TORONTO, June 8 – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Pizza Pizza, Canada‘s leading pizza chain with over 700 traditional and non-traditional restaurants from coast-to-coast, today announced the food company as a race sponsor and the exclusive pizza supplier for both Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks.
A Canadian leader and innovator since 1967, Pizza Pizza continues to deliver a flavourful, and high-quality diverse menu to pizza-lovers of all ages and tastes. As a restaurant, employer, business partner and caring company, Pizza Pizza, is recognized as a leader in the quick service segment, and is the top pizza chain in the country.
“Woodbine Entertainment Group is extremely pleased to welcome Pizza Pizza as a race sponsor and supplier,” said Jorge Soares, WEG’s Sr. Director, Hospitality & Off-Track Operations. “They are a trusted and respected Canadian brand, whose presence will be well-received by our fans. Their outdoor quick service concept will offer ‘Hot and Fresh’ pizza slices to our guests on major race days, all of which supports WEG’s initiatives to provide first-class experiences to our fans and horseplayers.”
The partnership, which leverages WEG’s premium horse racing and Pizza Pizza’s popular menu, also includes a race sponsorship at the Queen’s Plate (Sunday, July 5, at Woodbine), Canada’s premier horse race. Pizza Pizza will also have a presence at other major events at Woodbine and Mohawk.
“In the last year alone, Pizza Pizza has fulfilled more than 28 million orders and participated in events attended by more than 15 million people,” said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer, Pizza Pizza. “The entertainment options, coupled with the thousands of people who visit Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks each year will help us bring our great-tasting pizza to an even larger audience. We are also equally thrilled to partner with another caring company in Woodbine Entertainment Group.”
WEG continues to build a strong roster of exceptional sponsors that includes brands like Ricoh, Budweiser, Pepsi, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Profile Wine Group and Colio Estates.
About Pizza Pizza Limited (www.pizzapizza.ca)
With more than 730 locations across Canada, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada’s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, that deliver quality food, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the “best food, made especially for you,” with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement.
About Woodbine Entertainment Group (www.woodbine.com)
WEG is the largest horse racing operator in Canada offering world-class horse racing at both Woodbine (Toronto) and Mohawk (Milton) racetracks. WEG, part of the Standardbred Alliance, and single operator of Teletheatres and Account Wagering in Ontario, operates off-track wagering at its Champions teletheatres throughout the province. Remote wagering is also available to customers through HorsePlayer Interactive, the company’s telephone, internet and mobile account wagering service. WEG operates HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts its racing product into homes across Canada.