Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Launches Virtual Restaurant with Barilla

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) is launching a new virtual restaurant in partnership with Barilla, the world's largest pasta producer, available exclusively on Grubhub. Barilla Italian Pasteria is now open, dishing out hearty, comforting pasta dishes, delivered right to your door. For every order placed from now through the end of March, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feeding America, an organization devoted to ending the hunger crisis in the United States. 

The Barilla Italian Pasteria menu pays homage to Barilla’s family-run pastificio and bakery founded almost 150 years ago in Parma, Italy. Lettuce Entertain You Chef/Proprietor J. Joho (Everest) in collaboration with Chef David DiGregorio (Osteria Via Stato) and Chef Cory Morris developed the menu alongside the Barilla culinary team to create a selection of classic and seasonal pasta dishes for lunch and dinner, including Rigatoni Bolognese, Butternut Squash Orzo "Risotto” Ziti con Funghi and more. View the full Barilla Pasteria menu here. 

“Now more than ever, people are looking for delicious and comforting delivery options to enjoy at home. That's why we are thrilled to partner with Barilla, some of the best pasta makers in the country, on this virtual restaurant," says R.J. Melman, President of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. "This collaboration marks our third with Grubhub and we are excited to work with Barilla, another family-owned company on this project."   

“Barilla, as other food companies, has played an important role to bring not just food, but also joy to consumers’ tables during these difficult times. From the amazing work that our plant workers are doing to ensure products availability in stores, to our commitment to support charities addressing food insecurity, our company is working tirelessly to support our communities. That is why we are so proud to work with LEYE and Grubhub, our neighbors in Chicago, to give to people a new way to stay safe #AtHomeWithBarilla, and enjoy a delicious plate of pasta together.” says Jean-Pierre Comte, President - Barilla Americas. 

Barilla Italian Pasteria is available for delivery daily from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday - Thursday, 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM Friday - Saturday, throughout Chicago, exclusively on Grubhub. The restaurant will service downtown Chicago, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview.

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