Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Salina, KS

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Salina, KS

The Craft Beer Authority Brings Its World Class Craft Beer and Crave-able Menu – Along With a Good Cause – to Salina Residents This December

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Salina, KSSalina, KS  (RestaurantNews.com)  Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, an energetic and welcoming full service restaurant known for its world class beer list full of local and regional craft beer offerings, combined with its delicious, hand crafted pizza and taproom fare, will open its newest location at 214 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS 67401 on December 17th.  This store opening will be the 12th Old Chicago in Kansas, and the 108th 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 Salina.  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!

One restaurant staple that will not be on the menu is their strong commitment to giving back to the community. Old Chicago Salina has partnered with the O’Brate Foundation, where they will be donating proceeds from the pre-opening events on December 15th and December 16th to the local nonprofit.  Representatives from the O’Brate Foundation will be on-site to help raise charitable contributions.  In addition, from 12/17/18 to 1/13/19, Old Chicago will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 Pizza sold to add to the O’Brate Foundation donation total.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Salina, KS

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Old Chicago family; we are excited to open our fifth Old Chicago location and bring the Craft Beer Authority to Salina,” says Amro Samy, Owner of Samys Enterprises, a franchisee group with Old Chicago locations in Garden City, Manhattan, Liberal and Lawrence, Kansas.  “We know our guests will love our Mini Tours, Explorer Series, and discovering new and unique local and regional Kansas beers, or enjoying their local favorite! We think our guests in Salina will enjoy the great food, beer, and crafted experience of Old Chicago.”

Mark A. Belanger, CFE, President of Global Franchise Development for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., operating company of Old Chicago is excited about the franchise growth.  “We are thrilled to be working closely with our franchise partners as they open additional OC restaurants.  As we execute on our strategic growth plan, we will continue to seek strong franchisees as a vital component in further OC national expansion in 2018 and beyond” states Belanger.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Salina, KS

About Old Chicago

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 23 states with more than 100 restaurants. A top loyalty brand in the U.S., award winning and voted Best Franchise to buy in 2018 by Franchise Times.  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. 

About CraftWorks Holdings, LLC

CraftWorks Holdings, LLC is a leader in full-service dining, with a national footprint of over 390 restaurants and breweries in 40 states and the District of Columbia. CraftWorks Holdings is dedicated to providing affordable and unique takes on American fare, offering its customers a differentiated dining experience and compelling value proposition. The company’s diverse portfolio of restaurant brands includes Logan’s Roadhouse, a leading mid-scale steakhouse serving mesquite wood-fire grilled steaks; Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, which specializes in hand-crafted signature pizzas and a wide array of craft beer on tap; and the Brewery Division, a collection of restaurant-brewery brands, including Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, featuring high quality, locally brewed craft beer paired with a craveable beer-centric menu. 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.

About O’Brate Foundation

Established in 2012, the O’Brate Foundation’s mission is to “Bridge the Gap” and strive to improve the chance for success of Kansas youth ages 17-25.  They do this by providing opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Kansas by assisting with emergency needs, providing educational scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing specific stumbling blocks lying in their path on the road to success. For additional information about the O’Brate Foundation, please visit www.obratefoundation.org.

Dominique Romero