Free lunch on Veterans Day

Pizza Factory offers a free lunch to veterans Nov. 11

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but this Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), Pizza Factory in Oakhurst and North Fork is changing that.

“We appreciate everything our veterans have done for our country and want to honor their service,” said Mary Jane Riva, chief executive officer of Pizza Factory, which has stores throughout California, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and Arizona. “They’ve done so much to help protect our freedom and keep us safe. Now it’s our turn to give them something in return.”

Veterans who either show up in military uniforms, bring military identification, or present DD Form 214s (also known as Certificates Of Release or Discharge From Active Duty), will receive a free lunch special or a free lunch buffet.

While the announcement of the free lunches marks the first time Pizza Factory has made the unique offer to veterans, the move is just part of its commitment to, as CEO Riva tells it, “keep giving back to the community.”

Despite growing to 110 stores in five states, Pizza Factory, based in Oakhurst, has stayed true to its roots since its founding in 1985. Every restaurant is designed to be its community’s hometown pizzeria. Its handmade pizzas are made with 100% real mozzarella cheese and the company’s sauce. It is the hand-tossed dough, signature sauce, and fresh toppings that make the pizzas so delicious.