Posts Tagged Chicago

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Chicago Water Tower


Eli’s Cheesecake was honored to create a celebratory Water Tower 150th Anniversary Cheesecake presented by Marc Schulman for the event held in Jane Byrne Park on September 14, 2019.  Eli’s Cheesecake associates served complimentary cheesecake and dessert to the delight of the attendees. Built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington, the Chicago Water Tower is one of the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire.  For more information regarding this sesquicentennial event, click here:



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Eli’s in Chicago 2016

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 marked the first day of our 4-day celebration of National Cheesecake Cheesecake Day. Eli’s Cheesecake began it’s celebration with the annual Eli’s Mobile across from the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and next to Seneca Park, where President Marc Schulman and wife and Eli’s publicist Maureen, accompanied by associates handed out FREE single-serve cheesecakes to the public. Individuals were able to meet and greet our mascot, Big Eli’s Slice while listening to some fun cheesecake music. Below are some photos of people who were happy to take pictures with slice.



The next stop for the Eli’s Mobile was The Chicago History Museum. Here, Eli’s Cheesecake was able to provide single-serve cheesecakes to museum associates as well as families visiting the museum and people walking and driving by. Our stop at the CHM even led a Trolly to stop by.

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After Eli’s Mobile, we headed out Monroe and Michigan Ave. and began the first ever Eli’s Scavenger Hunt. We posted via social media pictures with the hashtag #ElisScavengerHunt as clues to our location, in addition to a secret word that a person was required to say, and the first person to find us would win a prize.

Although handing out the remaining cheesecake slices from Eli’s Mobile was a success, we also had 4 winners of our scavenger hunt. Here  are some photos from the remainder of the day. For us, this was an amazing opportunity. We are a company from Chicago and believe Chicagoans deserve a piece of cheesecake, especially during our celebration of National Cheesecake Day.

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Eli’s Kicks off Summer with Two Chicago Celebrations

This past Friday, Eli’s was honored to be served at two different celebrations in Chicago. One was an event for the Gene Siskel Film Center honoring actor, director and producer Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo was the recipient of the Siskel Center’s Renaissance Award for his achievements in the film industry. The event was hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel and Eli’s was happy to give the attendees our new Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars as dessert. Eli’s Cheesecake was also served at the Above the Rails Gala, the opening party for The 606. The 606 is a new trail in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood that has been in development for the past decade.  The party was held the night before the public opening of the trail and brought together Chicago community leaders to celebrate the innovative new trail. Eli’s was thrilled to be served at both festivities and we look forward to all the rest of our summer events.

Eli’s gave out our new Salted Caramel Pretzel bars alongside another Chicago legend, Fannie May Candies.


Eli’s Cheesecake President Marc Schulman and his wife, Maureen Schulman with honoree Mark Ruffalo.

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Eli’s heading to 2015 IDDBA Show

This weekend, Eli’s will be heading to the 2015 IDDBA Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA! The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association hosts this annual expo to bring together buyers, merchandisers and executives from across the nation for networking opportunities, industry insights and the exchange of ideas. Eli’s will be at booth #4633 showcasing a wide variety of our desserts, featuring our new Salted Caramel Pretzel Bar, Strawberry Topped Cheesecake and our 5” Original Plain. We look forward to learning from all the educational opportunities as well as sharing our legendary quality with other industry professionals from across the country.


Come check out our booth at the IDDBA show!

Come check out our booth at the IDDBA show!

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Eli’s Proud to Participate in A Taste That Matters

Yesterday, Eli’s attended the 4th Annual A Taste That Matters, a culinary event benefitting the Northern Illinois Food Depository. The Northern Illinois Food Depository works to provide nutritious meals to people in need in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties.  The event, presented by Jewel-Osco, is the organizations largest fundraiser with more than 600 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed a variety of food provided by the local businesses and an expansive silent auction.  Eli’s provided an array of desserts including our Cherry, Apple, and Dulce de Leche Mini Pies and other bite sized treats including our 7 Layer Bar, Salted Caramel Bar, Pecan Bar and Brownies. We also served tiny slices of our Original Plain cheesecake with two different topping options – a Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache and our Housemade Strawberry Coulis. Eli’s was thrilled to be a part of such a fun event. If you would like to learn more about the organization, please click here.


A Taste That Matters was sponsored by a variety of leading food and beverage providers in the Northern Illinois area.

Eli’s served a variety of our mini desserts for attendees to sample.

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Sharing Eli’s Cheesecake Chicago Holiday Activities

We are in the holiday zone here at Eli’s Cheesecake World, the location of our Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe, Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery, Eli’s Cheesecake Headquarters and Eli’s Retail Store and Visitor Center.  We want to share a few highlights and events for December here in Chicago.

