Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom will open its newest location at 2950 E. Germann Rd., Chandler, Arizona, 85286 on May 20. This store opening will be the second Old Chicago in Arizona, and the 109th location nationwide.
Guests can order five hand-crafted dough options, including Chicago Thick, a Tavern Thin, an Original Deep Dish, a Gluten-Free crust, and an Ale-Infused dough that highlight the eleven specialty pizzas on the menu. Famous taproom starters such as the Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls, and the one-of-a-kind Italian Nachos will also be sure to delight guests in Chandler. With over 40 draft beers available, more than 90 craft beers available on the menu and a beer expert always on staff, The Craft Beer Authority has something for everyone!
True to its roots is Old Chicago’s strong commitment to giving back to the community. Old Chicago Chandler has partnered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, where they will be raising money during their pre-opening events from May 16th to May 18th to benefit the local nonprofit. Representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona will be on-site to help raise charitable contributions.
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Old Chicago family; we are thrilled to bring the Craft Beer Authority to Chandler,” says Jim Gardner, Operating Principal of OC Restaurants, LLC, a franchisee group that has a current location in Hays, Kansas, and is planning to open additional Old Chicago locations in Nevada, Arizona, and Missouri. “We have an amazing veteran OC management team with a combined 52 years of Old Chicago experience led by Jeff Daley (Director of Operations), Mike Vaske (GM), and managers Danielle Monaco, Courtney Biers, and Miguel Amaro. We are excited for guests to meet our team and experience our new store, continuing our growth with the opening of our second Old Chicago by bringing the great food, beer, and the crafted experience of Old Chicago to Chandler”.
“We are thrilled to be working closely with Jim and his team as they open additional Old Chicago restaurants,” adds Mark A. Belanger, president, Global Franchise Development, CraftWorks Holdings, (operating company of Old Chicago). “As we execute on our strategic growth plans, we will continue to seek strong franchisees as a vital component in further OC national expansion in 2019 and beyond” states Belanger.
Founded in 1976, Old Chicago operates in 23 states with more than 100 restaurants.