The Craft Beer Authority Brings Its World Class Craft Beer and Crave-able Menu – Along With a Good Cause – to Missoula Residents This December
Missoula, MT (RestaurantNews.com) Old 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 3630 N. Reserve, Missoula, MT 59808 on December 30th. This store opening will be the 3rd Old Chicago in Montana, and the 109th 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 Missoula. 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!
One restaurant staple that will not be on the menu is their strong commitment to giving back to the community. Old Chicago Missoula has partnered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, where they will be donating proceeds from the pre-opening events on December 19th to December 21st to the local nonprofit. Representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters will be on-site to help raise charitable contributions. In addition, from 12/30/18-1/27/19, Old Chicago will donate $1 from every Chicago 7 Pizza sold, plus 10% off all online to-go orders (using promo code BBBS) to add to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula donation total.
To celebrate the upcoming opening, Old Chicago Missoula will be offering free pizza for a year to the first 100 guests on opening day (doors open at 11am on Sunday, December 30, 2018).
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Old Chicago family; we are thrilled to bring the Craft Beer Authority to Missoula,” says John D. Johnson, principal of the Johnson Restaurant Group, a Wyoming based franchisee group with locations in Bozeman and Billings, Montana, as well as Casper, Rock Springs, and Gillette, Wyoming. “We are excited to continue our growth opening our sixth Old Chicago by bringing the great food, beer, and the crafted experience of Old Chicago to our guests in Missoula”.
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 2019 and beyond” states Belanger.
About Old Chicago
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 23 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.
About CraftWorks Holdings, LLC
CraftWorks Holdings, LLC is a leader in full-service dining, with a national footprint of over 390 restaurants and breweries in 40 states and the District of Columbia. CraftWorks Holdings is dedicated to providing affordable and unique takes on American fare, offering its customers a differentiated dining experience and compelling value proposition. The company’s diverse portfolio of restaurant brands includes Logan’s Roadhouse, a leading mid-scale steakhouse serving mesquite wood-fire grilled steaks; Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, which specializes in hand-crafted signature pizzas and a wide array of craft beer on tap; and the Brewery Division, a collection of restaurant-brewery brands, including Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, featuring high quality, locally brewed craft beer paired with a craveable beer-centric menu. 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.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula provides children facing adversity with friendship, encouragement, and support through professionally supported one-to-one relationships that help unlock a child’s unlimited potential to change their lives for the better, and help change the world. They partner with parents/guardians and volunteers to execute their community-based and site- based programs where the children get attention and share in activates to expand their experiences, while helping them learn the skills to manage every-day challenges that are a part of growing up. This allows each youth in their program to achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and education success. For additional information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, please visit www.bbbsmissoula.org.