October 19, 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 Pueblo, Colorado at 3204 North Elizabeth Street. The new restaurant, scheduled to open on Oct. 26, 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 will be giving "Pizza For a Year" booklets to the first 100 people in line on Oct. 26. The restaurant has also partnered with Posada, a community based nonprofit organization that provides shelter, supportive services and housing to homeless families, unaccompanied youth and single individuals, and will donate one dollar from every Chicago 7 specialty pizza ordered on Oct. 26 through Nov. 6 to the organization, as well as proceeds from Old Chicago's preview events on Oct. 23-25.
"We're so excited to introduce everyone in Pueblo to our freshly hand-made pizza, diverse menu of world-class craft beers and quality, handcrafted taproom classics," said Rich Tuscher, general manager of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom in Pueblo. "Our commitment to community extends beyond the dining room as we join forces with Posada to raise funds for local families in need. We look forward to serving the city of Pueblo for many years to come."
To signify Old Chicago's new location in Pueblo, the restaurant has also partnered with DiSanti Farms, a fresh fruit and vegetable farm located on the St. Charles Mesa in Pueblo, to offer roasted chilies as a pizza topping. Additionally, the restaurant will feature the "DiSanti Classic" as a permanent menu item for guests to order all year-round – Old Chicago's Classic Pizza topped with roasted chilies.
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:
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 Pueblo 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 2 a.m. Old Chicago in Pueblo 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.
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 more than 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.
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.
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