Mandy’s Pizza and Naturally Soergel to Hold First Allergen-Friendly Trick or Treat Night for Kids

Food-Allergy & Gluten-Friendly Trick or Treating

Mandy’s Pizza and Naturally Soergel’s Team Up for Kids So That They Can Safely Trick or Treat

Pittsburgh – October 15, 2012: Mandy’s Pizza, with two locations in Pittsburgh, along with Naturally Soergel’s, is teaming up to hold the 1st Annual Spooky Hollow Night of Nut and Gluten-Free Trick or Treating.

Halloween is a holiday for kids, however many kids are not able to take part in running around a neighborhood with an empty pillowcase in hopes of filling it with treats. For this reason, many kids can become depressed while feeling left out as their young friends cannot understand why their buddy cannot enjoy the evening as they do.

“When our 10-year old son Brandon, who suffers from severe food allergies, thinks of Halloween it’s generally followed up with the comment of I just don’t want to go out”, states Steven Negri, President of the Mandy’s Pizza Group.

Steven, and his wife Veronica, along with some of their neighbors, have tried to make this holiday easier for Brandon by having “safe” treats there just in case he were to come knocking on their door. However, with much misunderstanding of these food-related diseases, others will hand out the traditional nut or wheat based treats, of which many could send a child into anaphylactic shock, and potentially death if not treated immediately.

“We know first-hand what Halloween is like for a child with food allergies, and it’s for this reason we are elated to help Amy at Naturally Soergel to simply allow kids to smile and feel as I they too can enjoy the tradition of dressing up and knocking on doors for treats”, states Veronica Negri.

Contact: Steven Negri

Mandy’s Pizza & More of West View

512, Perry Hwy. / Pgh. PA 15229

(c) 412.670.1327

Order line: 412.931.1120

Mandy’s Pizza & More of Perrysville

3906 Perrysville Ave / Pgh. PA 15214

(c) 412.670.1327

Order line: 412.322.1102


The goal of this event is to bring awareness to the growing number of people being diagnosed with gluten related issues as well as those who suffer from food allergies. Furthermore, we want parents of children with these issues to know that there are people out there trying to make their child’s life more enjoyable and fun…yet safe.


Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: Naturally Soergel’s (at the rear of Soergel Orchards just off the Wexford Exit of RT79 Cost: $20 per child

PRE-REGISTRATION IS KINDLY REQUESTED: This can be done by calling Naturally Soergel at 724-935-1743 Each child will participate in a guided trick or treating experience and it will end with a slice of Mandy’s famous gluten/allergen-friendly pizza along with grog provided by Marburger Farms, or a goblet of Soergel’s apple cider.


Keeping up with tradition by only serving “fresh-dough” pizza in sizes from 10” to their famous 30” Monster topped with the finest cheese and meats, they also offer a full-line of over-stuffed hot hoagies, signature flatbread sandwiches, and the largest wings in town. To top it off, Mandy’s is the only pizzeria in the United States who can deliver a pizza that will accommodate those with food allergies and/or gluten related issues. In addition to this special pizza Mandy’s also now offers jumbo whole chicken wings, hot hoagies, and YES fresh-cut French fries.

Founded in 1979 and Mandy’s Pizza was an innovator in the Pittsburgh area by being one of the first to offer home-delivery as well as being known as the most award-winning pizzeria in the North of Pittsburgh.

Steven and his family reside in Franklin Park