Sgt Pepperoni’s Builds Donation for Julian’s Lego Corner

September Sales for Sgt Pepperoni’s Pizza of the Month and @SweetThings.SweetCause Desserts Donated to Julian’s Lego Corner

$15,000 check presented at intimate Sgt Pepperoni’s Newport Beach gathering

Julians Lego Corner Donation Check

Sgt Pepperoni’s is So Grateful to the Orange County community for rallying behind this amazing cause and helping us raise over $15,000 for Julian’s Lego Corner at Choc Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA.

Thank you to everyone who bought LEGO’s, made a donation or came in for food. We truly appreciate your support and patronage!

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Sgt Pepps Doubles 2019 Donation

Sgt. Pepperoni’s continued our annual Charity Drive on behalf of Julian’s Lego Corner during the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month of September.


A fund of the CHOC Foundation, Julian’s Lego Corner provides brand new LEGO kits to children battling serious illnesses at CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange County.


Julian's Lego Corner Donation



Thank You to our friends @1043myfm and @djlisafoxx for spreading the word!


Click Here to read more about Julian’s Lego Corner.


If you are interested in making a donation to Julian’s Lego Corner, Please Visit the CHOC Foundation Website, and be sure to mention Julian’s Lego Corner/Sgt. Pepperoni’s when making your donation.


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Sgt Pepperoni’s Voted Best Pizza 2020 | Orange County Register

Sgt Pepperoni’s Voted OC Register’s Best Pizza and Best Family Friendly Restaurant in Orange County For The Second Year In A Row

Sgt Pepperoni's Orange County Register Best Pizza 2020

“East Coast pizza lovers will be happy to know that this pizza place subscribes to the Eastern take on pizza, and we all know quality New York style pizza is not an easy find in Southern California. It is also a great place for families to enjoy a quality meal or pick up some swanky  swag.” – OC Register



Sgt Pepperoni’s is officially your Orange County Register Best Pizza and Best Family Friendly Restaurant in OC 2020. We are honored that the Orange County community has continued to support and appreciate the love we’re spreading with every slice by voting us to win this prestigious award for back-to-back years.

2020 marked a huge year for Sgt Pepperoni’s as we added our second location in Aliso Viejo and adapted to the dining guidelines presented by COVID-19. THANK YOU to our loyal customers who continued to order take-out when safety concerns closed our dining room.

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We’re committed to providing the highest quality of food and service in Orange County to our amazing communities, and look forward to the chance of a 3-peat on the awards next year!


Order Online Now from Aliso Viejo or Newport Beach Now!


P.S.: The Gumball Machine and Arcade Games are now officially back in service!


Orange County Register Best Pizza of 2020

Orange County Register Best Family Friendly Restaurant of 2020


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Sgt. Pepperoni’s Sweeps Best of 2019 Awards

October 24, 2019 — Sgt. Pepperoni’s took home four wins in the OC Weekly Best of 2019. The most awarded pizzeria in Orange County, the awards spanned both editor’s choice and readers’ choice categories.

Best of 2019 Readers Choice Wins

Best of 2019It’s no secret that everyone has their own preferences when it comes to pizza. Some swear Chicago style is where it’s at, while others can’t live without thin, floppy Neapolitan slices. With that in mind, our win for Best Pizzeria is that much more meaningful. The people of Orange County collectively named our New York style pizza their favorite- besting every other style (and pizzeria) in the process. We’re honored!

Voters also named Sgt. Pepperoni’s Best Family Friendly Restaurant. Perhaps it’s our giant gumball machine? Or it could be our fun arcade area. Maybe voters love that our pizza is so easy for little hands to grab while the flavors are the sort that adult palates love? Whatever it is, were proud to be considered your top pick for a place to share a meal as a family.

