To celebrate a big 2012, during which it opened a new store in Joliet and a half dozen others in Illinois, Jet's Pizza is giving away free slices this Saturday.
The deal's good from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joliet restaurant, 2309 Essington Road, and at the chains 12 other area stores.
The first 50 people at each Jet's store will also receive a free Jet's T-shirt.
Jet’s doubled its Illinois presence in 2012 with the opening of seven new restaurants -- Arlington Heights, Champaign, Chicago, Joliet, Libertyville, Lombard and Wheaton -- bringing the total number of Jet’s Pizzas in the state to 13.
Other Illinois locations are Darien, Schaumburg, Skokie and Wheeling/Buffalo Grove. A Tinley Park location will open in early 2013.
“Chicago is an extremely competitive pizza market, but once people get a taste of Jet’s, they’re hooked,” said John Jetts, vice president of marketing. “Our Free Slice Day is a chance to celebrate the openings of our newest stores and introduce our product to people who haven’t tried it yet.”
Jet’s Detroit-style, square deep dish pizza with a crunchy crust is the pizza the Michigan-based chain is best known for. Jet’s prepares its dough fresh daily at each store.
Customers can “flavorize” their crust for free with a choice of eight flavors: butter, poppy seed, Parmesan, garlic, Cajun, Romano, sesame seed and Jet’s Turbo Crust.
Go to www.jetspizza.com to view the full menu.