Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it has opened its newest restaurant in Billings, Montana at 1005 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Co-sponsored by Family Service, Inc., the Grand Opening celebration for the whole community will take place over three days: Friday, June 24th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday, June 25th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday, June 26th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Activities include a food and clothing drive, raffle prizes, pizza specials, balloon artists and one lucky attendee will win FREE pizza for a year.
“We hope the whole community comes by to taste why Straw Hat Pizza has been around for more than 50 years, and to try our famous pizza,” said Brent Reed, franchise owner of the Straw Hat Pizza in Billings. “Having lived in California and eaten Straw Hat Pizza, I am excited to bring the first Straw Hat Pizza to Billings which boasts the newest look, great specials and, of course, the famous fresh pizza,” he said.
Straw Hat Pizza Billings invited local nonprofit, Family Service, Inc., to host a food and clothing drive at the grand opening event, with all donated items to benefit needy families in Billings and Yellowstone County. During the three day event, gently used clothing and canned or boxed food can be donated to representatives on-hand Friday June 24th – Sunday June 26th, 2011.
The new Billings Straw Hat Pizza features a forty-plus item fresh salad bar, and family friendly conveniences including curbside-to-go and pickup. Along with the colorful wall murals depicting the brand’s history, the new 4600 square foot restaurant has plenty of big screen TVs to watch the game, a Wurlitzer jukebox, and autographed memorabilia from Hollywood’s golden age.
The new Straw Hat Pizza is located at located at 1005 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Billings, MT 59102 across from the Carmike Cinemas, and can be reached by calling 406-652-9800. The location is managed by local resident Lonnie Messner and offers catering for large events, groups and fundraisers, dine-in, and curbside-to-go. Restaurant hours are 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.