DEBONAIRS PIZZA FEEDS THROUGH DOUGHNATION
There’s more to Debonairs Pizza than what’s in their pizza boxes. What if we told you, that just by ordering a Debonairs Pizza, you would be feeding people in need? At no additional cost to you! Just by making a simple choice, just by making a “Doughnation”.
So how does it work? When we cut a pizza into shape there are small amounts of dough off-cuts. Through the Doughnation initiative, all the off-cuts of dough that remain after making our delicious pizza bases are collected and baked into flat loaf breads. These are then handed over to a local charity or organisation in the community that each restaurant operates in to truly make a difference in their everyday lives.
We have encouraged each of our restaurants to identify a needy beneficiary in their community to partner with and then provide loaves of bread to them on a weekly basis. To date, more than 60% of Debonairs Pizza restaurants are participating in this initiative and are regularly supplying people in need with food.
“Instead of throwing away all the off-cut dough, we can now feed a hungry child” says Debonairs Pizza franchisee, Damman Kruger. His Centurion restaurant has partnered with the Community Empowerment Outreach Center in nearby Mooiplaas, providing the children at the centre with bread on a regular basis.
“It makes a difference to the lives of the children because they are being fed. They don’t have to go along through-out the day on empty stomachs” Says Florence Shiburi, a volunteer at the Community Empowerment Organisation.
For a Debonairs Pizza customer it’s easy. Every time they buy a delicious pizza from Debonairs they are not only feeding themselves, they are helping to feed people who really need it.
“Doughnation is making an impact on the lives of the less fortunate, helping to satisfy the hunger and brighten the worlds of those in need. Our customers are at the heart of Doughnation, because without their support, this would not be possible. All we ask is that they keep tucking in to our delicious Debonairs Pizza to play their part in this Doughnation initiative,” says Derrian Nadauld, Managing Executive for Debonairs Pizza.
And remember, a little extra dough goes a long way!