Say Aloha to Ledo Pizza’s New Spring Menu Items

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 29, 2021) – Spring is in the air and Ledo Pizza is celebrating the warmer weather with the rollout of a new seasonal menu!

Featuring a debut partnership with King’s Hawaiian, Ledo Pizza’s new spring sandwiches embrace tangy flavors and sweet rolls. Beginning March 30, guests can sink their teeth into these indulgent new sandwiches, all served on a toasted King’s Hawaiian four-inch sandwich bun:

  • The Buffalo Chicken ($6.99) – Crispy chicken tossed in buffalo sauce and topped with sliced pickles. Served with choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side.
  • Chicken Caprese ($6.99) – Grilled chicken breast, sliced tomato, fresh basil, smoked provolone cheese, and garlic herb aioli.
  • Aioli Grilled Chicken ($6.99) – Grilled chicken breast, smoked provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and garlic herb aioli.
  • American Steak and Cheese ($5.99) – Ledo steak, smoked provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
  • Classic Grilled Ham and Cheese ($5.99) – Grilled ham, melted American cheese, and garlic herb aioli.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with King’s Hawaiian to introduce these innovative sandwiches,” said Ledo Pizza President Jamie Beall. “With the change in season, we wanted to highlight new flavors and give our guests the ultimate menu to choose from. We look forward to seeing what everyone thinks of our tasty new offerings.”

In addition to the new sandwich lineup, Ledo Pizza is bringing back its fan-favorite Cannonball Pizza, made with Ledo sauce, smoked provolone cheese and a half meatball on every slice, garnished with Parmesan and fresh basil. On top of the Cannonball, Ledo Pizza is adding a variety of new menu items including:

  • Ledo Chicken Bacon Ranch – A base of tangy ranch dressing topped with grilled chicken, pre-cooked bacon, and smoked provolone cheese.
  • Ledo Chopped Salad – Thick-cut pepperoni, smoked provolone cheese, grape tomatoes, red onion, banana peppers, and chopped romaine tossed in Italian vinaigrette. Served with crispy garlic wedges. Additionally, guests can upgrade their salads with smoked provolone, grilled chicken breast, crispy chicken or crunchy bacon.
  • Five Cheese Tortellini – Tricolor tortellini filled with five cheeses and tossed in Ledo sauce.
  • Chicken and Five Cheese Tortellini ­– Tender grilled chicken breast, spinach and tricolor five cheese tortellini tossed in Alfredo sauce.

At Ledo Pizza, 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, jumbo 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.

FSR Magazine: President, Jamie Beall reflects on the past year

Jamie Beall President/COO

Jamie Beall President/COO

Remind yourself this won’t last forever. Anticipate that the upcoming months will be tough, but you are not alone. When hard times arise, communities and industries tend to bond together and help each other get through it. Know that your community will be there for you through the thick of things. With that, try to give back to as many people as you can, as you are all in this together.

Be sure to listen to the consumer and cater to what they want. Try your best to implement the best strategies and practices around honest feedback from both your customer and your staff.

Lastly, aim to keep your staff and your community informed at all times—this is as new to them as it is to you. If you work hard and keep a positive attitude, you’ll remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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WFMY NEWS: Ledo Pizza Kernersville, NC Supports Local Police Officer

Ledo Pizza Kernersville hosted a fundraiser to help the community support local Police Offer Sean Houle who was shot in the line of duty. The fundraiser is from March 1st, 2021 till March 4th, 2021. Bring a flyer or show it on your phone, enter the code for online orders or just mention you’re here to support the fundraiser and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Houle family fundraiser.

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Restaurant Development + Design: COO, Mike Conway gives tips for success in second-generation spaces

Mike Conway COO

Mike Conway COO

Ledo Pizza is converting restaurants into their own brand faster than ever.

“We’ve always done it, but with COVID, the availability of sites is much stronger and there’s a lot more potential,” says Mike Conway, COO. Before COVID, he says, around 30% of the Annapolis, Md.-based brand’s restaurants were second-gen locations; now it’s closer to 65%. The brand has 106 locations on the East Coast and plans to open 12 to 15 more this year.

Converting a restaurant rather than building it from the ground up typically saves time and money, Conway says, with the goal being to save on both.

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Pizza Marketplace: President, Jamie Beall gives thoughts from 2020

At Annapolis, Maryland-based, Ledo Pizza President Jamie Beall also was tested by the rapid rate of change as the pandemic has ebbed and flowed since last March. In fact, that constant transition changed his very definition of a typical day in the pizza business.

“The hardest lesson to learn this past year was that in the face of quickly changing market conditions, I needed to let go of some of my traditional views of “normal” that I have held for the past 30 years,” he told us.

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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.

NEW Oktoberfest Inspired Menu!

Annapolis, MD  The season’s crisp air and falling leaves are here, and Ledo Pizza is giving guests delicious new comfort foods to warm up with.

For a limited time, guests at the popular pizza brand can embrace the arrival of fall with these indulgent items:

  • Oktoberfest Bavarian Soft Pretzel – An authentic Bavarian twisted soft pretzel with kosher salt, served with honey mustard and Ledo sauce for dipping.
  • Veggie Sub – A bed of spinach, sautéed green peppers, red onions, mushrooms and melted smoked provolone cheese, topped with Romano cheese and herb dressing.
  • Jerk Chicken Sub – Grilled jerk-seasoned chicken breast, sautéed green peppers, red onions, pineapple and American cheese.
  • Grilled Chicken Sub – Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.
  • Italian Chicken Sub – Grilled chicken breast, red onion, green peppers, Provolone cheese and Ledo sauce.
  • Hot Italian Cold Cut – Sliced Italian deli meats and smoked Provolone cheese with lettuce and tomato, served with Italian Vinaigrette.
  • Jerk Cheesesteak – Jerk sauce, red onion, green pepper and American cheese.
  • Jerk Chicken Salad – Grilled chicken breast, pineapple, green peppers and red onions, drizzled with Jerk sauce. Honey mustard dressing is served on the side.
  • Baked Potato Soup – A hearty combination of potatoes, chives, bacon and cheese in a light cream sauce.
  • Jerk Chicken Pizza – Jerk sauce, provolone cheese, green pepper, pineapple, red onion and grilled chicken.
  • Grilled Chicken Parmesan – Grilled chicken breasts topped with Ledo sauce and melted provolone cheese, served with spaghetti.

“We are very excited to provide savory new offerings for our guests to enjoy throughout fall,” said Ledo Pizza CEO Jamie Beall. “Everyone knows pizza is the ultimate comfort food, but we wanted to expand our options by further innovating our menu with items that both fit our brand and are perfect for fall.”

As always, the safety and well-being of its guests and team members are paramount at Ledo Pizza. In addition to adhering to all federal, state and local guidelines, Ledo Pizza has implemented enhanced sanitization measures to ensure that recommended standards are exceeded.

Ledo 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 pepperoni that is cut onsite daily. 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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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.