Caliente Pizza & Draft House Named Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon

Caliente Pizza & Draft House Named Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh, PA (February 28, 2023) – Pizza and sports fans in Pittsburgh have a new reason to celebrate as Caliente Pizza & Draft House has been named the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon. The announcement comes after an exciting 2022 that included the successful launches of Caliente locations in Acrisure Stadium and PPG Paints Arena, along with being named “The Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Penguins.”

Caliente is taking their partnership with The Pittsburgh Marathon to the next level by introducing a brand-new pizza inspired by the race. Starting May 1, 2023, the race-inspired pizza will be available at all seven Caliente locations throughout the month of May and leading up to the marathon on May 7.

In addition, runners can enjoy a special discount by showing their bib when they order. The pizza will feature Caliente’s signature crust and be made with only the freshest ingredients to ensure runners can indulge in a delicious meal that will help fuel them for the race ahead.

“We’re excited to offer this race-inspired pizza to runners and the community throughout the month of May,” said Nick Bogacz, owner and founder of Caliente. “Our commitment to quality and excellence will be reflected in every bite, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

Bogacz expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating that the marathon provides an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their love of pizza to the Pittsburgh community and support athletes during their grueling race.

“Caliente Pizza & Draft House is thrilled to be named the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Nick Bogacz. “As a Pittsburgh-based company, we are honored to partner with one of the city’s most iconic events and provide our delicious pizza to the runners and their families and friends.”

The Pittsburgh Marathon is equally excited about the partnership and the prospect of runners enjoying some of the city’s best pizza at the finish line. “We are thrilled to welcome Caliente Pizza & Draft House as the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Jim Popovich, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “We believe that their passion for quality and commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with the values of our race, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

This announcement marks another milestone for Caliente, who have been named the Official Pizza of The Pittsburgh Penguins, a partnership that started in 2022.

The promotion is just one of the many ways Caliente is showing their support for The Pittsburgh Marathon and the running community in Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Caliente Pizza & Draft House in 2023 and beyond.

For more information about Caliente Pizza & Draft House and The Pittsburgh Marathon, visit their websites at www.worldsbestpizza.com and https://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/pages/RFAR-pittsburgh-marathon.

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Related: Get all the latest news on vegan pizza products at PMQ’s sister site, PizzaVegan.com.

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Plant-based sales are positively blooming, and by now, they’re less an of-the-moment trend and more a long-term shift in Americans’ eating habits. If you’re thinking of adding some plant-based proteins to the menu, take notes from these three brands that have incorporated them in thoughtful ways—and reaped hordes of new customers in the process.

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Caliente Pizza & Draft House Opens Shop in Acrisure Stadium

PITTSBURGH (August 9, 2022) — Caliente Pizza & Draft House, after a decade growing its award-winning brand throughout the Pittsburgh region, is opening yet another location — and this one has seating for more than 68,000.

The eatery will be serving pizza from three locations at newly named Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore, beginning with the upcoming football season. Event attendees will find Caliente in the south plaza located below the stadium’s main video board, as well as on the east and west club levels.

“Every year, millions of people not only from Pittsburgh but around the world make it to the the stadium for games, concerts and major events, so there’s no better place for us to highlight our amazing pizza,” Caliente owner and founder Nick Bogacz said.

Caliente will be offering slices of cheese, pepperoni, and pepperoni and sausage pizzas to patrons, with a variety of beverages also available at the concession stands.

Moving into Acrisure Stadium marks yet another significant expansion for Caliente, which opened new locations in Sewickley and Crafton over the past year, bringing its total to seven restaurants.

“People may not have believed it was possible then, but when I started Caliente 10 years ago with one shop in Bloomfield, this was always one of my goals,” Bogacz said. “Seeing it come to pass, it’s truly a tribute to the dedicated employees we have and the community support we’ve enjoyed over the years.”

Caliente’s yearlong celebration of its 10th anniversary also has included special menu items and in-store events, including this summer’s customer pizza-making contest featuring special guest judge and former Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier. Caliente is also in the process of opening a central commissary for operations and food prep and is preparing for another major announcement in the weeks to come.

Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente’s Mee-Maw pizza earned the title of Best Pizza in America.