UNO to donate $1 to Autism Speaks for every mini-dessert purchased BOSTON, MASS., December 7, 2015 – This holiday season, Uno Pizzeria & Grill is helping guests pay it forward with their Random Acts of Sweetness program. Throughout the month of December, Uno guests are able to purchase a mini-dessert for another guest and $1 of their purchase will be donated to Autism Speaks.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill guests can purchase a mini-dessert by filling out a holiday donation card and sending it to another diner in the restaurant, or they can opt to have a server or manager select a lucky recipient at random. The recipient can then choose from Uno’s Hot Chocolate Brownie Sundae, Granny Smith All American, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup or the Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Chunk Deep Dish Cookie Sundae and potentially pay it forward to another unsuspecting guest.
“The holidays are a time of giving and receiving and this is a fun way for our guests to get in the spirit and spread good will. What better way to help such an incredible organization as Autism Speaks than with a delicious dessert from UNO! We’ve been very eager to work with Autism Speaks and this is the perfect way to start our relationship.” commented Dee Hadley, Chief Marketing Officer for Uno on the program and partnership with Autism Speaks.
“This is a great opportunity to share the holiday spirit and to keep the giving going,” said Peter Morton, vice president of corporate development at Autism Speaks. “Each donation helps to provide programs and resources that will improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism throughout the new year.”
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 133 company-owned and franchised Uno Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 23 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Mexico, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Famous for inventing Deep Dish Pizza in 1943, UNO’s mission is to deliver big, bold flavors, rich, rewarding experiences and unbelievably delicious pizza and other craveable menu creations you won’t find anywhere else. The Company also operates Uno Dué Go, a fast casual concept, Uno Express, a quick service concept, and Uno Foods, a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.
About Autism Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum. About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals people with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed $560 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in nearly 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 70 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.