Jack’s® Pizza is Fired up for Summer Grilling Season

   
To Press Releases listNorthbrook, IL,May 22, 2013

Summer is the season for outdoor family fun and a time to enjoy the mouthwatering aromas and flavors of dinner cooked on the grill. As families head outdoors and gather in the backyard for a game of tag or to play in the sprinkler, there’s no better way to enjoy warm summer evenings than to bring an indoor favorite like Jack’s® pizza to the grill. That’s why JACK’S pizza is excited to introduce its new “JACK’S Summer Grilling” program. In an effort to allow families to still enjoy their favorite pizza while they get outside during the summer months, the new “JACK’S Summer Grilling” program includes new cooking directions for the gas grill that ensure crispy, hot, delicious results every time, and an exciting sweepstakes to reward pizza lovers throughout the summer.

“JACK’S pizza has been an affordable, year-round family favorite for more than 50 years and now, we’re giving our fans a new way to enjoy our pizzas outside during the summer months,” said Michelle Suhrie, Director of Marketing for JACK’S Pizza. “We’re excited to add to the fun of the outdoor meal occasion for families this grilling season with the great taste of JACK’S pizza hot off the grill.”

“JACK’S SUMMER GRILLING” 101:

Firing up your summer fun and enjoying a JACK’S Original Pepperoni pizza on the grill is as easy as 1.) heating your gas grill to 400°F with the lid closed, 2.) placing the pizza directly on the center of the grate, and 3.) cooking for a total of 12 to 15 minutes – rotating half a turn approximately seven minutes into the cook time. You’ll know your JACK’S pizza is ready to enjoy when the cheese is melted and bubbling in the center, the crust is golden brown and the pizza has reached 160°F (checking internal temperature with cooking thermometer).

Specific grilling instructions – including preparation and handling tips – vary based on JACK’S Original variety. Please visit www.JacksGrilling.com for detailed instructions.

JACK’S SUMMER GRILLING SWEEPSTAKES

In addition to enjoying delicious JACK’S pizza on the grill, consumers can also enter the “JACK’S Summer Grilling” Sweepstakes* for a chance to turn their backyard into a fun summer hangout spot.

From May 20 through July 29, fans are invited to visit the “JACK’S Summer Grilling” sweepstakes tab on the JACK’S Frozen Pizza Facebook page to enter for a chance to win a backyard makeover Grand Prize – complete with a set of patio furniture, indoor/outdoor speakers, a JACK’S Pizza Grilling Kit, and a $1,000 gift card that may be used toward the purchase of a new grill. JACK’S pizza fans also have the chance to win weekly JACK’S Pizza Grilling Kits that will be awarded every Friday during the sweepstakes period. For more information about how to enjoy JACK’S pizza on the grill and for your chance to win, visit www.JacksGrilling.com.

ABOUT JACK’S PIZZA

In 1960, a man named Jack in the small town of Little Chute, WI, had a vision to create the perfect pizza. Jack started his pizza kitchen in the family garage and delivered the pizzas using the family car, a 1949 Plymouth. What started in the family garage went on to become a Midwest legend. Today, JACK’S pizza strives to continue the tradition that started more than 50 years ago, providing pizza lovers everywhere with the same great quality and taste they've come to love and enjoy, indoors or out.

JACK’S pizza is available nationwide at your local grocery, drug and convenience stores – visit www.nestleusa.com/product-locator to find a store with your favorite JACK’S pizza in stock.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 and over. Visit www.facebook.com/jacksfrozenpizza TO ENTER AND FOR FULL OFFICIAL RULES. Sweepstakes ends 11:59:59 pm ET on 7/29/13. PRIZES/ARVS: (1) Grand: Backyard Makeover awarded as a set of patio furniture, and indoor/outdoor speakers, and a $1,000 gift card winner may use to purchase a grill/$2,454. (10) First (1/week): grilling kit/$117. Odds of winning a First Prize depend on the number of entries received each week. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited.

ABOUT NESTLÉ USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for sixteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2012 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2012 sales of $98 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA

Media Contacts

Brandon Briggs
Weber Shandwick
(312) 988-2453
BBriggs@webershandwick.com

Deborah Cross
Nestlé Pizza
(847) 400-1236
Deborah.Cross@us.nestle.com