Archive for July, 2012

National Cheesecake Day celebrated with Miss Illinois and Eli’s Chicago fans

 

For National Cheesecake Day 2012, Eli’s was honored by a visit from Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois! She celebrated by putting her culinary skills to the test and decorating her own Eli’s Cheesecake with the help of Eli’s pastry chefs.

In honor of Megan’s great work and commitment to helping our community, Eli’s announced that a portion of all proceeds of all sales made on National Cheesecake Day would be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

Eli’s was also proud to present a $1,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network on Megan’s behalf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Megan generously donated her time to help the Eli’s team and the Eli’s slice mascot hand out over 1,000 FREE cheesecake slices around Chicago to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. They rode around town in the Cheesecake Mobile, a 1928 Ford delivery truck modified to store a truckload of cheesecake slices!  The group stopped at important landmarks in Chicago like the  Seneca Park/Eli Schulman Playground (located across from the new Children’s Memorial Hospital), and the Prudential Building.  The Eli’s team also posted surprise stops on Twitter and Facebook so our fans could get in on the fun and enjoy a free slice of Eli’s.   

 Fans who aren’t lucky enough to live in Chicago were able to enjoy free shipping on a different delicious flavor each hour  on elicheesecake.com.

 

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Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrates National Cheesecake Day with Miss Illinois and the Debut of the Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile

Miss Illinois, Megan Ervin, will kick off Eli’s Cheesecake’s National Cheesecake Day celebration by decorating cheesecake (wearing a hairnet and her crown) and announcing that Eli’s will donate a portion of all sales made on National Cheesecake Day, in-store and online, to The Children’s Miracle Network, the charity supported by Megan.
Eli’s will also debut the Cheesecake mobile, a black and white 1928 Ford delivery truck that’s been tricked out with enough storage space for over 1,000 slices of cheesecake.  The Eli’s Cheesecake mobile will drive around the City all day, accompanied by the Eli’s Cheesecake mascot (a giant slice) who will pass out free cheesecake slices.  Scheduled stops include the areas near the Jefferson Park CTA Station, Seneca Park/Eli Schulman Playground (located across from the new Children’s Memorial Hospital), and the Prudential Building.  Check Eli’s Twitter and Facebook sites for surprise stops.
For those who can’t join in the fun in Chicago, our online celebration is free shipping on the featured cheesecake flavor of the hour (8:00 am – 1:00 pm).
Eli’s Cheesecake World
6701 West Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL
(corner of Montrose and Forest Preserve Drive)
10am – Miss Illinois
10:30 am – Cheesecake mobile leaves from Eli’s bakery
11am – Cheesecake mobile and mascot make first stop at Jefferson Park CTA

 

 

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Eli’s Cheesecake Visits the How to Train Your Dragon set!

DreamWorks’ “How To Train Your Dragon” received a big Chicago welcome when Marc and Maureen Schulman presented  cast members  with a giant slice of Eli’s Cheesecake decorated with Viking horns. Eyeing the Chicago favorite is Toothless the dragon and Vikings Hiccup and Astrid. The live arena spectacle, featuring 23 high flying dragons, Vikings, acrobats and martial arts performers runs July 26-July 29 at The United Center.
Hiccup and Toothless the dragon, stars of DreamWorks’ “How To Tame Your Dragon,” received a big Chicago welcome when Marc Schulman (president of Eli’s Cheesecake) presented them with a giant slice of Eli’s Cheesecake, complete with Viking horns. . The live arena spectacle, featuring 23 high flying dragons, Vikings, acrobats and martial arts performers runs July 26-July 29 at The United Center.

 

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Eli’s Cheesecake featured on WGN-TV’s Chicago Grand Prize Game with Bozo, Will Ferrell, and Zach Galifianakis

 

Thursday July 19, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company was featured on WGN-TV when they hosted Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. They had the celebrities play the Grand Prize Game with Bozo and all of the prizes were famous Chicago foods. A huge slice of Eli’s Cheesecake was one of the prizes, as well as Robinson’s Ribs, Garrett’s Popcorn, and Al’s Beef, among others. Eli Slice was also present in the fun. Above is a few shots from the segment and a picture of Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, with Will Ferrell. 

 

 

 

 

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Eli’s Cheesecake is Tradition for One Blogger from D.C.

Yesterday, Jessica from the blog “What a Novel Thought”, wrote about her recent trip to visit her family in Chicago, which according to her family’s tradition includes a stop at The Taste of Chicago, specifically Eli’s Cheesecake Booth. She wrote about how “it was worth the heat and crowds and the loooong walking to go to the Taste and indulge in a slice of fabulously decadent cheesecake”. Her son finally had his first slice of Eli’s at the Taste, and here at Eli’s we couldn’t be more proud! Check out the post and Jessica’s blog at: http://whatanovelthought.com/2012/07/17/a-trip-down-memory-lane/

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Eli’s Big Cheesecake Aired on The Today Show

Eli’s Cheesecake was proud to be The Today Show for our Big 32nd Birthday and Taste of Chicago Cheesecake. The clip shows Chef Laurel Boger putting on some decorations to the 1,000 pound cheesecake. To watch the clip yourself, just click on the picture below:

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Celebrate with Eli’s Cheesecake for the 32nd Year of the Taste of Chicago and the 175th Birthday of Chicago

The month of July has many reasons for celebration.  Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago is celebrating its’ 32nd Anniversary, due to Eli’s Cheesecake being at the Taste every year since its opening in 1980. We would also like to mention a Happy 175th Birthday to the City of Chicago. 

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Eli Cheesecake got Adopted

A special thanks to the Oeter family and Rover Rescue for watching over Eli Cheesecake and making sure he ends up in a wonderful new home.  Eli Cheesecake was recently adopted into a new family. Congratulations to the new owners of Eli Cheesecake. 

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