Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has signed franchise development agreements with three of its existing franchise partners to open nearly two dozen new restaurants. These agreements will grow Old Chicago’s footprint across eight states, including Tennessee, South Carolina, Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi. Furthermore, they are a testament to the strength of its evolving business model and innovative menus featuring the best local and regional craft beer, handcrafted pizza and distinctive taproom fair.
Old Chicago continues to make significant investments into the company that reinforce the brand’s growth potential and positions franchisees for success. The company experienced record-breaking success in 2015 achieving $254 million in system-wide revenue, and is currently reporting 27 consecutive months of positive comp sales.
Old Chicago recently launched its new restaurant prototype – a 5,000 square feet build with an additional 1,000 – 1,200 square feet of outdoor patio space, a new kitchen and upgraded bar technology.
To fuel franchise growth, the company is seeking multi-unit operators with business, management and food service, and/or restaurant experience, and a passion for and commitment to exceptional customer service.