DiGiorno manufactures over 250,000 pizzas each day for consumers for national sale in the continental United States. The DiGiorno product line originally offered pastas and sauces in 1991, and pizzas have been available nationally in the U.S. since 1996.
The brand's slogan is "It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno/Delissio," which suggests that their frozen pizzas are of high enough quality that they might be mistaken for fresh pizzeria pizzas. In the U.S., sports personality Dick Vitale is the primary pitchman, and has appeared in TV commercials for the pizza.
Some DiGiorno pizzas, primarily the 12" rising variety, use mechanically separated chicken as a meat ingredient in their pepperoni and sausage toppings, while others use more traditional ingredients.
Some DiGiorno pizzas are boxed with cookies, breadsticks, or wyngz.
In 2013, DiGiorno's dairy supplier, Foremost Farms USA, dropped Wiese Brothers Farm after the animal rights organization Mercy for Animals released undercover footage showing workers there beating, dragging, and whipping dairy cows, some of which appear unable to walk, while others have infected or freely bleeding wounds. Nestlé and Foremost Farms USA denied any knowledge of the abuse.
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- Ingredients: DiGiorno Pizza: Pepperoni
- Ingredients: DiGiorno Pizza, Rising Crust Supreme
- Ingredients: DiGiorno Pizza Ultimate Toppings: Pepperoni
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- Matthias Wabl (2010-01-05). "Nestlé Buys Kraft Pizza Unit for $3.7 Billion, Spurns Cadbury". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
- "DiGiorno Dairy Supplier Drops Farm Accused Of Animal Abuse (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. December 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
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