Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant known for its delicious, handmade pizza and craft beers, announced that its newest location is slated to open in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 1579 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. The new restaurant, scheduled to open December 22, will be the city's fifth location and will create around 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 December 22. The restaurant has also partnered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 specialty pizza ordered on December 22 through January 1 to the organization, as well as proceeds from Old Chicago's preview events on December 19-20.
"Colorado residents go crazy for Old Chicago, so we're really excited to add another location into the mix in Colorado Springs so everyone can enjoy our freshly hand-made pizza, diverse menu of world-class craft beers and quality, handcrafted taproom classics," says Allison Raitz, general manager of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom in Colorado Springs. "Our commitment to community extends beyond the dining room as we join forces with Big Brother Big Sisters to raise funds for deserving children in our area. We look forward to serving the city of Colorado Springs for many years to come."
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. 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.