Monday, September 27, 2010

Straw Hat Pizza to Open with First Tower 27 Yogurt in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek’s New Straw Hat Pizza with Tower 27 Yogurt will Celebrate its Grand Opening with FREE PIZZA October 7th & FREE YOGURT October 9th.

Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced plans to open its newest dual concept restaurant in Walnut Creek at 3116 Oak Road across from the AAA corporate office on October 6th, 2010. The new Straw Hat Pizza boasts the first-ever Tower 27 Yogurt brand which was co-created with the local franchise owner, Prem Dhoot at his new Walnut Creek location. With six flavors of yogurt, 27 different toppings, and endless combinations, the weigh-and-pay fresh yogurt made from real California milk will offer guests a unique opportunity to try some famous Straw Hat Pizza and a cup of Tower 27 Yogurt.

The grand opening will be a celebration for the whole community with free personal-sized pizza (one per customer) given away on Thursday, October 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9th the celebration will continue with Free Yogurt (one per customer) from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Walnut Creek Education Foundation.

“We hope the whole community comes out to taste why Straw Hat Pizza has been around for more than 50 years, and to try our new delicious yogurt,” said Prem Dhoot, owner Straw Hat Pizza Walnut Creek. “Our Walnut Creek location is the newest look and dual concept and we are thrilled to be involved in developing the new generation of Straw Hat,” he said.

The new Walnut Creek Straw Hat Pizza & Tower 27 Yogurt is 2100 square feet with three colorful wall murals depicting the 50 year old pizza brand’s history and its California heritage. Other standout features include three yogurt machines built into a cool blue-tiled wrap around wall to show off the new Tower 27 Yogurt area.

The new location will be managed by Nancy Harrison, a Straw Hat Pizza veteran, and will offer delivery and online ordering at The new restaurant can be reached by calling 925-939-2600 and is located at 3116 Oak Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Store hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959. With a layered, crispy crust, the freshest toppings, zesty sauce made from fresh tomatoes, and their own blend of six California naturally aged cheeses, it tastes just like those served along California’s sunny coastline. For more than 50 years Straw Hat has used only fresh local ingredients. It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.

Besides the new Walnut Creek location, the fifty one year old company is growing with new locations opening in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, and Texas. Growth plans to reach 150 locations within two years. For more information please visit: and please follow us on Facebook & Twitter @StrawHatPizza.

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