Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Rock Springs, WY






Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Rock Springs, WY

The Craft Beer Authority Brings Its World Class Craft Beer and Crave-able Menu — Along With a Good Cause – to Rock Springs Residents This October

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Rock Springs, WYOld 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 1675 Sunset Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 on October 16th.  This store opening will be the 4th Old Chicago in Wyoming, and the 106th location nationwide.

Guests can order four hand-crafted dough options, including Chicago Thick, a Tavern Thin, an Original Deep Dish, and an Ale-Infused dough that highlight the twelve 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 Rock Springs guests.  This location will also be open for breakfast, and have three banquet rooms, offering a customizable banquet/party menu.

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!  “We are excited and proud to serve some of the best local and regional beers in Wyoming by bringing the Craft Beer Authority to Rock Springs.  We know our guests will love our Mini Tours, Explorer Series, and discovering new and unique brews, or enjoying their local favorite!” states General Manager Michael Martin.

One restaurant staple that will not be on the menu is their strong commitment to giving back to its community. Not only will Old Chicago be joining the restaurant scene in Rock Springs, but it will also be joining the city’s commitment to offer its residents a better and brighter future by partnering with Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen.  Old Chicago is donating proceeds from its pre-opening events on October 12th to October 14th to the local nonprofit.  Representatives from Loaves and Fishes will be on-site during all three of Old Chicago’s pre-opening dinners to spread the word and help raise charitable contributions.  In addition, from 10/16/17-10/29/17, Old Chicago will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 pizza sold to add to the Loaves and Fishes donation total.  “Come visit our new location and help us achieve our goal of raising over $5k for Loaves and Fishes.” states Martin.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Old Chicago family, and we are thrilled to bring OC to Rock Springs,” says John D. Johnson, principal of the Johnson Restaurant Group, a Wyoming based franchisee with locations in Wyoming and Montana.  “We are excited to continue our growth opening our fifth Old Chicago by bringing the great food, beer, and the crafted experience of Old Chicago to our guests in Rock Springs”.

Mark A. Belanger, CFE, Vice President of Global Franchise Operations and 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.

To celebrate the upcoming opening, Old Chicago will be offering free pizza for a year to the first 100 guests on opening day (doors open at 11am on October 16, 2017).

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opening in Rock Springs, WY

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 more than 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.

Established in 1990, and inspired by the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen feeds those who are hungry in Sweetwater County.  They serve hot meals to those in need Monday through Friday each week, rotating among churches in Rock Springs and Green River.  They operate solely on the donations of money, food, and time donated by local businesses, churches, and individuals.  For additional information about Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, please visit www.facebook.com/loaves-and-fishes-soup-kitchen.