NYPD Pizza Hosts the Valley's First TasteCasting Event

NYPD Pizza utilizes social networking platforms to put reviews back in guest's hands

PHOENIX - Ziegler's New York Pizza Department (NYPD Pizza), is hosting the Valley's first, social marketing savvy, TasteCasting event at the Tempe NYPD Pizza location on Tuesday, July 21.

TasteCasting, founded by Dan Harris out of Columbus, Ohio, is a social networking group that enjoys connecting and meeting over food and drinks. Each restaurant provides a complimentary selection of their best appetizers, entrees and desserts. Team members then taste, tweet, and repeat, broadcasting the experience across their social media platforms.

"We are looking forward to being the first in the Valley to host a TasteCasting event," said CEO of NYPD Pizza, Rich Stark. "Beyond our current involvement with social media, we are always seeking new avenues to connect and engage with our guests."

In the new age of word-of-mouth marketing, TasteCasting members are helping restaurants around the nation, through their promotional reviews. Similarly, restaurants such as NYPD Pizza are able to promote new menu items, interact with guests and increase awareness to the masses, using genuine customer reviews.

For more information about TasteCastng or NYPD Pizza, please visit: www.tastecasting.com and www.aznypdpizza.com. Phoenix TasteCasting is currently seeking local restaurants to host upcoming TasteCasting events, for more information please contact Alana Golob at agolob@eblane.com or 602-417-1594.


About New York Pizza Dept.:Scott and Greg Ziegler moved to the Valley in 1996 from Long Island, N.Y., to open the first of ten neighborhood restaurants. New York Pizza Dept., voted No. 1 for "Best Pizza" in Phoenix by citysearch.com, offers specialty pizzas, a variety of homemade pasta dishes, beer and wine, carryout orders, express lunch specials, delivery and catering services. It also carries the distinction of having the "Best Slice" named by East Valley Tribune, "Best Calzone" by New Times and a listing in the Top 112 Restaurants by Phoenix Magazine. NYPD Pizza has ten valley locations, including two in Scottsdale, two in Gilbert, one each in Phoenix, Surprise, Tempe, Glendale, Chandler and Avondale. For more information call (480) 922-0545 or visit www.aznypdpizza.com. Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza, Facebook and MySpace: New York Pizza Department. YouTube: NewYorkPizzaDept.

About TasteCasting:
TasteCasting is a social media effort purposed as a way to help restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and other food service businesses grow their business. For more information on TasteCasting or to request a tasting, visit www.TasteCasting.com/reviews/about.