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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J is adding pizzeria-quality, gourmet pizza to its PJ Fresh program and giving away free slices to celebrate National Pizza Month. Now through Oct. 31, customers can bring in an online coupon from the travel center chain's Facebook page to get their complimentary piece of the pie.
Designed to be "Unexpectedly Awesome," each PJ Fresh Pizza is made with 100-percent real mozzarella cheese and dough that is braided by hand on-site. Along with the usual variety of toppings, PJ Fresh also frequently offers limited-time recipes such as Cordon Bleu Chicken pizza made with Alfredo sauce, Swiss cheese, chicken and ham.
"There's a common misconception that pizza options available at convenience stores involve frozen, bland pies, but not all pizzas are created equal, and even fewer are 'Unexpectedly Awesome,'" stated Ken Parent, chief operating officer for Pilot Flying J. "Throughout this month, we invite drivers to stop by a Pilot or Flying J location and experience the pizzeria-quality of PJ Fresh Pizza for themselves free of charge with the online coupon."
To help introduce these pizza offerings, NASCAR stockcar racer Michael Annett and his Pilot Flying J race team turned the Pilot Travel Center in Lincoln, Ala., into a pit stop for customers on Thursday. The team helped pump gas for cars and diesel for trucks, and passed out free samples of PJ Fresh Pizza. Annett's No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet was also on-site and featured a special pizza car wrap in advance of the Fred's 250 at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.
NASCAR fans who come to the Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 23-24 can stop by the PJ Fresh Pizzeria outside the track from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to enjoy free "Unexpectedly Awesome" slices and other giveaways, such as road trip gift baskets.
PJ Fresh Pizza is currently available at more than 250 Pilot and Flying J travel centers across North America.