How things change! In 1940, when our founder, Eli Schulman opened Eli’s Ogden Huddle at 3210 W. Ogden on Chicago’s west side, match books were one of the leading ways to advertise your business. Long before the internet, you had a small surface to tell your story.

From the day he opened, Eli and Eli’s have put quality first. The match book proudly say that “good food always” and a guarantee that you have “our assurance that regardless of price, only the finest & freshest foods are served.”

Today, there are no match books at Eli’s…but we continue the passion for quality!

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