Aurelio’s Italian Sausage is Named Official Sausage of the Joliet Slammers

Aurelio’s Italian Sausage has been named the exclusive and official sausage of the Joliet Slammers, bringing two great passions together – Aurelio’s and baseball.

For the 2012 game season, Slammers’ fans will have a new, but familiar, option at the concessions, Aurelio’s Italian Sausage. The sausage will be available grilled and will be sold throughout the Silver Cross Field ballpark.

“We are excited to be named the exclusive, official Italian Sausage of the Joliet Slammers,” said Kirk Mauriello, Director of Franchising, Aurelio’s Pizza. “Baseball and Aurelio’s go hand in hand as people love both. This is a perfect fit for our brand.”

About Aurelio’s Pizza:

With a history as rich and entrenched in the community as the pizza it’s famous for, the very first Aurelio’s restaurant opened on Ridge Road in Homewood, as the pride and joy of Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. who decided to give it a go as a restaurateur at the age of 26. With its legendary “old oven” dating back to 1959 in its Homewood location, Aurelio’s was one of the pioneers of the family pizzeria concept in the United States and helped to launch pizza into the American lexicon. Since that time, Aurelio’s has become one of Chicagoland’s claims to fame. And, transplanted Chicagoans all over the map have helped to bring their favorite pizzeria franchise to 43 cities across six states, growing a strong fan base for the taste of Aurelio’s. For additional information, please visit:

About Aurelio’s Sausage:

Aurelio’s has been manufacturing its famed sausage in Chicago’s South Suburbs for more than four decades. Aurelio’s only uses the highest quality, all natural ingredients. In addition to producing fresh sausage daily for its bestselling pizzas across every Aurelio’s location, in 2010, the company began selling the sausage links to over 70 independent grocery stores throughout the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, including Walt’s, Stack and Van Til, Berkots, Ultra foods, FreshLine Foods, Fairway foods, Rio Valley Market, Express Wholesale Grocers, Mario’s Market West, Central Market, Edmar Foods, Spring Valley Supermarket, Fair Share Fine Foods, Halsted Foods, Wiseway Food Center, Super Save, El Ray Foods and Town and Country Foods.

About the Joliet Slammers:

Part of the Frontier League Professional Baseball, which is the longest continually operating independent baseball league in the country, the Joliet Slammers had their first season and Pioneer League Championship win in 2011. With the Frontier League’s unique age limit –all players (with one exception) must be under 28 – fans experience a young, exciting  brand of baseball and one that has been the launching pad for many Major League careers.  Located in the heart of downtown Joliet, the Slammers play their home games at the 6,000 plus capacity Silver Cross Field.