The Pizza & Beer Authority Debuts in Jacksonville, N.C. Beginning Today, December 15
December 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a national casual dining restaurant known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza and vast craft beer selection, announced today that it has opened its second North Carolina location in Jacksonville at 4157 Western Boulevard. The restaurant will create nearly 120 jobs for the area. To celebrate the opening in Jacksonville, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has partnered with local charity, Hope for the Warriors®. One dollar from every Chicago 7™ and Meat Me™ specialty pizza ordered after 3 p.m. this month through January 4 will be donated to the organization in support of post-9/11 service members who were injured in the line of duty.
"Hope for the Warriors® has a long history of serving the Wounded Warrior Battalion East and Camp LeJeune so we're proud to partner with them to raise funds to benefit our wounded service members," said Mike Mrlik, President of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom. "We can't think of a better way to celebrate our opening than to invest in the well-being of our newfound community. We look forward to introducing everyone in Jacksonville to our freshly, handcrafted pizza and diverse menu of world-class craft beers this month while helping out an incredible organization such as Hope for the Warriors®."
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom offers an expansive menu ranging from shareable appetizers and fresh salads to taproom classics including hearty burgers and handcrafted pizzas. Since its inception, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has been committed to serving the highest quality pizza and craft beer the right way. Old Chicago Jacksonville will feature a variety of Carolina craft beers from breweries such as Foothills Brewing Company and Lonerider Brewing Company. Also, among the variety of 14 specialty pizzas guests may choose from, these two most popular pizzas will benefit Hope for the Warriors®:
The 6,000-square-foot restaurant, including patio dining, also features nine HD televisions for prime sports viewing along with 36 beer taps pouring the finest brews tasted and selected by a Certified Cicerone® - the equivalent to a wine sommelier in the beer world.
Whether its lunch, a first date or a sporting championship celebration, the Jacksonville community is 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 2 a.m. To learn more about Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, visit www.oldchicago.com.
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 96 restaurants. With over 30 craft beers on tap, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom 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.
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 casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, including ChopHouse and Big River, 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 that tout 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. In 2000, the CraftWorks Foundation was formed and has contributed millions of dollars positively impacting communities throughout the country. For additional information about CraftWorks, the foundation and its craft brewery restaurant brands, please visit www.craftworksrestaurants.com.
The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.