Axios / Chicago Tribune The New Orleans-based barbecue pizza chain The New Yorkers barbecue pizza place, The NewYork.com, announced plans Monday to open a Chicago location.
The chain’s first Chicago location will open at the corner of Michigan and State streets.
The location will feature a full menu of barbecue pizza.
“This is a dream come true for our loyal Chicago customers who will enjoy a true barbecue pizza experience,” said Joe DiLorenzo, president and CEO of The NewNYC.com.
“It’s also a fantastic opportunity for our new Chicago fans to experience great Chicago food at a lower price point.
We are proud to have been chosen by Chicago’s top pizza chain, The Olde Barbecue Pizza Company, to offer the best barbecue pizza in Chicago.
We hope you will come visit us here and we look forward to seeing you soon.”
The New York-based chain, which has branches in Chicago, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, also has branches and restaurants in Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami and Tampa, Fla.
DiLornzo said that the Chicago location was a “nice addition” to the chain’s growing footprint in Chicago and beyond.
The chain currently operates a total of six Chicago locations and four locations in Ohio.
In 2016, the chain signed a lease with the city of Chicago to serve as a food truck and carry the pizza on weekends.
In September 2017, DiLornso announced that the chain would open a second Chicago location at the same site as the first.
The Chicago location is the first for The New YORK Pizza Company.