Ledo Pizza to Renovate College Park Maryland Location

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Nov. 25, 2020) – Ledo restaurant, located at 4509 Knox Road in College Park, has been purchased and will reopen in Spring 2021 and continue to serve legendary Ledo Pizza.

In 1955, Robert L. Beall and Tommy Marcos Sr. opened the original Ledo Restaurant in Adelphi, Maryland. Ledo restaurant, and the famous pizza it sells, gave rise to the franchise system of the same name that now operates over 100 Ledo Pizza restaurants throughout the eastern United States.

Now, Chesapeake Hospitality, a Greenbelt-based hospitality company and multi-unit franchisee for Ledo Pizza, is taking over the landmark College Park location. Chesapeake plans to completely renovate the restaurant utilizing Ledo’s fresh and innovative design. The new location will use Ledo Pizza’s menu, showcasing the same signature rectangular pizza, jumbo wings, pastas, and College Park favorites from the old menu, with a reopening date in late spring of 2021.

“My family greatly appreciates everything that the Marcos family has done serving Ledo customers over the past 65 years,” said Ledo Pizza President Jamie Beall. “This will be Chesapeake Hospitality’s eighth franchise location to operate and the founders of the company have strong local roots. They know how special Ledo is to the University of Maryland community and surrounding areas. We’re the Official Pizza of the Maryland Terrapins, so we are extremely happy to bring this restaurant into our 106-location family and to continue serving Ledo Pizza in College Park!”

Ledo Pizza LogoLedo Pizza first opened 65 years ago and continues to be a leader in offering the freshest and highest quality pizza, pasta, and calzones for both lunch and dinner. At Ledo Pizza, every pizza is rolled to order with fresh handmade dough topped with high-quality ingredients, like its famous thick-cut pepperoni. The menu also features freshly baked subs, lasagna, spaghetti, wings, soup, salad, and breadsticks. To learn more about Ledo Pizza, visit ledopizza.com.

About Ledo Pizza Founded in 1955 in the suburbs of Maryland and now headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Ledo Pizza is a regional pizza franchise that is dedicated to offering a fresh, affordable menu served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Frequently awarded “Best Pizza” recognition in communities across the U.S., Ledo Pizza currently has more than 100 locally owned locations in seven states with multiple new restaurants in the pipeline. Ledo Pizza believes strongly in community involvement and the brand is a proud partner of the Baltimore Ravens. Ledo Pizza is also the Official Pizza of the Maryland Terrapins. For more information, visit ledopizza.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Chesapeake Hospitality Greenbelt, MD-based Chesapeake Hospitality was founded in 1957 in College Park, MD, it has built a proven reputation of consistently delivering exceptional client experiences and unmatched bottom-line results, no matter the circumstances. The company is recognized in hotel and restaurant management for outperforming industry standards, placing people first and maintaining a clear vision on sustainability and the future. Learn more at www.chesapeakehospitality.com.

Ledo Pizza Gives Guests Opportunity to Win a Virtual Meet-and-Greet with NHL Star

BALTIMORE (June 16, 2020) – Ledo Pizza is always looking for ways to say ‘thank you’ to its loyal customers for their continued support. Today, the Maryland-based pizza brand is launching a one-of-a-kind giveaway that fans can enter by visiting ledopizza.com. Ledo Pizza will accept entries through June 23. On June 24, Ledo Pizza will announce the 20 lucky winners that will receive a virtual meet-and-greet with All-Star hockey defenseman John Carlson, an autographed hockey puck and a $50 Ledo Pizza gift card.

In addition to the giveaway, Ledo Pizza is offering a $5 John Carlson Pepsi-Cola three-pack deal, which includes three 20oz. Pepsi-Cola products –Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and/or Aquafina – for just $5. *Available at participating locations for carryout only, while supplies last. WHAT: Ledo Pizza invites guests to enter to win a virtual meet-and-greet with John Carlson, an autographed hockey puck, and a $50 Ledo Pizza gift card.

WHEN: June 16 – June 23
WHERE: Enter to win by visiting ledopizza.com.
For more information, visit ledopizza.com.

About Ledo Pizza Founded in 1955 in the suburbs of Maryland and now headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Ledo Pizza is a regional pizza franchise that is dedicated to offering a fresh, affordable menu served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Frequently awarded “Best Pizza” recognition in communities across the U.S., Ledo Pizza currently has more than 100 locally owned locations in 7 states with multiple new restaurants in the pipeline. Ledo Pizza believes strongly in community involvement and the brand is a proud partner of the Virginia Cavaliers and the Baltimore Ravens. Ledo Pizza is also the Official Pizza of the Maryland Terrapins. For more information, visit ledopizza.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Ledo Pizza Launches ‘Pizzas for the Frontline’ to Feed Medical Professionals and First Responders

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 8, 2020) – In response to these unprecedented times, Ledo Pizza has launched its “Pizzas for the Frontline” initiative to donate meals to medical and first responder facilities.

