Award-winning pizza brand brings world class craft beer, a crave-able menu, and a good cause to Rapid City residents this May
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a welcoming neighborhood restaurant known for its local and legendary craft beer selection, along with its delicious, hand crafted pizza and taproom fare, will open its newest location at 1718 Eglin St., Rapid City, SD 57701 on May 24th. This store opening will be the 1st Old Chicago in South Dakota and the 81st location nationwide.
Guests at Old Chicago can enjoy pizza made with scratch-made crust and freshly prepared ingredients honoring the influence of Italian tradition and American innovation. Old Chicago knows that pizza and beer are best friends, which is why each restaurant carries more than 110 local and legendary craft beers from down the street and around the globe. A beer expert is always on staff to guide guests to discover their new favorite pint through the World Beer Tour where they can earn OC Bucks towards future food and beverage savings.
One restaurant staple that is not be on the menu is their strong commitment to giving back to the community. Old Chicago Rapid City has partnered with Black Hills Works, and will be donating proceeds from the pre-opening events on May 20th to May 22nd to the local nonprofit.
Representatives from Black Hills Works will be on-site to help raise charitable contributions. In addition, from 5/24/21-6/20/21, Old Chicago will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 Pizza sold, plus 10% off all online to-go orders (using promo code BLACKHILLS) to add to the Black Hills Works donation total.
To celebrate the upcoming opening, Old Chicago Rapid City will be offering free pizza for a year to the first 100 guests on opening day (doors open at 11am on Monday, May 24, 2021).
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Old Chicago family; we are thrilled to bring Old Chicago to South Dakota,” says John D. Johnson, principal of the Johnson Restaurant Group, a Wyoming based franchisee group with locations in Bozeman, Billings, and Missoula, Montana, as well as Casper, Rock Springs, and Gillette, Wyoming. “We are excited to continue our growth, opening our seventh Old Chicago location by bringing the great food, beer, and legendary experience of Old Chicago to our guests in Rapid City”.
Josh Kern, Chief Marketing Officer for SPB Hospitality is excited about the franchise growth. “We are thrilled to be working closely with our franchise partners as they open new Old Chicago restaurants. As we execute on our strategic growth plan, we will continue to seek strong franchisees as a vital component in further national expansion in 2021 and beyond” states Kern.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is a restaurant specializing in a deep-rooted tradition of authentic pizzas, taproom fare and local and legendary craft beers. Founded in 1976, Old Chicago operates almost 100 restaurants in 24 states. Voted “Best Franchise to Buy in 2019” by Franchise Times, Old Chicago is an award-winning, top loyalty brand in the U.S. Old Chicago is also the home of the World Beer Tour, which rewards members for enjoying 110 of the best craft beers from down the street to across the globe. Visit oldchicago.com to learn more and to find the restaurant nearest you. For information about franchise opportunities, visit ocfranchising.com.
SPB Hospitality is a leading operator and franchisor of full-service dining restaurants, spanning a national footprint of hundreds of restaurants and breweries in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The Company’s diverse portfolio of restaurant brands includes Logan’s Roadhouse, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, and a collection of restaurant-brewery brands, including Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. SPB Hospitality also operates a collection of specialty restaurant concepts including ChopHouse & Brewery, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, AIA Ale Works Restaurant & Taproom, Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, and Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.
Black Hills Works provides adults with disabilities support on where they live, where they work, and how they spend their free time by offering programs and services to those in need. They strive to create a community where everyone participates to achieve a life of full potential. For additional information about Black Hills Works, please visit blackhillsworks.org.