Fratelli Pizza believes that it takes more than just being locally owned to be a part of Flagstaff Community. This is why for the past 10 years the owners of Fratelli Pizza have sponsored one of Flagstaff's Premier Summer Family events Free Movies on the Square. This free family event takes place every Saturday evening at Heritage Square in Historic Downtown Flagstaff from Memorial Day Weekend through mid September.
Perhaps our most unique form of community involvement is a fundraising program we introduced in 2008 called 10% Tuesdays in which 10% of our TOTAL Sales on various Tuesdays is donated to a local school or educational program. Since beginning 10% Tuesdays over 8 years ago, Fratelli Pizza has donated over $200,000 to local schools and educational programs. This unique form of fundraising helps boost our sales while at the same time allowing us to give back to the Flagstaff Community who has given so much to us.
Fratelli Pizza is also actively involved with Flagstaff Biking Organization helping to feed many of the volunteers throughout the year during Trail Building Days with free pizza.
Fratelli Pizza with the help of Bikram Yoga and United Blood Services hosts 5 blood drives every year to help Northern Arizona's blood supply. Many of our employees take time from their day to donate and have supplied over 600 units to Northern Arizona.
Fratelli Pizza has also sponsored many other programs within the Flagstaff Community of which there are too many to mention.
Fratelli Pizza recognizes the impact we have on the environment. We are committed to reducing the amount of waste that goes out our doors. Over 3 years ago, we eliminated all styrofoam packaging, switching to a biodegradeable package for our hot wings. We have also switched all our plastic utensils to biodegradable corn based plastics. Our pizza boxes are 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Even our plastic T-Shirt bags, which look the same as the supermarket ones, are bio-degradeable. Although these materials cost more, we feel it was an important step in reducing our landfill waste.
We have also updated all of our light fixtures to more energy efficient fixtures and bulbs reducing the amount of electricity it takes to light our restaurant by 45%.
Fratelli Pizza is also committed to recycling all of our cans, glass, and cardboard.
As we continue to grow, we will continue to look for more ways in which we can reduce our energy usage and waste.