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 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.
Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc. (PWL), a founding, local distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza, based in Paris, Kentucky, currently partners with 3,100 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. 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.
“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,” Bill Owen, CEO and President of Lexington Center, said.