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Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Celebrates its Grand Opening at O’Hare Airport with Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino and Eli’s Big Slice

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The new Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe at O’Hare would not have been possible without the passion and dedication of Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino in promoting Chicago Brands.

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Eli’s Janet Troche, Erin Arceo, Kathy Kirby, Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger, Elsa Gomez and Keyla Torres celebrate the opening of the new Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe. Over 1,000 slices of Eli’s were served free to the public and the celebratory Eli’s Cheesecake was donated to the USO at O”Hare Airport.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Opening at O’Hare Profiled by Bill Zwecker on Fox 32

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Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe Grand Opening At O’Hare this Thursday Highlighted in Zwecker’s Column in the Chicago Sun Times

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The New Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe is Coming Very Soon to O’Hare Airport!

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For the last month, there has been a construction barricade in the United Terminal at O’Hare Airport between Gates B8 and B9. Eli’s Cheesecake has had a presence a O’Hare in a partnership with HMSHost for over 12 years and this year Eli’s has been able to create a new Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe with an extensive line of cheesecakes and desserts while adding Eli’s Sandwiches, Salads and Gelato.

Looking forward to celebrating the opening with our friends traveling through O’Hare.

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The New Eli’s Cheesecake Kiosk is Under Construction in the B Concourse of the United Terminal at O’Hare–Opening Soon!

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The new Eli’s Cheesecake Kiosk at O’Hare is located across from the Starbuck and the entrance to the escalators taking you to the tunnel to Concourse C.

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Congratulations to United Airlines and Continental Airlines on completing their merger and forming United Continental Holdings. We are proud that the newly merged company will be headquartered in Chicago!

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Chicago Chess Festival at Wright College on Saturday, October 9th–”Chess Specials” All Day at the Eli’s Cheesecsecake Bakery Cafe!”


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“Eli’s Cheesecake: A tasty tour for a tiny price”: a visit to Eli’s by D.J. Siegel of

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Eli’s Cheesecake: a tasty tour for a tiny price

Sep 17, 2010

When it comes to splurges, there are few things more decadent and delicious than cheesecake. And when it comes to cheesecake, there are few places in the world that do it better than The Eli’s Cheesecake Company in Chicago.

First offered in 1980 as a menu item at Eli’s Place for Steak restaurant, the dessert became a favorite of famous clientele like footballer Gale Sayers and President Bill Clinton. Eli’s Cheesecake debuted at the first Taste of Chicago that year, and it has since become the No. 1 dessert at Taste, selling nearly 2 million slices at the annual festival.

Eli’s Cheesecake World — a 62,000-square-foot bakery, café and visitors center — was later opened on Chicago’s northwest side to support national demand. The bakery makes thousands of cheesecakes weekly in a wide variety of flavors. Visitors can purchase the sinfully delicious treats and see how they’re made, thanks to daily tours.

Eli’s Experience, a walk-in tour conducted Monday through Friday at 1 p.m., costs just $3. The tour begins with a video presentation in which visitors learn about famous Eli’s fans like Frank Sinatra, the history of Eli’s through the years, and how cheesecakes are created from the crumbly crust up.

Tour participants are then rought into the bustling, high-tech bakery section, where they can see Eli’s products being created, decorated and packed. A return trip to the café offers a complimentary slice of Eli’s cheesecake in several flavors, and is a delightful capper to the tour.

For those unable to attend a weekday tour, there’s always Eli’s: Tasting and Traditions, a walk-in experience available Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. This free event includes a presentation and a sample of cheesecake and three other Eli’s products. A takery tour isn’t included, but the presentation and samples are well worth the trip.

Named the top food tour in the nation by the Food Network, a visit to Eli’s is a fun, inexpensive way to spend an afternoon. Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning about the history of Eli’s Cheesecake, delight in seeing the production process — and everyone will smile wide as they take a big bite of ooey, gooey cheesecake.

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Marine One Flying Over Eli’s Cheesecake World

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When President Obama returned to Chicago for his birthday on August 4th, Marine One flew right over Eli’s Cheesecake World on its way to the lakefront.

We almost thought the President would land to pick up a birthday cake!

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Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe Hosts Scott Hamilton & Top Skaters following Superstars on Ice at the Skokie Skatium

Continuing a tradition that dates back over a fourteen  years ago, the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe hosted Scott Hamilton and top skaters in the world who performed at the Superstars on Ice Show at the Skokie Skatium. Originating at Eli’s the Place for Steak, the late night supper moved to the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe after Eli’s The Place for Steak was forced to close.

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