Franco Manca pledges to help those in need in Exeter with the launch of new pizzeria on Queen Street

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Posted Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:50am

Franco Manca pledges to help those in need in Exeter with the launch of new pizzeria on Queen Street

Sourdough pizza pioneers, Franco Manca has announced the launch of their very first Exeter pizzeria. Bringing Neapolitan pizza to the city of Exeter, 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 Exeter home.

The initiative will run for two weeks from opening; 25th June – 9th July 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 25th June – 9th July 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 Cornish 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 Unit 13 Queen Street Dining, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter, EX4 3FB, the pizzeria will open its doors to Exeter citizens on 28th June.

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.

Andrea Pezzella, Franco Manca's Exeter Head Pizzaiolo, said: "We can't wait to open the doors of our brand new pizzeria to Exeter's residents. It's an amazing city and we're so excited to share our delicious sourdough with you, whilst supporting local foodbanks and homeless shelters, by donating one pizza for every pizza bought during our opening period. Pop by and say hi in the first two weeks and enjoy any pizza on the menu for just £5, teamed with a selection of quality products from local craft brewers and natural Italian wine – our Exeter launch is guaranteed to be a big hit!"

Franco Manca's Exeter pizzeria is their latest opening in the UK, with more to follow throughout 2019. For more information on other Franco Manca locations, please visit: