Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom started serving its handcrafted Chicago-style pizza, taproom fare and world-class selection of local and regional craft beer to everyone in North Kansas City on Wednesday, January 15.

Located at 1920 Diamond Pkwy., the new restaurant will celebrate its grand opening by giving the first 100 dine-in guests Free Pizza for a Year! Doors will open at 11 a.m.

Along with its focus on high-quality beers, great food and good times, Old Chicago is renowned for its commitment to active involvement in its local communities. Owned by Jay and Sanjay Koshiya of KMG Hospitality, the new restaurant is donating all alcohol sales from pre-opening events to the First Hand Foundation. Then, beginning opening day and continuing through Feb. 9, Old Chicago North Kansas City will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 Pizza sold and 10% of every online to-go order that uses the code GIVEBACK. After February 9, when the total amount is raised, Old Chicago will present a check donation to the First Hand Foundation.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the craft beer authority to a new part of North Kansas City,” says franchisee Sanjay Koshiya. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community while delivering our commitment to innovation and excellence in craft beer, delicious dishes and genuine hospitality.”

Guests at the new restaurant will have the opportunity to enjoy five hand-crafted dough options, including Chicago Thick, Tavern Thin, Bottoms-Up Deep Dish, Gluten-Free, 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 North Kansas City. With a focus on local beer, 36 craft beers on tap and more than 100 craft beers available on the menu, the craft beer authority has something for everyone. A beer expert is always on staff and guests can complete the World Beer Tour and earn OC Bucks to spend on food and beverage savings.

“Kansas City is full of opportunity, so we are thrilled to continue expansion in the area,” adds Mark Belanger, president of global franchise development for CraftWorks Holdings, the operating company of Old Chicago. “Jay and Sanjay are great partners and franchisees. We are lucky to have them on our team. They will undoubtedly do an incredible job with this new Old Chicago restaurant.”

North Kansas City’s new Old Chicago will be open every day from 11 a.m. to midnight. The new restaurant marks the fifth Old Chicago in Missouri and 111th system-wide.

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