The first 100 guests on opening day, May 8, 2017, will receive free pizza for a year

OCSideGarden City, SC (April 27, 2017) – Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant known for its delicious hand crafted pizza and world class craft beer list, will open in Garden City at 2859 Hwy 17 BUS, Garden City, SC 29576 on Monday, May 8 at 11am. The restaurant is conveniently situated near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue, next door to the new Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. Owned and operated by Collier Restaurant Group, this location will be the first Old Chicago in the Grand Strand area.

The menu at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is headlined by Chicago-style pizzas. The restaurant’s hand-crafted dough options include Chicago Thick, a Tavern Thin and an Ale-Infused dough that highlights the eleven specialty pizzas on the menu. Famous taproom starters such as the Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls and the one-of-a-kind Italian Nachos are the OCIntextperfect accompaniment. The menu also includes salads, pastas and more. Old Chicago also boasts an award-winning craft beer and cocktail menu.

Old Chicago Garden City Beach will have ninety different beers available and forty taps. Fifteen of their beers are locally brewed in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. The beer list changes throughout the year to bring new and exciting options to their guests. The Craft Beer Authority has something for everyone! Hours of operation will be from 11am-2am daily.

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 guests on opening day, May 8, 2017 received free pizza for a year. Doors opened at 11am that day.

“Collier Restaurant Group is a three-generation family company with deep roots in hospitality, states owner Brent Collier. Every time we add a new restaurant, we add a member to our family. We can’t think of a better addition to our family than Craftworks and Old Chicago. This partnership has allowed us to branch out even further within the communities we call home. We put together an incredible management team and then sought strong team members. Everyone on our team has embraced the opportunity for professional and personal growth. We know that solid team members are our most valuable resource, and there is no shortage of that in this market. We then aligned ourselves with the local Help 4 Kids charity. They are an all-volunteer group that serves over 2,500 children providing food, clothing, school supplies, and other forms of support. We share their passion and are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to their mission. In all areas, the community has been welcoming and generous in lifting us up and we are excited to reciprocate.”

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has partnered with the Help 4 Kids charity in Horry County, and donated 100% of their proceeds from its pre-opening events to them. Also, $1 from each Chicago 7 pizza sold in the first two weeks will be donated to the local nonprofit.

“We’re thrilled to be expanding in the South Carolina market with franchise partners like Collier Restaurant Group who are committed to accelerating the growth and success of Old Chicago,” said Mark A. Belanger, CFE, vice president of global franchise operations and development for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., operating company of Old Chicago.

For more information regarding the Old Chicago’s Garden City Beach location, please contact Amy Morton by email at amorton@collierfoods.com. For more information on the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom brand, visit www.oldchicago.com. And please visit https://help4kidssc.org/ for more information on Help 4 Kids.


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 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.

About CraftWorks

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.

About Collier Restaurant Group

Headquartered at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN, Collier Restaurant Group operates nine restaurant concepts with eighteen restaurant locations. Their brands include Corky’s Ribs & BBQ, Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin, Golden Corral, Quaker Steak & Lube, Smoky Mountain Pancake House, Smoky’s Pancake Cabin, TGI Friday’s, The Melting Pot, and most recently Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom. All but two of the group’s locations are in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. In 2016, CRG opened their first out-of-state restaurant, Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin in Garden City Beach, SC. This year their second out-of-state location, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom will open in Garden City Beach, SC. Collier Restaurant Group is a third-generation family business, and is the largest restaurant group in Sevier County, TN. For additional information about Collier Restaurant Group, please visit www.collierrestaurantgroup.com.