UNCG Athletics And Cottage Inn Pizza Announce Partnership
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG athletic department has announced a new partnership with Cottage Inn Pizza, the beloved pizza brand that is opening its first franchise in the state of North Carolina at 427 Tate Street on the edge of campus. The multi-year deal between UNCG and Cottage Inn Pizza includes the addition of Cottage Inn Pizza in concession stands at Spartan home events on campus.
Grand opening festivities will be kick off May 12 at 2 p.m., run through 6 p.m. and include a ribbon cutting, games and giveaways. Steve Alie, owner of the Greensboro Cottage Inn Pizza, is giving each customer a free medium one-topping pizza.
“Greensboro has been so welcoming,” said Alie, who's also an area developer with Cottage Inn Pizza, which includes responsibilities for growing the brand throughout the Carolinas. “This grand opening event is a sneak peek of what's to come in the way of community involvement and giveback that we have planned, especially for area schools.”
Spearheading the area's expansion, Alie plans to open up to five Cottage Inn Pizza locations in North Carolina within the next four years. Additionally, Alie plans to sell the rights to 15 more stores to qualified franchisees throughout all of the Carolinas over the next ten years.
The new Greensboro Cottage Inn Pizza will be open Sundays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Alie is in the process of hiring a staff of 15-20 people to handle day-to-day operations including a general manager and kitchen staff.
Family-owned and run for more than 65 years, Cottage Inn Pizza offers a variety of menu options for carryout and delivery service. The brand has long been known for its signature crust, made from a proprietary flour mix that creates an incomparable taste and quality among competitors. Cottage Inn also offers a diverse menu of Mediterranean favorites, as well as over 33 different styles of pizza, subs, salads and hot wings.
With 50 more locations across the United States, Cottage Inn Pizza locations quickly become convenient neighborhood staples in the markets they serve. Local owners have close community ties and often team up with community charities that are part of Cottage Inn's comprehensive local giveback program, further endearing the brand to its loyal customers.
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