15 percent of the days sales plus customer donations at locations across the Round Table Pizza system will directly benefit The California Fire Foundation’s SAVE program
CONCORD, Calif. – Dec. 5, 2018 – The recent wildfires in California have hit many communities Round Table Pizza® serves hard and the brand is joining together for a one day effort aiming to raise $100,000 for victims across the state. “A Day for California” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 15 percent of the days sales and additional customer donations at participating locations and online will directly benefit The California Fire Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE). The SAVE program provides direct assistance from firefighters to those who’ve lost homes in fire or disaster through gift cards.
“Round Table Pizza is proud to call California home and our hearts are hurting for our customers, franchisees and team members in areas devastated by the fires in both the Northern and Southern regions of the state,” said Geoff Goodman, Executive Vice President of Round Table Pizza. “On December 11, we will be serving not only a great meal, but hope to those who truly need it most this holiday season. Please join us.”
“Thousands of our fellow Californians were devastated by the destructive and deadly wildfires,” said Brian K. Rice, chair of the California Fire Foundation. “Through the SAVE program, firefighters are offering a hand up to those who lost their homes. Round Table’s generosity will help to rebuild the lives of those who’ve lost so much, and we are grateful for their support.”
Dine-in, delivery and take-out orders are included in the “A Day for California” fundraiser. For more information, visit our website or follow Round Table Pizza’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Donations in support of the effort can be made online by visiting the donation page.
About Round Table Pizza – Visit Round Table Pizza
Round Table Pizza was founded by Bill Larson in 1959 in the San Francisco Bay Area to create a place where families could relax and share a superb pizza. More than fifty years later, Round Table Pizza remains true to its founder’s vision with 440 restaurants across the western United States and the world. Round Table’s signature tagline, “The Last Honest Pizza”, describes its commitment to quality and authenticity. For the latest news and fun and games from Round Table Pizza, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About The California Fire Foundation – Visit The California Fire Foundation
The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation’s mandate includes an array of survivor and victim assistance projects and community initiatives. Find the Foundation on CFF Facebook, CFF Twitter and CFF Instagram.
Chief Marketing Officer
Annica has more than 20 years of award-winning marketing experience and has been with GFG for 3 years. She joined the company from Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers where she was Vice President, Brand Development. In this role, Annica was responsible for the rebirth and growth in popularity of the 42-year-old eclectic brand through smart menu design and development, implementation of the Mellow Mushroom loyalty app and creation and rollout of its first online ordering system. Before her time with Mellow Mushroom, Annica was Vice President of Marketing for Mcalister’s Corporation and she spent the early part of her career at a prominent advertising agency in Mobile Alabama. She is graduate of Samford University in Birmingham where she earned her Bachelors in Marketing and MBA in Economics.
Chief Financial Officer
Patterson came to Global Franchise Group in April 2020 from FOCUS Brands where he served as Senior Vice President of Accounting. For the last eleven years, he was responsible for leading financials for Cinnabon, Carvel, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Auntie Anne’s and Jamba Juice. He directed the organization through the transfer and integration of all accounting back-office functions for Auntie Anne’s from Pennsylvania, McAlister’s Deli from Mississippi, and Jamba Juice from Texas to Atlanta and converted a brand-centric accounting structure into a shared services organization. Before his time with FOCUS, he was Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video (NASDAQ: MOVI & MVGR), Vice President and Corporate Controller for Republic National Cabinet Corporation, and Corporate Controller for Wolverine Tube, Inc. (NYSE: WLV). He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, holds a master’s in business administration from Auburn University, and is a graduate of the University of Texas, Tyler.