They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.  But this Nov. 11, on Veterans Day, Pizza Factory, a 110-store chain of pizza restaurants, is changing all that.

“We appreciate everything our veterans have done for our country and want to honor their service,” says Mary Jane Riva, chief executive officer of Pizza Factory (, which has stores throughout California, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and Arizona.

“They’ve done so much to help protect our freedom and keep us safe,” adds Riva.  “Now, it’s our turn to give them something in return.”

At Pizza Factory, its slogan, “We Toss ‘Em, They’re Awesome!,” really is true.

But it’s not just the pizzas that are awesome.

So are Pizza Factory’s hardworking staff, who are known for their family friendly dining facilities, high-quality products, and their dedication to their customers and the communities they serves.

That dedication is why on this coming Veterans Day, veterans who either show up in military uniforms, bring military identification, or present DD Form 214s (also known as Certificates Of Release or Discharge From Active Duty), will be able to get something awesome at participating Pizza Factory restaurants:  a free lunch special or a free scrumptious, lunch buffet.

While the announcement of the free lunches marks the first time Pizza Factory has made the unique offer to veterans, the move is just part of its commitment to, as CEO Riva tells it, “keep giving back to the community.” Earlier this year, the company announced it was in the process of rebranding its stores and menus with a “new look,” while expanding to new locations.