While the temperature may be dropping, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is partnering with fellow Brooklyn-born brand, Mike’s Hot Honey, to turn up the heat on Grimaldi’s new winter menu. Starting on Tuesday, December 5, guests can indulge in the Exxtra Pepperoni & Hot Honey Pizza at Grimaldi’s locations across the country. This original pizza will feature extra pepperoni and Mike’s Extra Hot Honey, creating the perfect “swicy” slice.

“We are incredibly proud of our Brooklyn roots, and we could not be more thrilled to partner with another great Brooklyn company, Mike’s Hot Honey, to create a seasonal pizza,” says Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO Joseph Ciolli. “We’ve created a coal-fired pizza that delivers both sweet and spicy flavors as a topping to Grimaldi’s own extra pepperoni pizza, and Mike’s Hot Honey was the perfect product to add that special flavor. Mike and his team were fantastic partners and we can’t wait to share these pizzas with our fans.”

“As this latest collaboration with Grimaldi’s shows, the interest in hot honey continues to grow and has become almost ubiquitous as a pizza topping,” says Mike Kurtz, founder of Mike’s Hot Honey. “Partnering with such an authentic and well-known pizzeria chain like Grimaldi’s is a highlight for our brand and we look forward to consumers enjoying this latest creation.”

In addition to the Exxtra Pepperoni & Hot Honey Pizza, Grimaldi’s will also be offering other seasonal menu items, including an Espresso Martini, the Merry Cherry Margarita, a Spinach Pecan Salad as well as the Espresso Cheesecake and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake.

The menu is available for dine-in and takeout on December 5 through March 4, at Grimaldi’s locations nationwide, excluding NY and NJ. Guests can place carry-out and delivery orders directly from their local Grimaldi’s, or delivery orders via DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Rewards members will earn points with every dine-in or phone order, as well as orders placed via the Grimaldi’s website or via the mobile app.

This year, Grimaldi’s has celebrated 20 years since its expansion beyond New York to neighborhoods across the United States. Grimaldi’s first location outside of New York opened in Scottsdale, AZ on February 14, 2003, and continues to be one of its busiest locations. Over the past two decades, Grimaldi’s has become a household name recognized for its traditional coal fired, brick-oven pizza and casual, yet upscale New York-themed restaurants. Key to the brand’s success is its continued commitment to pizza-making traditions originating in Brooklyn over 100 years ago.  

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