Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Is Now Open In Dallas



Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Is Now Open In DallasThe Pizza & Beer Authority Debuts at Mockingbird Station Beginning Today, December 8

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Is Now Open In DallasOld Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a national casual dining restaurant known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza and vast craft beer selection, announced today that it has opened its first location in Dallas at 5319 Mockingbird Station, Suite 100. The restaurant will create nearly 120 jobs for the area. To celebrate the opening in Dallas, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has partnered with local charity, CitySquare. One dollar from every Chicago 7™ and Meat Me™ specialty pizza ordered after 3 p.m. this month through January 4 will be donated to the organization in support of the fight against hunger and poverty.

“CitySquare has a long history of serving the city of Dallas as well as the region and we’re proud to partner with them to raise funds to help fight the root causes of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship,” said Mike Mrlik, President of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our opening than to invest in the well-being of our newfound community. We look forward to introducing everyone in Dallas to our freshly, handcrafted pizza and diverse menu of world-class craft beers this month while helping out an incredible organization such as CitySquare.”

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom offers an expansive menu ranging from shareable appetizers and fresh salads to taproom classics including hearty burgers and handcrafted pizzas. Since its inception, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has been committed to serving the highest quality pizza and craft beer the right way. Old Chicago Mockingbird will feature a variety of Texas craft beers from breweries such as Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Rahr & Sons Brewing Company. Also, among the variety of 14 specialty pizzas that guests may choose from, these two most popular pizzas will benefit CitySquare:

  • Chicago 7™– Pepperoni, Italian sausage, red onions, black olives, green peppers, sliced mushrooms and signature house pizza sauce.
  • Meat Me™ – Loaded with four premium meaty toppings and garnished with green olives and fresh basil.

The 5,930-square-foot restaurant, including patio dining, also features 16 HD televisions for prime sports viewing along with 36 beer taps pouring the finest brews tasted and selected by a Certified Cicerone – the equivalent to a wine sommelier in the beer world.

Whether its lunch, a first date or a sporting championship celebration, Dallas is welcome to gather around at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom to share good times, great beer and made-from-scratch food daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.  To learn more about Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, visit www.oldchicago.com.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Is Now Open In DallasOld 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 96 restaurants. With over 30 craft beers on tap, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom 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 casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, including ChopHouse and Big River, 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 that tout 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.  In 2000, the CraftWorks Foundation was formed and has contributed millions of dollars positively impacting communities throughout the country. For additional information about CraftWorks, the foundation and its craft brewery restaurant brands, please visit www.craftworksrestaurants.com.

CitySquare fights poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship with programs that feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless, and renew hope in the heart of the city. For more than 25 years, CitySquare has addressed the root causes of poverty by working together with the people they serve. Originally started as the Central Dallas Ministries Food Pantry, CitySquare has grown to be one of the largest, most effective social services organizations in Texas serving more than 50,000 unduplicated neighbors each year through its 14 different programs. CitySquare serves three populations of people living in poverty—the homeless, the working poor, and at-risk youth. Its interlocking network of programs can be categorized into four key areas: Hunger, Health, Housing, and Hope. Combined, our programs reach more than 50,000 men, women, and children each year. CitySquare offers a variety of poverty-fighting programs throughout Dallas, as well, in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco. For more information, go to www.CitySquare.org.