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Little Caesars to deliver 1M pizzas to hospitals, first responders nationwide

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 18:17:47-04

Little Caesars announced it will donate and deliver 1 million pizzas to hospital workers and first responders nationwide.

The pizza chain said over the coming weeks, the pizzas will be donated to hospitals, police departments, and fire departments around the nation starting Tuesday.

The 1 million pizzas could serve up to 4 million meals to front-line medical professionals and first responders at hospitals throughout the country. This donation is made possible by Little Caesars, its thousands of independent hard-working franchisees and their locally owned stores, and Ilitch Charities, a non-profit whose goal is to positively impact lives and empower communities.

Little Caesars recently announced contactless delivery and pickup through the Little Caesars app. Pizzas are baked in 475-degree ovens to ensure food safety and never touched after baking.

The chain has also reinforced cleanliness and sanitation procedures, increasing the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces including door handles, glass, countertops, Pizza Portal surfaces, phones, and cash registers.

Starting next Monday, April 13, when customers use the Little Caesars app or order on LittleCaesars.com, they will also have the opportunity to “Pie it Forward” by donating a pizza to their nearby hospitals, police, and fire departments at checkout. The customer-donated pizzas will be served locally by Little Caesars franchisees during the weeks that follow.

Kern County has 14 Little Caesars Pizza locations that will participate in the nationwide program. In addition, the current Free Delivery promotion will be continued through April 12.