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A Musical Veterans Day Ice Cream Social at Organ Stop Pizza October 1, 2014

veteran day flagDATE: Tuesday November 11, 2014
TIME: 1:30pm – 3:00pm, doors open at 1:15pm
WHERE: Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa

Enjoy a free concert to celebrate and honor our veterans, with an emphasis on patriotic music and a demonstration/explanation of OSP’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
No food service will be offered other than beverages and ice cream and they will be available to purchase at current menu pricing. Organ Stop Pizza only accepts cash/checks. No debit/credit cards accepted.

RSVP:  480-813-5700 ext. 975 to reserve your space



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In observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Phoenix would like to thank all former and current Military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “Two Meat Salute.”

The “Two Meat Salute” is a choice of two different meats, including St Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country Roasted or Barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

The Veteran must provide either a U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement w/photo ID, dog tags w/ a picture ID, or photo of them in uniform.

“Supporting our local Veterans is very important to me and our staff,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s four Famous Dave’s Restaurants and Catering company. Very important in part, because Erlandson is not only a Army Reserves Veteran, but also a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. He is proud to be able to give back. “This is just a small way for all of us at Famous Dave’s here in Phoenix to show our appreciation for their selflessness and service to our country,” said Erlandson.

There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley including Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rdAvenue, SanTanVillage in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road.  Go to for full offer details.

Famous Dave’s offers a variety of signature menu items, including award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches and home-style desserts. A Lil’ Wilbur Kid’s Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats. For more info, visit or


Honor Mesa Police and Fire at FREE community safety event this Saturday! September 10, 2012


WHO: Organ Stop Pizza and 100 Club of Arizona

WHAT: Safety Fair to Support Local Firefighters and Police

WHEN: September 15, 2012, 2-5pm

WHERE: Organ Stop Pizza
1149 East Southern Avenue Mesa, AZ 85204 (SW corner of Southern/Stapley)

CALL: (480) 813-5700


WHY: Join the 100 Club of Arizona, Mesa Police and Fire Departments and Organ Stop Pizza for a Community Safety fair at the Mesa pizza joint on Saturday, September 15th from 2-5p.m. To celebrate the end of a month long competition between police and fire, Organ Stop Pizza will host this free, family-friendly event in their parking lot on the SW corner of Southern and Stapley in Mesa. The public is invited to come out for family fun activities including karaoke, public safety displays and demonstrations, and a chance to test drive a Ford Escape.

At the Fair, the winner of Organ Stop Pizza’s Red vs. Blue Pizza Challenge will be announced. Since August 18, customers have been able to vote for their favorite public safety agency by ordering their choice of four specially designed police and fire pizzas with 20% of proceeds benefiting the 100 Club. The winning pizza will be added to the Organ Stop Pizza menu until the end of October and continue to the benefit the nonprofit organization that provides assistance to the families of fallen and injured officers and firefighters.

With free parking and admission, the Community Fair will feature live entertainment, giveaways, health and safety information and an exciting pizza eating contest between police and fire. In addition, the public can view and explore police and fire vehicles including a police stunt vehicle. Sparky the Mesa Fire dog will be there to interact with families, and Mesa motor officers will offer complimentary check car seats for safety precautions. Police Explorers will be onsite selling popcorn and snow cones to benefit the 100 Club, plus don’t miss out on giveaway treats from Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Organ Stop Pizza is celebrating 40 years in the Valley. Home to the nation’s largest Wurlitzer pipe organ, the unique pizza restaurant is a favorite entertainment destination for all ages. Along with pizza, they offer pasta, appetizers, a salad bar, ice cream and beer/wine and soft drinks. Everything from Bach to rock is played by professional organist to crowds of up to 700 people every night. They are a cash or check business. No debit or credit cards accepted but an ATM is available in the lobby. For more information, go to or email

The 100 Club of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to public safety officers and firefighters when they are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and provides resources to enhance their safety and welfare. It was started in 1965, became a 501(c)(3) in 1968, and has given more than $6 million in financial support to Arizona’s men and women who stand behind the badge. For more information, log on to or email



Water Safety Awareness event and Free Rib Tasting at Mesa Famous Dave’s August 12, 2009

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0920daves053Who: Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que hosts a special Water Safety Awareness event and Free Rib Tasting in Mesa.

