Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opens in Vincennes, IN






Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opens in Vincennes, IN

The Craft Beer Authority Brings Its World Class Craft Beer and Crave-able Menu – Along With a Good Cause – to Vincennes Residents

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opens in Vincennes, INOld 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, opened its newest location at 529 Main Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 in the Old New Moon Theatre on June 25th.  This store opening is the 3rd Old Chicago in Indiana, and the 108th location nationwide.

Guests can order five hand-crafted dough options, including Chicago Thick, a Tavern Thin, an Original Deep Dish, a Gluten Free crust, and an Ale-Infused dough that highlight the eleven 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 guests in Vincennes.  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!

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opens in Vincennes, IN

One restaurant staple that will not be on the menu is their strong commitment to giving back to the community. Old Chicago Vincennes partnered with the YMCA of Vincennes, where they donated proceeds from the pre-opening events on June 21st to June 23rd to the local nonprofit.  Representatives from the YMCA of Vincennes were on-site to help raise charitable contributions.  In addition, from 6/25/18 to 7/31/18, Old Chicago will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 Pizza sold, plus 10% off all online to-go orders (using promo code YMCA) to add to the YMCA of Vincennes donation total.

To celebrate the opening, Old Chicago Vincennes offered free pizza for a year to the first 100 guests on opening day.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Old Chicago family; we are excited to open our first Old Chicago location and bring the Craft Beer Authority to Vincennes,” says David Niehaus, Co-Owner and Operating Partner of BDE Dining LLC., a franchisee group planning to open additional Old Chicago locations in Indiana and Kentucky.  “We know our guests will love our Mini Tours, Explorer Series, and discovering new and unique local and regional Indiana beers, or enjoying their local favorite! We think our guests in Vincennes will enjoy the great food, beer, and crafted experience of Old Chicago.”

Mark A. Belanger, CFE, President of Global Franchise 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.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Opens in Vincennes, IN

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 24 states with more than 100 restaurants. A top loyalty brand in the U.S., award winning and voted Best Franchise to buy in 2018 by Franchise Times.  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 nearly 10,000 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.

The YMCA of Vincennes was founded in 1851, with the cornerstone being laid in 1912.  Their core values include caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and from those they make accessible opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow, and thrive.  They focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  They have a strategic plan to strengthen the Knox County community by identifying the social and health needs of Knox County, enhancing their member experience by improving health and wellbeing, and ensuring financial sustainability to continue to work and support their neighbors and future generations.  For additional information about the YMCA of Vincennes, please visit www.vincennesymca.com.