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National Pizza Day

What’s better than eating delicious sourdough pizza? Sharing it! This National Pizza Day, we wanted to do something a bit different. It’s about celebrating all things pizza, so what better way to do this than dishing out the pizza love far and wide?

Essential information

  • Date and time

    Thursday 9th February 2023

  • Location

    Across all Franco Manca restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales

Sharing the pizza love this National Pizza Day

For every pizza you bought on Thursday 9th February, our restaurants will donate a pizza to a local charitable cause. Thanks to you all, we’ll be donating a whopping 13,344 pizzas! This means that tens of thousands of people up and down the UK, who may not normally be able to, will benefit from the joy of our sourdough pizza.

The inspiration for this idea came from our Neapolitan roots. In Naples, there is a long-standing tradition called caffè sospeso, where a customer pays for two coffees but only receives one. The other paid-for coffee is later given to another customer who isn’t able to pay themselves. It’s a custom that beautifully reflects Neapolitan values of kindness and support for the community, which are also key pillars of our identity here at Franco Manca.

In challenging times like these, it’s more important than ever that we all do our bit to help those in need. Thank you to everyone who got involved!


  • We will donate to charitable causes the equivalent number of pizzas sold on Thursday 9th February 2023, across all Franco Manca restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Every pizza sold through dine-in, takeaway, Order & Collect, and Deliveroo and Uber Eats on this day counts towards the total. This includes main menu pizzas, specials, kids pizzas and those sold as part of a set menu or bundle.
  • We will announce the total number of pizzas sold, and therefore the number of pizzas to be donated, after the 9th February 2023
  • Each Franco Manca restaurant will endeavour to make its donation to a chosen local good cause (or causes) by 30th April 2023

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