Gino’s East of Chicago Opens in Phoenix
That’s right, Gino’s East of Chicago opens in Phoenix! Its first Arizona location will open on Monday, April 24th 2017 at 4 p.m. The valley has been a hotbed for Chicago area restaurants. With the success of Portillo’s and Lou Malnati’s, to name a couple, it seems only fitting that we add another Windy City favorite to our dining choices.
Gino’s East of Chicago which opens in Phoenix will feature its legendary made from scratch deep-dish menu, thin crust pizza and a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches. It will also have a selection of delicious craft beer, premium cocktail and wine. What makes Gino’s East deep-dish pizza different is the use of cornmeal in their crust. It makes it flaky and a totally different texture and and color than what you normally see.
Gino’s East of Chicago is celebrating 50 years in business. It is a family owned restaurant with locations across Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Texas and Mexico City. Gino’s East of Chicago in Phoenix will be the brand’s 18th location.
The building, located at 3626 E. Indian School Road in Arcadia, spans 4,400 square feet with an expansive outdoor patio. Like all their other locations, guests are invited to write their names on the walls to leave their mark. The goal of the building was to replicate the experience of the original Chicago Gino’s East with lots of exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and nostalgic photos of Chicago landmarks.
Ten percent of all proceeds earned during grand opening day will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In addition, Gino’s East of Chicago is hosting a raffle in which customers will have a chance to win free pizza for a year (one pizza per month for 12 months). To enter, customers must come to the restaurant on opening day and fill out a raffle ticket. The winner will be notified on April 25th.
We can’t wait to check this place out!