Sourdough pizza pioneers Franco Manca have launched their very first Leeds pizzeria. Bringing Neapolitan pizza to the city of Leeds, the much-loved pizzeria has also pledged to help local communities by donating to local homeless shelters and food banks, one pizza for every pizza enjoyed by our customers at our newly opened Leeds home.
The initiative will run for two weeks from opening; 23rd July – 5th August 2019 and the team are keen to hear from anyone at local homeless shelters and foodbanks that wish to request a donation.
The move follows the company’s previous initiatives to help those without food or shelter, such as throughout last December, when the restaurant donated thousands of pizzas to help those going hungry.
In addition, to celebrate the pizzeria’s opening, from 23rd July – 5th August 2019, Franco Manca will be offering all dine-in customers their delicious sourdough pizzas for just £5.00 – the price of the first pizza on their menu.
Customers will be able to order one of the daily specials or choose from seven regular meat, veg and vegan pizza options, including fan-favourite ‘the no. 4’, which features roasted cured ham, wild mushrooms and a mix of mozzarella and buffalo ricotta.
With fresh sourdough handmade on site every day and natural Italian wine, Franco Manca was the first pizzeria to offer sourdough pizza in the UK. Located at 1 Trinity Street, Leeds, LS1 6AP, the pizzeria opened its doors to Leeds citizens on 23rd July.
The slow-rising sourdough, unique to Franco Manca, dates back to the late 18th century. First procured by the pizzeria’s founder, Giuseppe Mascoli, near the city of Naples, the recipe still honours the ingredients and methods that make the age-old style of Neapolitan pizza unique, delicious and world-renound.
Emiliano Ruzzu, Franco Manca’s Leeds Head Pizzaiolo, said:
“We’re thrilled to have opened the doors of our very first Leeds-based pizzeria! The team couldn’t be more excited to bring our delicious sourdough to the city – make sure you pop by in the first two weeks, as every single one of our pizzas will be just £5. During this time, we’ll also be donating one pizza to a local charity or shelter for each one bought, showing support for our new neighbours. If you know anyone who might benefit from this, please get in touch via [email protected] – we’d love to hear from you!”
Dan Wharton, Marketing Manager at Trinity Leeds, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Franco Manca to our vibrant food offering at Trinity Leeds. It’s great to see the store showing additional support for the local community that we serve, and we hope people stop by to tuck into their scrumptious sourdough pizza – knowing that they will also be feeding the homeless at the same time.”