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Greco Pizza Makes New Year’s Resolution and Ditches Plastic Straws!
Truro NS – Today, in an effort to support more environmental sustainability initiatives and to reduce our environmental footprint, Grinner’s Food Systems Limited announced they will be phasing out the use of single–use plastic straws in their establishments in 2019.

Greco Pizza will eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws in an effort to be more environmentally conscious. Plastic straws will be phased out in 2019 and replaced with compostable paper straws.

“It is essential that we not only support this growing environmental concern, but that we remain diligent in the fight to protect our environment and contribute positively to the communities we all live and work in,” says Don Moore, President of Grinner’s Food Systems Limited. “We realize that switching to paper straws is just one small step to help reduce our environmental footprint, but it’s a positive step in the right direction.”

“We are continuously focused on waste reduction initiatives and as such we have already started to implement changes within our supply chain that contribute positively to our sustainability goals. In 2019, we will continue to evaluate and monitor the use of plastic bags and packaging in all of the Greco Pizza Restaurants and explore more eco-friendly alternatives that will be introduced in Greco Pizza Restaurants by the end of 2019.”

“It is our hope that our move to eliminate plastic straws will inspire others to follow suit in this global initiative and help eliminate plastics from our landfills and oceans. We need to work together to protect our ecosystem and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.”
Greco Pizza donates over 3700 pizzas to the Atlantic Provincial Food Banks.

Truro NS – Today, Grinner’s Food Systems Limited announced the results from Greco Pizzas “Share and Care” promotion in partnership with the Provincial Food Banks in Atlantic Canada; Feed Nova Scotia, PEI Food Banks, New Brunswick Association of Food Banks and Community Food Sharing Association in NL.

Thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity from Greco Pizza customers and Greco franchise locations, over 3700 pizzas ($50,000 value) have been donated to the Provincial Food Banks in Atlantic Canada!

Greco Pizza is thrilled to partner with the Provincial Food Banks in Atlantic Canada with their “Share and Care” campaign which ran in January and June of this year. “Making pizza is what we do best, so it just made sense to donate Greco pizzas to the Food Banks. This was the first time Greco launched a program of this magnitude with the Food Banks and both Grinner’s and its Franchisees are very pleased with the results,” says Don Moore, President of Grinner’s Food Systems Limited, Franchisor of Greco Pizza. “Our Franchisees are very active in the communities they both live and work in and stand behind their commitment to support their neighbors in time of need. It is through the generosity and support of Greco customers and Franchisees that made this campaign such a huge success.”

Food Banks in Atlantic Canada are dedicated to helping thousands of people who turn to the food banks for help each year. The Food Banks not only need support during the holidays but also in the summer months when food insecurities don’t take a summer break. “We are incredibly grateful for all the support Greco Pizza Franchisees have shown us in 2018, 3700 pizzas will feed a lot of families in Atlantic Canada. We look forward to partnering on future promotions with an established Atlantic Canadian business like Greco Pizza” says Greg Doucet, Provincial Food Director, New Brunswick Association of Food Banks (NBAFB).

About Greco Pizza

The first Greco restaurant was opened in 1977 and today continues to grow with over 103 locations throughout the Atlantic Provinces. Greco Pizza is famous for their Donairs, and the meat in a Greco Donair is still seasoned with the same old world flavors used in their first location over 40 years ago. Also renowned for their Pan Pizza and Garlic Fingers, Greco is home of the FREE Flavoured Crust. There are popular flavours such as Garlic Parmesan and Butter Cheese that are added to every pizza at no charge to the customers.

About Grinners Food Systems Limited

Grinner’s Food Systems Limited, based out of Truro, Nova Scotia, is one of the largest franchising systems in Atlantic Canada. They have over 150 of their restaurant brands operating in the Atlantic Provinces. Grinner’s, a division of Trucorp Investments Incorporated, is one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

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