Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Coming Soon To Restaurant Scene In Kansas City

Leader in Casual Dining Introduces Unique, World-Class Flavors in Shoal Creek This October 

September 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant known for its delicious, handmade pizza and craft beers, announced today that its newest location is slated to open in Shoal Creek, Mo., at 8251 N. Booth Ave. The new restaurant, scheduled to open on Oct. 5, will be the city's first location, and will create approximately 120 jobs for the area. To celebrate the upcoming opening, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has partnered with the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City and will donate proceeds from its pre-opening dinners on Oct. 1 – 3 to the organization.

"We're excited to introduce our freshly hand-made pizza, diverse menu of world-class craft beers and quality, handcrafted taproom classics to the Shoal Creek community," said Taylor James Ewing, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Shoal Creek general manager. "We look forward to becoming a favorite dining destination for local residents and businesses alike."

Old Chicago serves its made-from-scratch pizza in locations nationwide and offers three crust types that are made in-house every day — Chicago Thick, a buttery hand-tossed cornmeal crust, served in the pan; Tavern Thin, which has a light and crispy texture and is served square-cut and Ale Crust, a soft and lightly sweetened handcrafted crust spiked with brown ale. Loaded with a variety of mouthwatering toppings, every pizza is made to order. Some of the most popular specialty pizza selections include:

  • Chicago 7 Pizza – Pepperoni, Italian sausage, red onions, black olives, green peppers, sliced mushrooms and signature house pizza sauce.
  • Meat Me Pizza – Loaded with four premium meaty toppings and garnished with green olives and fresh basil.
  • Thai Pie – Roasted chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, broccoli and Thai chili sauce, topped with green onions, teriyaki, sesame seeds, mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • Tuscan Chicken with Spinach – Lemon garlic sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, applewood spiced chicken, bruschetta tomatoes and roasted garlic, then topped with fresh spinach tossed in lemon vinaigrette.

Since its inception, Old Chicago has been committed to being the best place to share a world-class pizza and great craft beer. Whether it's lunch, a first date or a sporting championship celebration, the Shoal Creek community will always be welcome to gather around at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom to share good times, great beer and made-from-scratch food daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Old Chicago in Shoal Creek will also offer catering services for pickup at the restaurant.

A leader in the traditional casual dining space, Old Chicago has been serving handcrafted food and local craft beers in Colorado and in cities across the nation for 39 years. Old Chicago is dedicated to providing quality food creations and to showcasing craft brewers, while providing great value in a welcoming atmosphere. To learn more about Old Chicago, visit www.oldchicago.com.

About Old Chicago

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom (Old Chicago) is a traditional, casual dining restaurant specializing in Chicago-style pizzas, taproom classics and craft beer. Founded in 1976, Old Chicago operates in 22 states with 100 restaurants. With over 30 craft beers on tap, Old Chicago is also the home of the World Beer Tour which rewards members for enjoying 110 of the best craft beers from across the globe. Visit www.oldchicago.com to learn more and to find the restaurant nearest you. For information about franchise opportunities, visit www.ocfranchising.com.

About CraftWorks

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. is the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country with nearly 200 franchised and company-owned restaurants primarily operating under the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries brands. As a leader in the craft beer focused casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, and employs more than 12,000 people throughout the U.S. All of CraftWorks' restaurant brands have innovative menus with made-from-scratch food and a vast selection of unique craft beer, as well as unbeatable service and loyalty programs with over a half-million active members. Based in Broomfield, Colo., CraftWorks is not only committed to serving its loyal guests, but also the communities in which its restaurants operate. The CraftWorks Foundation has contributed millions of dollars, positively impacting communities throughout the country. For additional information about CraftWorks, the Foundation, and its restaurant brands, please visit www.craftworksrestaurants.com.

SOURCE Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom


Andie Biederman
Fish Consulting


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