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Sneak Peak of the Eli’s Cheesecake created by Executive Chef Laurel Boger for the 50th Anniversary of Second City tonight!

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Second City 50th Anniversary Weekend in Chicago–and Eli’s Creates the Anniversary Cheesecake!

Started on the northside in 1959 by Bernie Sahlins and our dear friend, Joyce Sloan, the Second City has become America’s premiere sketch comedy theater. On Saturday evening, December 11th. Eli’s Cheesecake is creating a very special 50th Anniversary Cake for the “One Night Only” performance featuring Steve Carell, Harold Ramis, Jim Belushi, Nia Varadalos, George Wendt, Fred Willard and many others.


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Eli’s Cheesecake Welcomes Cirque Du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel to the Chicago Theatre and debuts Eli’s Chocolate Banana Dippers made exclusively for Banana Shpeel

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Eli’s Maureen Schulman Debuts the Eli’s Chocolate Banana Dippers made exclusively for Cirque Du Solei’s Banana Shpeel at the Chicago Theatre as the cast members arrive in Chicago. Previews start in mid-November with the opening night on December 2nd.

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Making its world debut in Chicago, Banana Shpel has been decribed as “a roller coaster mix of styles that blends comedy with tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slaptick.”

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A new fan for Eli’s!

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Guests at the Chicago Theatre on the morning of the Banana Shpeel preview were treated to over 300 Eli’s Chocolate Banana Dippers created exclusively for the show.

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Eli’s Creates 75th Birthday Cake for the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park

Eli’s Cheesecake was honored to create the 75th Birthday Cake for the Grant Park Music Festival on Wednesday, July 1st at Millennium Park. The Grant Park Symphony is conducted by Carlos Kalmar and the emcee for the evening was ABC 7 Anchor Ron Magers.

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Eli’s Presents the 75th Anniversary Cake for The Grany Park Music Festival

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company Eli’s Cheesecake Creating the 75th Anniversary Cheesecake tonight for the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. The Anniversary Cheesecake will be presented on stage and Festival seat holders will receive a certificate good for a complimentary slice of Eli’s Cheesecake at the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe.


Travel back in time to the year of the Grant Park Music Festival’s founding in 1935, with a program that recreates the very first Grant Park orchestral concert.

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Eli’s Celebrates the 29th Birthday of the Taste of Chicago, Eli’s Cheesecake, and the 100th Birthday of the Burnham Plan of Chicago

On Saturday, June 27th, Eli’s hosted a 29th Birthday Celebration for the Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake and the 100th Birthday of the Burnham Plan of Chicago. All share a July 4th Birthday. After Daniel Burnham V and other guests cut the giant 2,000 lb. Cheesecake, over 10,000 slices were served complimentary.


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Eli’s Cheesecake Supports the Congressional Medal of Honor Convention

Eli’s Cheesecake Supports the Congressional Medal of Honor Convention Coming to Chicago this September

It was our honor to support the Chicago Host Committee by sending customized Eli’s Cheesecake to all recipients of the Medal of Honor who will be in Chicago on September 15th-19th.


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Eli’s Cheesecake Supports Chicago’s Big to Host 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

 Eli’s Cheesecake Supports Chicago’s Bid to Host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Eli’s provided cheesecake and desserts for the visit by the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission to Chicago on April 4th to the 7th. At a reception in May, Eli’s and other visit participants were thanked by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for making the visit such a success.

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Announces “Dine In Delights” Featuring Eli’s Cheesecake

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Announces “Dine In Delights” Featuring Eli’s Cheesecake

Royal Caribbean announced enhancements to the cruise line’s dining program that allows passengers to dine when and with whom they please. The new flexible dining programs called My Time Dining and My Family Time Dining is available immediately fleetwide.

My Time Dining provides guests with the flexibility to enjoy dinner in the main dining room whenever they wish during dining hours. Guests choosing My Time Dining will not have a pre-assigned table, but will be seated in the ship’s main dining room. In addition, passengers opting for the new program can make reservations or walk-in whenever they please and either be seated with the party they arrive with or dine with other passengers.

Passengers opting for My Time Dining must prepay gratuities and enroll onboard or in advance through or the cruise line’s reservations department. Passengers already booked can ask their travel agents to enroll them in the new program.

As part of the recently enhanced family program, My Family Time Dining will offer an expedited 40-minute dinner experience during the first seating in the main dining room for kids, ages 3-11, enrolled in the Adventure Ocean youth program. Once seated, kids will enjoy expedited service and be immediately served. Forty-five minutes into the seating, a youth counselor will escort kids from the main dining room entrance back to the Adventure Ocean spaces for continued evening activities, allowing parents to enjoy the rest of their dinner at their leisure. For more convenience to parents and more fun for kids, Lunch and Play provides kids in Adventure Ocean with lunch, movies, cartoons and free-play time between noon and 2 p.m. under the supervision of Adventure Ocean counselors. There is a charge of $7.95 per child for the Lunch and Play program.
Passengers opting to dine in their staterooms may now select from Royal Caribbean’s new Dine In Delights menu,in addition to complimentary full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service menus.
The Dine In Delights menu offers guests name-brand food options including The Original Johnny Rockets hamburger; Eli’s Cheesecake Company’s Original Cheesecake; Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked and Cherry Garcia ice cream bars; and Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie with Milk. Dine In Delights are available 24 hours a day for an additional charge each.


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President Barack Obama to Celebrate the Lincoln Bicentennial in Springfield with Eli’s Cheesecake

President Barack Obama With Eli’s 200th Birthday Cake for Abraham Lincoln at the Bicentennial Celebration in Springfield
The photograph of President Barack Obama with our 200th Birthday Cheesecake for Abraham Lincoln was taken at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday, February 12th shortly before his speech to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration.

In the picture with President Obama and the Eli’s Birthday Cake are the chairpersons of the two host organizations for the evening: Marilyn Kushak of the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Richard Hart of the Abraham Lincoln Association



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