Archive for March, 2020

An Important Message From The President of Eli’s Cheesecake

To our valued customers,

Our highest priority at Eli’s Cheesecake is the health and safety of our associates and our customers. As we navigate COVID-19, we wanted to share an update with you on the steps we’re taking to take care of our people and continue to deliver high quality desserts to our customers.

  • As of now, our bakery floor is fully operational. Eli’s Cheesecake is a GFSI certified bakery – that means we’re held to the highest standards of food safety in our production facility. In addition to the steps we already take daily to maintain our excellent food safety record, we have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing across our facility, particularly in high traffic and high touch areas. As always, we continue to be vigilant about hand washing.
  • For our customers in Chicago, we are closing our café and retail store to the public starting today. However, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, you can order our desserts for delivery and curbside pickup via Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats or you can order here for curbside pickup, or call 773-205-3800. You can also find us at your local grocery store.
  • For delivery nationwide or locally, Eli’s Cheesecake and desserts will continue to be available at or by phone at 800-999-8300.

As Eli would say, “charity will never bust you.” That sentiment is more important today than ever – it’s up to each of us to do our part and look out for each other. At Eli’s, our team is working with hospitals to provide Eli’s Cheesecake to the workers who deserve all of our appreciation. And we’re continuing to provide desserts to local food banks to feed those in need. We will continue to assess this challenging situation, adapt our response, and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local authorities.

As a third-generation family business, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support. We’re all in this together, and we’ll get through this together.

-Marc Schulman
President, Eli’s Cheesecake

Messages to Mom Contest – Official Rules


As part of our celebration for Mother’s Day, we want to encourage fans to share a special message for their mothers on social media. Using the hashtag #ElisMomDay, participants can share their special message, essay or video via Instagram. The maximum word count for the message or essay is 250 words.  The maximum length for the video is 1 minute. Participants must make their entry public in order to be viewed. Entries for Eli’s Mother’s Day Giveaway will be accepted between April 25, 2020 and May 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm CT.  On May 6, two selected winners will be announced on our website and social media platforms. Winners will each receive a 9” Eli’s Mother’s Day Chocolate-enrobed Daisy Cheesecake, sent anywhere in the continental US. Entries will be judged in two categories – Funniest and Most Sentimental.

The Prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges from all qualified entries on or about May 6, 2020.  In the event that the original prize winners do not meet Official Rules or eligibility requirements, or he/she forfeits the Prize, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company will award the prize to a first alternate.  Process will continue until the Prize is awarded.  Name of the winner and their respective entry will appear on The Eli’s Cheesecake Company website, and social media pages.

The decision of the judges and The Eli’s Cheesecake Company is final.  Winners will be notified by direct message or email and must meet all eligibility requirements.


This giveaway is sponsored by The Eli’s Cheesecake Company. No purchase necessary to enter or win. The giveaway is in no way sponsored by nor associated with Instagram.


Eli’s Messages to Mom begins on April 25, 2020 and ends May 4, 2020 at 11:59p.m. US Central Time (CT). Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.


Contest is open to any individual in the United States. Employees of The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, and its affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.


To enter, participants must submit a message to their mom through Instagram, with the hashtag #ElisMomsDay. On May 6, two winners will be announced. The entry must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.


Two winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges, one in each category: FUNNIEST and MOST SENTIMENTAL. Each winner will receive a 9” Eli’s Mother’s Day Chocolate-enrobed Daisy Cheesecake, which will be shipped to his/her house, in the United States. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.


Two winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges, one in each category: FUNNIEST and MOST SENTIMENTAL. There will be a total of two winners, which will be announced on May 6, 2020. Selected winners must contact The Eli’s Cheesecake Company by 11:00 am CST on May 7, 2020. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and a new winner will be chosen.


Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person suspected of tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.

The winning entries will be posted on Eli’s Cheesecake’s Official Instagram page on May 6, 2020, and the winner will be contacted.  In the event that a winner does not claim their prize, a new entry will be named the winner.

In the event of a dispute regarding the online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

By submitting an entry, the entrant gives Eli’s Cheesecake the right to use the photo and their name on any form of media, including, but not limited to Eli’s Cheesecake’s website, , Instagram, The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Contest and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.