that happen. We don't want anyone to be left out, just because.
We supply menus in both Braille and large print. If you've had a bambino recently, congratulations! Please do make use of our baby changing facilities. Assistance dogs, such as Guide or Hearing dogs are welcomed in all our restaurants. Always.
Hearing loops are also available and we have made plenty of adjustments to ensure we can accommodate most needs. It is advisable to talk to the restaurant manager when you book to ensure we are able to meet any specific requirements at the restaurant you are visiting.
We're always improving but we know there is more we can do. This is where we need your help. Do you have a suggestion as to how we can improve our facilities to meet your needs? If you do, we'd love to hear from you.
Kids cooking competition
We’re running monthly cooking competitions encouraging children to cook at home. Find out more.
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