Jumbo Pizza held its grand opening Saturday and generously gave proceeds from the first three hours of business to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
A total of $500 was raised from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new pizza shop, which is located at 2189 Springfield Rd.
According to owner Tejpal Randhawa, the business felt strongly about wanting to assist the hospital.
“Everyone has to go to the hospital once or more in a lifetime. The hospital is doing a lot for us, I thought we should do something (for the hospital),” said Randhawa.
The Kelowna store is the third Jumbo Pizza to open in B.C.—the others are located in Chilliwack and Cloverdale. Randhawa said he likes the central location and figures that it will allow the business to deliver pizzas quickly to most parts of the city.
The owner noted he has received very positive feedback from those who have gotten the chance to try the pizza.
“Our chef has 10 years of experience; we have a very good recipe.”
Randhawa said he hopes to make the fundraiser an annual event.