A Crummy Weather Voucher good for 20% off dinner today through Thursday is expected to heat up business for SPIN!® Neapolitan Pizza’s five Greater Kansas City locations, despite the sizzling temperatures outside.
“We see people dragging into our restaurants in this heat and we think that they need a little pick-me-up,” says SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Gail Lozoff. “We think that this extreme heat qualifies as crummy weather every bit as much as a blizzard in the winter. We’re hoping that the discount will raise spirits and make people happy.”
This is the first time that SPIN! has offered Crummy Weather Vouchers during a heat wave. During record-setting blizzards two years ago, SPIN! disseminated Crummy Weather Vouchers to customers, who braved snowstorms to patronize the award-winning restaurant. With temperatures expected to be well over 100 degrees this week, Lozoff said that it seemed like a great idea to reward customers for venturing out in the hot weather.
The Crummy Weather Vouchers have been posted on SPIN!’s Facebook page, tweeted, and emailed to more than 32,000 patrons who have signed up to be members of the restaurant’s SPIN! Club rewards program. The vouchers offer a 20 percent discount on food from 5 p.m. to closing. Recipients are encouraged to pass the coupons on to their family, friends, and co-workers.
Lozoff said that SPIN! also is cancelling its Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening bike rides because weather forecasts predict extremely high temperatures. Lozoff said she hopes the Crummy Weather Vouchers will cheer up the hundreds of cyclists who take part weekly in SPIN! Pizza Bike Rides and enjoy a 10 percent discount on food after the rides. The free, organized rides — open to all ages and skill levels — are sponsored by SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, which hires experienced bicyclists to lead them. Last summer, some 6,586 SPIN! Bike Rides were taken.
In addition to cancelling its bike rides, SPIN! also cancels its Folk on the Patio series when the weather is too hot. Folk on the Patio features a rotating roster of local musicians who play all original songs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays during the summer on the patios at all five locations.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, MO, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, KS, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, KS and at 9474 Renner Rd. in Lenexa, Ks. A sixth location is scheduled to open in Prairie Village, Ks. In addition, SPIN! has completed an agreement to develop 35 SPIN! restaurants in Southern California.
Since opening its first location in 2005, SPIN! has been awarded “best pizza” by many of Greater Kansas City’s publications. SPIN! recently was named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by top foodie website TheDailyMeal.com. Its Margherita Pizza was crowned one of the nation’s best dishes of the year by a national restaurant magazine, and its architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.
SPIN!’s menu is created in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. In addition to a variety of hand-spun traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free stone fired pizzas, SPIN! serves an array of appetizers, soups, salads, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches, and gelato ice creams. All of SPIN!’s soups, salad dressings, pizza toppings and ingredients are prepared daily from fresh produce and meats.
SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using several types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and pancetta (Italian bacon) – are roasted each morning in a stone hearth oven. A variety of cheeses are hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).
SPIN! serves a variety of affordable premium wines priced well below traditional restaurant prices.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations. For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.