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Sep 7, 2016

ANNOUNCING HUNT BROTHERS® PIZZA AS THE OFFICIAL PIZZA OF RUPP ARENA STARTING FALL 2016!

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept.7, 2016) – Hunt Brothers® Pizza will be the official pizza of Rupp Arena and will be served at concession stands starting this Fall, it was announced today by Lexington Center and Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc.
 
Under the current three-year contract agreement, Hunt Brothers® Pizza will offer two delicious cheese and pepperoni pizzas, as a Hunk A Pizza® (1/4 of a large pizza), sold from six concession locations both on the main and upper concourses in Rupp Arena beginning in the 2016-17 event season.

“As a locally-owned, Kentucky bred company, we are honored to have this exciting opportunity to bring our loyal Hunt Brothers® Pizza fans their favorite pizza while attending games and events at Rupp Arena,” said Erin Hunt Ferguson, Co-CEO of Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc., a founding distributor of Hunt Brothers® Pizza. “Our mission at PWL is to bring a quality, nationally recognized pizza brand to local communities. Our partnership with Rupp Arena helps us continue that mission as we can extend our hospitality and serve an even greater number, regardless of whether they are local to our community or visiting.  And of course, we are proud to now be a part of the basketball tradition at Rupp Arena in the home state of PWL!” she continued.

Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc. (PWL), a founding, local distributor of Hunt Brothers® Pizza, based in Paris, Kentucky, currently partners with 3,100 valued customers in 16 states to serve Hunt Brothers® Pizza.

Hunt Brothers Pizza has more than 7,300 locations in 29 states, serviced through distributors including Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc.  Hunt Brothers Pizza is the number one pizza brand in convenience stores nationwide. 

Founded in 1976 by Jim Hunt, one of the four Hunt brothers, PWL is proud to celebrate 40 years of business. Today, PWL has 160 team members company-wide, of which 50 are local, all of whom are considered members of the family.  Jim Hunt established PWL and inspired his family and team members to give back to their community.  PWL looks forward to exploring community-driven initiatives in partnership with Rupp Arena as a means of outreach and fundraising assistance for local organizations.

According to Bill Owen, CEO and President of Lexington Center, “We are very excited to bring a high quality product to our patrons and we are proud to be in business with a community-minded company.”

To better connect Kentucky residents with the local convenience store partners serving Hunt Brothers Pizza, PWL will actively showcase the various locations in Kentucky within the arena.

For more information or for a calendar of upcoming events taking place at Rupp Arena and all Lexington Center venues, visit us online at www.lexingtoncenter.com or call (859) 233-4567. For more information about Hunt Brothers® Pizza and to find locations near you, visit www.huntbrotherspizza.com and the Hunt Brothers® Pizza Facebook page, or call the Customer Service Team at (800) 533-7132.