Now through May 31, anyone interested in making a donation to local heroes on the frontlines can do so through pizzasforthefrontline.com. 100% of all donations to Pizzas for the Frontline will go directly towards sending Pizza Parties – pizzas, calzones, and salads – to medical and first responder facilities.

Ledo Pizza will donate Pizza Parties to new facilities each week. To nominate a local medical or first responder facility, visit pizzasforthefrontline.com.

“We want to do what we can to support the brave men and women that are working on the frontlines during this pandemic,” said Ledo Pizza President Jamie Beall. “With help from Ledo Pizza fans and partners like Ironmark and Advanced Radiology, we have the ability to say, ‘thank you’ by giving back to these heroes.”

In an abundance of caution, Ledo Pizza is currently offering contactless carryout. To place an online order, visit order.ledopizza.com.

About Ledo Pizza

Founded in 1955 in the suburbs of Maryland and now headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Ledo Pizza is a regional pizza franchise that is dedicated to offering a fresh, affordable menu served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Frequently awarded “Best Pizza” recognition in communities across the U.S., Ledo Pizza currently has more than 100 locally owned locations in 7 states with multiple new restaurants in the pipeline. Ledo Pizza believes strongly in community involvement and the brand is a proud partner of the Virginia Cavaliers and the Baltimore Ravens. Ledo Pizza is also the Official Pizza of the Maryland Terrapins. For more information, visit ledopizza.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Two Iconic Maryland Brands – Ledo Pizza & OLD BAY® – Team Up to Offer New Menu Items

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 18, 2020) – Ledo Pizza, the popular Maryland-based pizza brand, today announced that it will introduce several new recipes to its menu that incorporate the new limited edition OLD BAY Hot Sauce. Continuing its commitment to menu innovation, Ledo Pizza’s culinary team has crafted four new menu items that showcase the zesty kick of heat that has
quickly won over the hearts (and mouths) of OLD BAY fans.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 guests will have the opportunity to savor these craveable new offerings:

OLD BAY Hot Sauce Jumbo Wings – Ledo Pizza’s award-winning Jumbo Wings
smothered in OLD BAY Hot Sauce. Served with celery and your choice of Blue Cheese or Ranch Dipping sauces. Available in quantities of 6, 12, 18, 25 or 50.
Price: (6) $8.99 (12) $15.99 (18) $22.99 (25) $28.99 (50) $54.99

The Marylander Salad – Boneless Wings tossed in OLD BAY Hot Sauce served atopcrisp greens, grape tomatoes, smoked Provolone, pre-cooked bacon, and red onions. Price: $9.99

OLD BAY Hot Chicken Pizza – Ledo Pizza’s signature sauce combined with OLD
BAY Hot Sauce topped with Smoked Provolone cheese and grilled chicken.
Price: (8-inch) $9.49, (14-inch) $13.49, (18-inch) $20.49

The Chesapeake Sub – Crispy chicken smothered with OLD BAY Hot Sauce served on a toasted sub roll with OLD BAY hot mayo and sliced pickles.       Price: $8.74

“We are proud of our Maryland roots, just like our friends at OLD BAY,” said Ledo Pizza President Jamie Beall. “OLD BAY is the seasoning of Maryland and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have access to its limited-edition OLD BAY Hot Sauce. It’s not every day that you see two iconic brands team up to create one-of-a-kind menu offerings. Combine the delicious, fresh taste of Ledo Pizza’s dishes with OLD BAY’s distinctive Chesapeake flavor and the result is nothing short of perfection.” These innovative new menu items will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to visit your favorite Ledo Pizza restaurant before it’s too late. To find the location nearest you, visit ledopizza.com. Ledo Pizza is known for its fresh, rectangular pizza and family-friendly service.

Every pizza is rolled to order with fresh handmade dough topped with high-quality ingredients, like its famous thick pepperoni that is cut onsite daily. The menu also features freshly baked subs, lasagna, spaghetti, wings, soup, salad, and breadsticks.

About Ledo Pizza: Founded in 1955 in the suburbs of Maryland and now headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Ledo Pizza is a regional pizza franchise that is dedicated to offering a fresh, affordable menu
served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Frequently awarded “Best Pizza” recognition in communities across the U.S., Ledo Pizza currently has more than 100 locally owned locations in 7 states with multiple new restaurants in the pipeline. Ledo Pizza believes strongly in community involvement and the brand is a proud partner of the Virginia Cavaliers and the Baltimore Ravens.
Ledo Pizza is also the Official Pizza of the Maryland Terrapins. For more information, visit ledopizza.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Ledo Pizza Welcomes Virginia Cavaliers Athletics to the Ledo Family!