Each year, one of our most valued holiday traditions is the Eli’s Giving Tree.  Eli’s Associates select of a civic or charitable organization of their choice and personally deliver a supply of Eli’s Cheesecakes and Desserts.  It is our way of spreading joy in our local communities this holiday season.

Eli’s Cheesecake Annual Open House is December 9 from 5pm-7pm featuring a free dessert buffet, DJ spinning holiday music, prize wheel and 20% off everything sale (gift cards excluded).

Eli’s will be closing early on Dec. 11 at 5pm to allow our Eli’s Cheesecake Retail Associates to bring holiday cheer to our friends at the Sunshine Activity Center, a not-for-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities.  Our associates will be preparing dinner, playing games and celebrating a visit with Santa.

The holiday dock sale of the year is on Saturday, December 13th  from 9am-1pm.  Popular flavor selections from Original Plain to Red Velvet Cheesecake and dockbuster sale prices make this a destination for your best prices of the season.  The dock sale takes place on our shipping dock at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago.

Eli’s Gift-A-Palooza sales is December 14-19.  Every shopper who purchases $30 or more receives a free secret Santa gift!  A fun family holiday outing is to visit Eli’s Cheesecake World for DIY (do-it-yourself) Kid’s Holiday Dipper Decorating Dec. 17-19 from 11am-2pm ($5.50 per child).  For more event information, visit or call 773-205-3800.

Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café and Retail Store is open 7 days per week: Mon-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5 pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  Special holiday hours are Dec.23 open until 7pm and Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 closing at 3pm.  We are closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.   Shop the largest selection of Eli’s Cheesecakes and desserts anywhere!

Let us help you send a taste of Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake to your friends and family anywhere in the US!  Eli’s Cheesecake will arrive picture perfect in a holiday gift box, custom insulated Styrofoam container and dry ice.  To order, visit us 24/7 at or call 1-800-ELI- CAKE Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.  Order by

Let us help you send a taste of Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake to your friends and family anywhere in the US!  Eli’s Cheesecake will arrive picture perfect in a holiday gift box, custom insulated Styrofoam container and dry ice.  To order, visit us 24/7 at or call 1-800-ELI- CAKE Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.  Order by Dec. 18 at 11am CST for Christmas delivery.

If you would like to receive information regarding Eli’s Cheesecake’s Bakery Cafe  activities or Mail Order specials, please join our mailing list at

Enjoy the holiday season!

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The Today Show visits Chicago!


Early this morning in the rainy Chicago weather, Eli’s Cheesecake was among a famous few Chicago brands to welcome The Today Show to Chicago! Hosts Natalie Morales and Willie Geist of the Today Show enjoyed a few slices of Chicago’s favorite cheesecake, while hosting the Today Show from 8am- 9am in Millennium Park near the famous Chicago “Bean”. Other brands that wished them a happy hello and welcome to Chicago included The Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago LuvaBulls & Benny the Bull, the Chicago White Sox, Garrett’s Popcorn, and more. Thanks for visiting Today Show! To see more from the Today Show in Chicago, visit:


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89 WLS’s 89th Birthday Party

This Friday, April 12th, Eli’s Cheesecake helped 89 WLS celebrate their 89th Birthday at Chicago’s Navy Pier! The event was a huge success with over 300 guests, including radio legends and celebrities such as Roe Conn, Dick Biondi, Catherine Johns, and Wayne Messmer, and of course a big Eli’s Cheesecake! Check out photos from the event below:

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Eli’s Cheesecake is helping 89 WLS Chicago’s Talk Radio Station Celebrate their 89th Birthday

On Friday, April 12th; Eli’s Cheesecake will be helping WLS-AM 890 celebrate their 89th Birthday at Navy Pier from 6-8 pm. Since April 12, 1924 when the mighty call letters of W L S were spoken for the very first time, Chicago and the Greater Midwest have enjoyed 89WLS’s news and talk radio. WLS, which stands for World’s Largest Store, was started by the Sears Roebuck Company to broadcast to farmers, but it now currently owned by Cumulus Media and broadcasts to Chicago and the Greater Midwest residents. Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to help this radio legend celebrate 89 years by providing Chicago’s favorite dessert! Join the party on Friday, April 12th, from 6-8pm by entering to win tickets or listening live! To learn more about WLS’s 89th Birthday Party, check out: Learn more about WLS’s long history at:

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Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of O’Hare Airport with a Commemorative Cheesecake at the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe at the United Terminal

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