Zzeeks Pizza has become the second business to engage an Ahwatukee couple’s idea of using glasses to support local stores, eateries and services.
Rebecca and Rob Previte brought the idea with them from Ohio when they moved to Ahwatukee earlier this year.
Last week, Zzeeks owners Jody and Mark Pectol debuted the glasses.
“It turned into big networking party and everyone had a chance to get up and brag about their business,” Rob Previte said.
The sponsors of the glasses include James Goodman, the Goodman Team Realty; Angie Christopher, AZ Spine Disc and Sport; Ted Tamez, PakMail Superstore; Jennifer Cleenan, The Book Balancer; Damien Ludwig, Foothills Pool Care and Repair; Malinda Malone, Diamond Cut Pet Spa; Kevin Cash, All Good Shutter and Blind; Rachel Gledhill, Edible Emotions Bakery; Tariq Khan, Lush Brush Designs; and Rebecca Previte of Rodan and Fields.
Advertisers pay upfront for the year to have their information baked on the glasses, which are built to withstand chillers, dishwashing and everyday use.
The eight ads are divided into four large ones and four smaller ones and cost between $50 and $75 a month.
Mark and Jody Pectol are the majority owners of Zzeeks, with Ed Mielke as a minority owner of the Tempe location. The Pectols hold major fundraisers at their locations and are involved in raising money for charity causes.
Previte said the Pectols ordered the first glasses in a 20-ounce size – “which is four ounces bigger than normal, but it let us get 10 local businesses on it.”
Jody Pectol said the glasses will be used at their Ahwatukee and Tempe pizzerias.
“We decided to go with the glasses so we could help promote other local businesses” she said, adding they’ll be used for draft beer and root beer floats.
Previte said he’s almost ready to debut his third glass, sponsored by the Ginger Monkey in downtown Chandler.