Annapolis MD – Ledo Pizza is happy to announce that it is now the Proud Partner of the Virginia Cavaliers. As Ledo Pizza continues to grow in Virginia we are happy to join forces with one of Virginia’s favorite collegiate athletic teams. Ledo Pizza originally opening its doors in 1955 in Maryland now has over 20 locations throughout Virginia and is continuing to expand! “We’re happy to be a part of the proud tradition at the University of Virginia,” says Jamie Beall, President for Ledo Pizza.
Started in 1955 in the Suburbs of Maryland now headquartered in Annapolis, Md., LEDO Pizza® is thriving and continues to be a leader in the freshly made pizza industry with 106 locally owned locations. LEDO Pizza® has a prominent presence in the Mid-Atlantic region and is expanding to other markets nationally. Additional information is available on our website, ledopizza.com

Ranked #3 of Top 50 Beloved Brands Nation’s

Consumer Picks Brand Loyalty per Datassential.

Top 50 Beloved brands

These chains had the highest True Loyalty scores, or the percentage of respondents who said they visit because of a real desire to experience the brand, as opposed to convenience.

LEDO Pizza would like to thank all our fans who made this possible! Ledo Pizza has some of the Most Loyal Customers in the United States!

September 11th Twitter Post – Please forgive Ledo Pizza

This morning, Ledo Pizza posted a photo of a pizza decorated as a flag of the United States of America on Twitter. As you may know, we regularly use this photo to show our Patriotism and Love for our country during holidays and remembrances. While most fans are used to seeing this photo and share our Patriotism, a few Twitter users took offense to this imagery and for this we are sincerely sorry. Our Twitter post was never intended to diminish the gravity of September 11th and has since been removed. Again, if you are familiar with Ledo Pizza, you know that we would never intentionally do anything to dishonor our flag and we hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive us for this misstep.

LEDO PIZZA RANKED A TOP FRANCHISE IN ENTREPRENEUR’S HIGHLY COMPETITIVE 40TH ANNUAL FRANCHISE 500®

Annapolis, Maryland – Ledo Pizza, a regional pizza franchise, recently ranked #337 in the Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®. Ledo Pizza’s innovative approach to its unique square pizza, marketing, and restaurant design lead to this highly sought-after award. Ledo Pizza is honored to receive an award that recognizes its growth, accomplishments, and success.

 

“The Ledo Pizza Family is continuing to grow and we are proud of this accomplishment.  Back in 1955, my grandfather started Ledo Pizza with a simple vision to offer families a great value in a family-friendly atmosphere” says James Beall, President of Ledo Pizza.   “Along with our franchise partners, we are continually improving our processes and expanding the markets that we serve.”

 

Ledo Pizza is proud of the growth and accomplishments but has continued to stay true to the company’s initial values. Fresh, affordable, and a family-friendly pizza restaurant. Each pizza at Ledo Pizza is made fresh to order. Ledo Pizza believes strongly in community involvement, with stores having fundraiser nights for schools, sports teams, local hospitals, and local organizations.

 

About Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®:

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores

Over its 40 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Ledo’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

Results can also be seen in the January/February 2019 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 15th.

 

About Ledo Pizza:

Started in 1955 in the Suburbs of Maryland and now headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, LEDO Pizza® is thriving and continues to be a leader in the freshly made pizza industry with 106 locally owned locations. LEDO Pizza® has a prominent presence in the Mid-Atlantic region and is expanding to other markets nationally. Additional information is available on its website, ledopizza.com

Ledo Pizza Gift cards are the best gift for teachers!

Text: Give the Gift of Good Taste

The Holiday season is quickly approaching, and Winter break is almost here. Ledo Pizza Gift cards are the best gift for teachers. For a limited time only, when you purchase an in-store, $25 Ledo Pizza Gift Card you will receive a $5 Card for yourself to enjoy Ledo Pizza at a later date. Also this year, each Gift Card purchase will receive a FREE Mini-Pizza Box with every purchase, while supplies last. Ledo Pizza has been making great tasting pizza for over 60 years and continues the same time-honored tradition that began in 1955. Ledo Pizza Gift Cards are the best gift for Teachers, Coworkers, Family, and Friends. Click below to order Online and have the Gift Cards sent you or your gift card recipient or get them at your Local Ledo Pizza. Ledo Pizza is Square Because Ledo Pizza Never Cuts Corners!

Ledo Pizza Gift Card in Mini Pizza Box

Ledo Pizza Welcomes Maryland Athletics to the LEDO Family!

Annapolis MD – Ledo Pizza is happy to announce that it is the Proud Partner of Maryland Athletics. Maryland’s favorite pizza has finally joined forces with Maryland’s favorite collegiate athletic teams. With its original opening in 1955, Ledo Pizza played a great part in the local University of Maryland community and has since then expanded its impact to encompass areas throughout the East Coast. “As a graduate of the University of Maryland, I take special pride in this announcement today. We hope that our efforts will help in the Rebuilding and Healing process for our Maryland Community” says Will Robinson, Vice President for Ledo Pizza.  Ledo Pizza will be the overall Pizza sponsor for all athletics at the University.
Started in 1955 in the Suburbs of Maryland now headquartered in Annapolis, Md., LEDO Pizza® is thriving and continues to be a leader in the freshly made pizza industry with 106 locally owned locations. LEDO Pizza® has a prominent presence in the Mid-Atlantic region and is expanding to other markets nationally. Additional information is available on our website, ledopizza.com