Football season is synonymous with food and craft beer and Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is once again treating guests to an expansive array of championship menu items. The national casual dining restaurant, known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza and vast craft beer selection, is rolling out game time options that are sure to satisfy any taste bud, making Old Chicago the natural choice for pre-, during and post-game festivities.
“We wanted to create an atmosphere that makes our guests feel like they are in the stadium, while giving them an experience that goes beyond just dining in a restaurant,” said Jason Murphy, Old Chicago’s brand manager. “The natural energy that comes with watching football paired with our carefully selected featured menu items, craft beer and cocktail lineup and numerous interactive, prize awarding initiatives will make for a thrilling and exhilarating NFL season.”
Available now, Old Chicago locations nationwide are offering the OC Gridiron Classics menu available Saturdays and Sundays all day long, and Mondays and Thursdays during game times, featuring appetizers, entrees and combos that every football fan will be cheering for. To start, guests can select from a lineup of mouthwatering apps including classic or boneless chicken wings tossed in the guest’s choice of sauce and served with celery sticks, Sicilian Pepperoni or Buffalo Chicken Rolls, and the limited-time Buffalo Poutine – French fries smothered in buffalo gravy and topped with fried cheese curds that have been tossed in Buffalo sauce, then finished with tomatoes, green onions and more Buffalo sauce.For extra fuel as the game heads into the second half, guests can fulfill their cravings with touchdown entree options including the Buffalo Chicken pizza made with roasted chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes and shaved celery topped with pepper jack and mozzarella cheeses on top of bleu cheese dressing and Buffalo sauce; Chicken Fried Buffalo Chicken sandwich served with choice of side; and the limited-time Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese made with Buffalo sauce and creamy beer cheddar sauce, boneless chicken wings, bacon and crushed red pepper topped with cheddar cheese, bread crumbs and a Buffalo sauce drizzle.
A successful football tailgate isn’t complete without a top-notch beer and cocktail selection to wash it all down! Also available Saturdays and Sundays, and Mondays and Thursdays during game times, Old Chicago is offering pint and tall size glasses of their football brew lineup – Coors Light, Miller Late, Blue Moon and Leinenkugel’s – as well as Sriracha Bloody Mary, Hail Mary and Beermosa cocktails. There’s no better place to grab a unique craft beer or cocktail and catch all the football action!
To round out the football season offerings, Old Chicago is encouraging some friendly competition with the Beat the Leader challenge where one lucky winner will receive a trip to a NFL game of their choice. For more information on Beat the Leader and to sign up to compete, visit www.beattheleader.com. Guests will also be able to participate in the Gridiron Mini Tour, where they will earn points based on their beer selection from September 9 – October 4. And as if fans needed another reason to post pictures of their Old Chicago football viewing experiences on social media, another lucky fan will have a chance to win a trip to a NFL game of their choice by using the hashtag #HOOKEDONGRIDIRON when positing to Twitter and Instagram. For full terms and condition and to learn more about Old Chicago, visit www.oldchicago.com.
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 22 states with 100 restaurants. 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.
CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. is the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country with nearly 200 franchised and company-owned restaurants primarily operating under the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries brands. As a leader in the craft beer focused casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, and employs more than 12,000 people throughout the U.S. All of CraftWorks’ restaurant brands have innovative menus with made-from-scratch food and a vast selection of unique craft beer, as well as unbeatable service and loyalty programs with over a half-million active members. Based in Broomfield, Colo., 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.