When: Saturday, August 22nd, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 1011 N. Dobson Road in Mesa (Mesa Riverview)

What: This water safety event supports the August “Drowning Impact Awareness Campaign” with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We will have activities including games, distribution of water safety information and supplies, a fire truck from the Mesa and Tempe Fire Departments, and face painting. Free event. Learn more about keeping your kids safe around water and pick up a purple ribbon to bring awareness to this important campaign. Free rib tasting! -Get 2 free bones and ice cold lemonade just for coming out.

Why: This event is being hosted to try to inform parents and children in a fun, family environment of the dangers of being around the pool and ways to prevent child drownings. For more information, go to or visit


Tiffaney Isaacson

(602) 546-1712

(480) 510-0965 Cell

Record-Breaking “Drowning Impact Awareness Month” Participation

Statewide Campaign Grows in High-Risk Month of August – Tucson Drowning Highlights Dangers

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 10, 2009) – Scorching temperatures and back-to-school distractions are standard in the month of August, adding up to an increased risk for child drownings. The Sixth Annual “Drowning Impact Awareness Month” highlights the danger and recognizes those affected by fatal and non-fatal child drownings.

This year the purple ribbon campaign, which is coordinated by Water Watchers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has grown significantly. More than 98,000 purple ribbons have been distributed across the state, along with educational information, through participating organizations. Proclamations were passed by Governor Jan Brewer and Mayors throughout Arizona, including many in Pima County.

Statewide collaboration with fire departments, businesses, and volunteers has created record-breaking momentum this year. Supporters include the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, Valley Toyota Dealers, SRP Safety Connection, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professional Network) facilities, and businesses, swim schools, churches throughout Arizona.

Success of the effort is essential – twelve children have drowned to date in Maricopa County, and the death of a three year old boy in Tucson this weekend brings Pima County’s child drowning total to six. Child drownings on average have fallen in recent years, with increased awareness and the use of research-based strategies like layers of protection.

The campaign focuses upon prevention, reminding caregivers that “Awareness is Free.” Supporters are encouraged to wear purple ribbons and actively practice the ABC’s of Water Safety – Adult supervision, Barriers between children and the water, and Classes in CPR for adults, and swimming lessons for children at the appropriate age.

Upcoming Drowning Impact Awareness Month events include a water safety event at the Pointe Squaw Peak in Phoenix on August 14th, and another at the Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Mesa on August 22nd. For more information about Drowning Impact Awareness Month events, ways to get involved, displays created to honor children touched by drowning, and water safety tips, visit

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state’s sickest kids. Though Phoenix Children’s is one of the ten largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, rapid population growth in Arizona means the Hospital must grow as well. Phoenix Children’s recently announced a $588 million expansion plan to bring its special brand of family-centered care to even more patients and families. The plan includes a significant upgrade of the Hospital’s current campus, an aggressive physician recruitment effort, and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the Hospital’s Web site at


Famous Dave’s BBQ Stimulus Package – Free Lunch for Northwest Valley May 29, 2009

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Look for a Famous Dave's Catering Truck on June 2!

Look for a Famous Dave's Catering Truck on June 2!

WHO: Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que in Peoria

WHAT: Five of their Famous Dave’s Catering Trucks will be blasting through various busy areas of Peoria, Glendale and Surprise on Tuesday, June 2nd with free lunch for hard-working folks. If you see a Famous Dave’s Catering truck and flag them down, you’ll get a free bbq sandwich, coupon for free wings, and a bottle of their award-winning Rich n’ Sassy BBQ sauce.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Keep on the lookout and listen for bullhorns or should we say “Pighorns”

WHY: Because everyone deserves a free lunch once in a while, and Famous Dave’s wants to show some west side love to our “saucesome” neighbors in Peoria, Glendale and Surprise.

For more information on Famous Dave’s in the Valley, go to:

*please note this event does not apply in restaurant.*


Famous Dave’s to stimulate appetites of Chandler with FREE lunch March 29, 2009

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Famous Dave's Catering TruckWHO: Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que in Chandler

WHAT: Five of their Famous Dave’s Catering Trucks will be blasting through different parts of Chandler on Monday, March 30th with free lunch for the hard-working folks in the area. If you see a Famous Dave’s Catering truck and flag them down, you’ll get a free bbq sandwich, coupon, and a bottle of their award-winning Rich n’ Sassy BBQ sauce.

WHEN: Monday, March 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Keep on the lookout and listen for bullhorns or should we say “Pighorns”

WHY: Because everyone deserves a free lunch once in a while, and Famous Dave’s wants to offer their own ‘stimulus package’ to the appetites of Chandler.

For more information on Famous Dave’s in Chandler, Mesa or Peoria, go to: