Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Known for its Genuine California Pizza, Straw Hat Pizza at The Plant will Celebrate its Grand Opening with FREE PIZZA DAY March 24th

Straw Hat Pizza, the original ‘California Pizza’ since 1959, announced it has opened its 82nd location and newest restaurant in San Jose, California in The Plant shopping center at 81 Curtner Avenue on Monday, March 14th, 2011. The grand opening celebration for the whole community FREE PIZZA DAY will be held Thursday, March 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with free personal-sized pizza (one per customer) given away and guests may enter to win Free Pizza for a year which will be given to one lucky winner.

“We hope the whole community comes out to enjoy our Free Pizza Day and taste why Straw Hat Pizza has been around for more than 50 years,” said Sanjay Agarwal, franchise owner Straw Hat Pizza San Jose. “Our location is the first in San Jose and boasts the newest look and of course the famous pizza,” he said.

The new Straw Hat Pizza is 3000 square feet with two colorful wall murals depicting the 50 year old pizza brand’s history and its California heritage. Other standout features include a beer and wine sit down bar area, a video game room, 2 HD TVs, a 42 item salad bar and a pizza lunch buffet.

The new location will be managed by local resident and franchisee, Paula Agarwal and will offer delivery and online ordering at The new restaurant can be reached by calling 408-295-1970 and is located at 81 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125. Store hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959. Using California vine-ripened tomatoes and local produce, hand-shredded cheeses and dough fresh rolled daily, their pizza is fresh and delicious. With a menu of Gourmet Masters Pizzas, Hot Hat™ Stuffed Sandwiches, and a forty-plus item garden fresh salad bar, guests have been enjoying the food as well as the family-friendly atmosphere for more than five decades. Today, fifty-plus years later, Straw Hat Pizza is still making waves and Genuine California Pizza with the freshest ingredients. It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.

Besides the new San Jose location, the fifty one year old company is growing with new locations opening in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, and Alameda and Chatsworth, California. 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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