RICHMOND, BC, May 23 /CNW/ - Boston Pizza is pleased to announce it has
completely eliminated all industrially-added trans fats from its entire menu
to coincide with its annual new menu launch. On May 28th nation-wide, Boston
Pizza will launch 14 new items and its menu will feature the Health Check(TM)
symbol for the first time.
Boston Pizza is the second national restaurant chain in Canada to join
the Health Check(TM) program. Its new menu will feature the following six
items with the Health Check(TM) symbol, which indicates that each item has met
specific nutrient criteria based on Canada's Food Guide: Lemon baked salmon
fillet, Parmesan lime shrimp skewers, California pizza, Garden greens, Pollo
pomodoro spaghetti and Thai chicken wrap.
"As part of our commitment to providing guests with healthy, delicious
menu options, we took a leadership approach with our suppliers and worked with
them to completely eliminate all industrially-added trans fats from their
ingredients," says Mark Pacinda, president of Boston Pizza International Inc.
"We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients to ensure maximum
flavour in all of our recipes."
The secrets to Boston Pizza's great tasting pizza are first, its
signature pizza sauce, which uses only the freshest tomatoes, herbs and
spices. The original sauce recipe, created in 1964, is still used today in all
Boston Pizza restaurants. The second secret is Boston Pizza's pizza dough,
which is hand-pressed daily, never frozen. Every pizza shell is cooled in the
refrigerator for a minimum of eight hours to produce more flavourful dough.
The new menu items launching May 28th include: parmesan lime shrimp
skewers, sun-dried tomato bruschetta, baked ravioli bites, Boston's poutine,
southwest quesadilla, Boston's signature clam chowder, sirloin steak with
prawns and scallops, tandoori pizza, szechuan pizza, baked seven cheese
ravioli, Sicilian penne, mama meata penne, pollo pomodoro spaghetti and Thai
Boston Pizza has also revamped its Kids Menu to offer fresh, healthy and
trans-fat free options for kids. Kids can choose from nine meals, five side
dishes, four drinks and two desserts. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! New
healthier meal options include baked salmon, ham and cheese wrap and a grilled
chicken sandwich. Healthy, kid-approved sides include tossed salad, garlic
mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and a reduced-sugar fruit cup.
Nutritional information is available for all Boston Pizza menu items at
All Boston Pizza recipes are created by Matthew Hoag, Boston Pizza's
About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand
with more than 265 restaurants in Canada and 2006 annual sales in excess of
$647 million. The company has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best
Managed Companies since 1993. Boston Pizza International Inc. is headquartered
in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario, and
Laval, Quebec, to support its expansion. For more information, visit
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