Tip of the Day
Spicy, Not Pricey, Valentine Dinner
Just because money’s tight doesn’t mean you can’t treat your sweetie–and help others at the same time
Maybe you’ve found your soul mate, maybe you’re still looking and maybe you’re happily single. Wherever you are on the romance scale this Valentine’s Day, you can share the love at Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, where $1 from the sale of each of their specially heart-shaped pizzas goes to benefit Boston’s charity partner, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.
Boston’s is selling the Heart Pizzas for dine-in or takeout–from February 12 through Valentine’s Day–at all 55 U.S. locations. The heart-shaped pies range from an individual pizza-for-one to medium-sized pizza Valentine with the works, just right for sharing with your sweetie.
Depending on toppings and markets, the pizzas range in price from under $10 to about $20 – or about one-sixth of what consumers spent on Valentine’s Day last year. So you can have put spice in your Valentine’s celebration without breaking the bank.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar mirrors its sister company, Boston Pizza, the No. 1 casual dining brand in Canada. Introduced in the U.S .in 1998, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar is franchised by Boston Pizza Restaurants; L.P. Boston’s offers a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar customized with local team memorabilia. The result is a fun, high-energy setting for families and sports enthusiasts alike. While Boston’s specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, menu features more than 100 items including salads and sandwiches, along with sports bar favorites, such as burgers, wings and ribs. With annual system wide sales exceeding $600 million, Boston Pizza and Boston’s have more than 300 outlets throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Boston’s grows primarily through franchises and is scheduled to open 10 new restaurants in 2009. For more information and a list of locations, visit www.bostonsgourmet.com.
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $156 million in FY2008. In FY2008 the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants and fellowships in 22 countries. For more information, visit www.jdrf.org.