Devils Captain Hischier, Calandra's Bakery Announce Partnership

Nico Hischier to make two special appearances at Calandra’s restaurants

New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier and Calandra’s Bakery recently announced a partnership for the 2023-24 season. As part of the agreement, Nico will make two special appearances at Calandra’s restaurants throughout the season providing Calandra’s customers and Devils fans the unique opportunity to meet and interact with the team’s captain. The first appearance took place October 10 at Il Vecchio Café in Caldwell, NJ with a second appearance a TBD event in February/March.

Throughout the entire 2023-24 season, Calandra’s will be selling custom designed Hischier-branded gift cards with 20% of all sales donated to the Devils Youth Foundation. Additionally, Calandra’s will be raffling off signed Nico jerseys at various events throughout the season. Calandra’s Bakery Caldwell will also be selling Nico-themed cookies during the year.

Calandra’s is once again a corporate partner serving as the “Official Bakery and Bread of the New Jersey Devils.” They will continue this season hosting three away game viewing parties at their restaurants and also serve as the presenting partner of the birthday scroll program.

“I’m really happy to be working together with a local business here in New Jersey, while I can support the Devils Youth Foundation,” said Nico Hischier, Captain of the New Jersey Devils. “It’s really important to me; we’ve done things as a team already, I’ve been to some events, and it’s just great to be able to give something back to our community. Allison Blitzer, and all that they do for the community with the Foundation, did such a great job to get this Foundation going to do so many good things in our community. For me, it’s just nice to be able to contribute.”

About the New Jersey Devils:

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About Calandra’s Bakery:

Our story begins in 1962 with the opening of Calandra’s Bakery in Newark, New Jersey. Italian immigrant, Luciano Calandra, went into business for himself opening a small Italian-French bakery. Mr. Calandra and his wife Ortenza quickly developed a reputation for producing delicious bread.

Luciano would later pass his strong work ethic and inner workings down to his sons, Anthony and Luciano Jr, emphasizing family and the belief that the customer is always right.

Today, Calandra’s Bakery in Newark is a 50,000-square-foot operation with two additional bakeries.  All three bakeries deliver their products to more than 500 supermarkets, delis, and restaurants in the tri-state area.

Although the family’s business has grown substantially since 1962, two things remain unchanged: Calandra’s Bakery is still synonymous with delicious bread, and the family remains driven by hard work, traditional family values, and a focus on customer service.

“Where we greet you and feed you like family”

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