Free Live Basil Pizza for Jessie’s Homes for Families

Free Live Basil Pizza for Jessie’s Homes for Families across the Mile High City on May 8th, 2014

PizzaLive Basil Pizza, a new authentic Neapolitan fast casual pizza concept, announced today that it will be hosting a citywide FREE Fresh Pizza Day at all five locations by giving away one pizza per customer on Thursday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The FREE Fresh Pizza Day is a bold move by Denver-based Live Basil Pizza chain – to get people to try the latest dining trend in pizza – fast, fresh Neapolitan-style pies, made to order and served in six minutes or less. Guests can select one of thirteen signature pizza recipes or opt to build their own pizza creation. For a location nearest you, please visit

Win a year of free pizza!

Fresh pizza-lovers in Colorado are also invited to join in the fun socially with @LiveBasilPizza on Instagram for a chance to win FREE Live Basil Pizza for a year. In conjunction with its FREE Fresh Pizza Day, guests who stop by Live Basil on May 8 are encouraged to take a creative photo of their free pizza and upload to Instagram with the hashtags #LiveBasilPizza and #FreshestEver. One lucky winner will be selected to win FREE Live Basil Pizza for a year, with the winner announced on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on May 9. “We want to change the way Americans think about pizza, so we have adapted parts of the traditional Neapolitan pizza experience so guests can get that fresh, made-to-order pizza in 6 minutes or less,” said Chef Andrew Selvaggio, Chief Culinary Officer at Live Basil Pizza. “It’s the way Americans want to eat today. They want to be able to pick and choose from a variety of fresh, natural toppings and see it all made right before their eyes.” In lieu of paying for their free pizza on May 8, Live Basil is encouraging guests to consider donating to local non-profit organization Jessie’s Homes for Families during its FREE Fresh Pizza Day. All five Denver Live Basil Pizza locations will be collecting donations in-store on May 8, in addition to matching total donations made to the organization at its restaurants that day. For more information or to donate online, please visit “Our FREE Fresh Pizza Day is our way of treating our guests to a new and better way to enjoy traditional Neapolitan pizza, while giving back to our local Denver community through Jessie’s Homes for Families,” commented Jason Dowd, Executive Chef at Live Basil Pizza. “We look forward to seeing our regular customers and new faces as we introduce them to our pizzas made from authentic, natural and organic ingredients, challenging them to enjoy a better way to enjoy fresh pizza.” In keeping with the Neapolitan tradition, a combination of authentic, natural, imported and organic ingredients are used on Live Basil’s pizza pies. Imported organic San Marzano tomatoes make up the restaurant’s signature red sauce. Fresh, shredded mozzarella, aged provolone, goat or ricotta cheese and a variety of all-natural meats serve as choices for toppings. And in a nod to its namesake, basil plants are grown inside the restaurant so that the leaves can be picked and placed on top of each pizza that calls for it right before serving. Guests can watch as their pie is carefully tailored to their liking and cooked in a state of the art, 650 degree open flame hearth oven and ready in only 150 seconds, allowing for a five minute turnaround time between when the guest creates their pizza to the time it is delivered to their table. Each market also has a locally-inspired pizza that can only be found at restaurants in that region. At Colorado locations, Live Basil Pizza features the Rocky Mountain with traditional crust, red sauce, fresh mozzarella, green chilies, bacon and onions.

About Live Basil PizzaLive Basil Pizza

Live Basil Pizza is the place for fast, fresh, great tasting hearth-baked pizza with an engaging made in front of you guest experience for take-out, lunch and dinner. Each pizza is hand crafted, made with only the finest ingredients including organic San Marzano tomatoes and all natural meats and cheeses. For more information and locations, please visit, or check us out on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Jessie’s Homes for Families

Jessie’s Homes for Families is a non-profit organization that works to take homeless families off the street and provide them with shelter, nutrition and resources as well as give children an equal chance to learn, live and progress. For more information, please visit

About Chef Andrew Selvaggio

Chef Andrew Selvaggio is Chief Culinary Officer behind Live Basil Pizza’s light as air, crisp crust and signature organic San Marzano sauce. With family roots in the Campania Region of Italy, on top of over 30 years of restaurant experience, Andrew brings a vast wealth of culinary knowledge and inspiration each day.  Chef Andrew has developed a self-described obsession with perfecting Neapolitan style pizza and believes that he has perfected the pizza at Live Basil.

About Chef Jason Dowd

Executive Chef Jason Dowd is a seasoned research and development chef with the unique combination of fine dining culinary experience and fast casual operations background. As the Corporate Executive Chef for Consumer Concept Group (CCG) he oversees the culinary vision for Tom’s Urban and Live Basil Pizza. Jason has a keen interest in discovering great flavors and ingredients at local farms and farmers markets across the country.

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