Rounding out our readers’ choice wins is a nod for Best Food Truck. When we launched the Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Truck in early 2019 our goal was simple: take our pizza on the road and offer on location catering to the masses. We’ve loved the reception the Sgt. Truck has received in its first year and have enjoyed serving New York style pizza at breweries, weddings, and more!

Editorial Wins

Finally, Sgt. Pepperoni’s wrapped up the OC Weekly Best of 2019 awards with a win for… Best Munchies Spot?! This one caught us by surprise, but, they’re not wrong. From OC Weekly:

“It’s a classic scenario: You are stoned to the bone, and everything is going good—until that familiar pang forms in the pit of your stomach, telling you it’s time to refuel. The munchies is a side effect that most of us could do without, but to combat it, one spot rules them all with an iron fist. Sgt. Pepperoni’s has been dishing out delicious pies since the mid-1970s, and if we have it our way, it’ll be around long after our doctors put us on a strict diet (noooooooo!). From its ever-popular garlic knots to its signature New York-style slices, Sgt. Pepp’s has something on the menu for even the pickiest of eaters. And make sure you bring along some quarters because you’ll definitely spend a few extra minutes trying to beat the high score on the impossibly difficult Beatles-themed pinball machine.”

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote this year. Thanks for telling all of Orange County where the best pizza can be found!

Support Julian’s Lego Corner at CHOC

Julian's Lego CornerSeptember is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of September, Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store is proud to show support for Children’s Hospital of Orange County with Julian’s Lego Corner. Named in honor of the late Julian Dunn, Julian’s Lego Corner provides new Legos to the patients of CHOC through their child life program.

During Dunn’s oncology treatments at CHOC, he loved to play with Legos. His parents decided to continue his legacy by supplying these toys to other patients. Ultimately, this program gives kids a much-needed respite during complex medical journeys.

What is Julian’s Lego Corner?

Julian's Lego CornerJulian’s Lego Corner is a CHOC Foundation fund that supports the Cherese Mari Laulhere child life department. The child life department strives to normalize the hospital environment for children. Through the child life department, patients are able to explore a playroom (if medically cleared), pet therapy, art therapy, and music therapy. Because of this, kids are able to relax and focus on what’s most important: feeling better.

How You Can Help

Julians Lego Corner at Sgt. Pepperoni'sThere are many ways to show your support for Julian’s Lego Corner. On Tuesday, September 10, from 5:00 PM to close, 100% of proceeds will be donated to CHOC in Julian’s honor. Additionally, 100% of the proceeds from our September Pie of the Month, the Quattro Formagi, will be donated Finally, guests can donate a brand new Lego kit of their choice. A collection box is located at the front of the shop.

Please note that all donated Lego kits must be brand new, in the box. Because of hospital regulations, used kits cannot be accepted.

Lauren Roberts, daughter of partners Jeff and Erica Roberts, was Julian’s classmate. Subsequently, Lauren joined with friends to create “Sweet Things“, which are available year-round in our grab and go case. 100% of the proceeds from these items are donated to CHOC on an ongoing basis. Because of this, our guests can support CHOC year-round.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to Julian’s Lego Corner, visit the CHOC website. Please be sure to denote that your donation is for Julian’s Lego Corner via Sgt. Pepperoni’s.

Vote Sgt. Pepperoni’s Orange County’s Best Pizza!

It’s that time of year! OC Weekly’s annual “Best of Orange County” issue covers all of the best our county has to offer. From eateries to events, people to places, this is one of the most definitive guides to the greatest in OC.

While the editors of OCW are ultimately in charge of who takes home the top prizes, you can help us represent for Newport Beach. Each year, readers can nominate their favorite in each category- giving you the power to recognize your picks! While there are almost as many styles of pizza as there are people, we hope you love New York style pie as much as we do.

Vote for Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store

  1. Head on over to
  2. Click Food and Drink
  3. Vote for your favorites (maybe the homies Oak and Coal for Best Japanese?)
  4. Fill in Sgt. Pepperoni’s under Best Pizza
  5. Submit!

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