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Eli’s Cheesecake World is 16 years old!

Yesterday, October 15th, Eli’s celebrated World Food Day! It was 16 years ago that we had the opening ceremony for Eli’s Cheesecake World. Our people and family were joined by Illinois Governor Edgar, Chicago Mayor Daley, Cook County Board President John Stroger and  Alderman Tom Allen for the cutting of ceremonial giant Eli’s Cheesecake opening this new facility in the City of Chicago. At that time we employed about 100 people; today over 240 people. Back then we produced the equivalent of about 4,000 Eli’s Cheesecake’s a day; today over 18,000! Today we are proud to continue to support Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository with donations that will reach over 3.5 million people this year.

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The Eli’s Family Mourns the loss of our Dearest Friend – Bobby Hatoff, the Chairman of Allen Brothers Meats

Without Bobby Hatoff, there would be no Eli’s!

The dearest friend to Eli, the Schulman Family and the entire Eli’s Family, Bobby started doing business with Eli at Eli’s Stage Delicatessen on Oak Street in the early 1960’s. That business relationship  grew dramatically when my parents opened Eli’s the Place for Steak in 1966 on East Chicago Avenue.  When he walked through Eli’s the Place for Steak (and so many other top restaurants in Chicago), he always had kind words for the wait and kitchen staff asking about their children by name.  He was always the most generous tipper while giving so much more from his heart.

 

Eli’s was the first of a new generation of steakhouses which have changed the dining experience in America. Bobby was a “secret weapon” for Eli’s and so many restaurants and leading chains around the country. He knew meat so well and how an operator could maximize the customer experience while helping the operator be profitable.

 

When Eli passed away over 24 years ago, Bobby was there all that day and for every day after that for me. He was my Senior Advisor  giving great advice on sales, on management, on life and people.  He was never too busy to help. No one was more committed to the success of Eli’s as a Company and my personal success than Bobby. When there were challenges in business, it was time for dinner with Bobby at Filippo’s on Clybourn. By the time the evening was over, I felt much better as Bobby’s advice was always right on and gave me the energy that I needed to meet the challenges of the next day.

 

Bobby is irreplaceable!  We could not have gotten here without him and will commit to always leading our lives with his integrity, optimism and charity.   Bobby, we miss you so much!

 

Marc S. Schulman

President

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company

10/9/2012

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Eli’s Cheesecake Attends Vernissage at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

This Wednesday September 19, Eli’s Cheesecake will sponsor and attending Vernissage at the Muesum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Vernissage, which means varnishing day, is Expo Chicago’s opening-night benefit which will provide a private first look at artworks presented by more than 100 leading international galleries, as well as a night of entertainment, food, drinks, and of course Eli’s Cheesecake! For more information about Vernissage, visit The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s website at http://mcachicago.org/programs/now/all/2012/e1014 .

 

 

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The Eli’s Cheesecake Company Attends & Supports the Annual Green Tie Ball

This Saturday, September 15, Eli’s Cheesecake will be attending and supporting the 21st Annual Green Tie Ball. The gala, founded in 1992, raises funds each year for Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, which creates and maintains beautiful, sustainable landscapes along Chicago’s major expressways. One of Chicago’s best-known charity events, the Green Tie Ball has had over 2,000 attendees last year; celebrities such as Valerie Warner,  Ryan Chiaverini, and Pete Wentz; and sponsors such as Office Max, Rivers Casino, Goose Island, Rosebud Restaurants, and Chicago Sun-Times. Eli’s Cheesecake’s newest flavors will be served at the Ball, including Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel, Ricotta with gluten free ingredients and Cinnamon Streusel Roll Cheesecake. To attend or donate to the Green Tie Ball and Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, visit their website at http://www.gatewaygreen.org/news_events/green-tie-ball/.

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Eli’s Receives Delicious Reviews from One Writer in The United Kingdom

Eli’s was recently mentioned online in Northampton Chronicle & Echo’s Restaurant Review as the dessert of choice at The Cordwainer for one particular writer. Amanda O’Hare, praised Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, which was served with strawberry and blueberry compote, for being “delicious” and “well presented”. Eli’s is glad to see our Cheesecake being enjoyed so fondly across the pond in the United Kingdom. Read the review here at: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/lifestyle/restaurant-review-the-cordwainer-northampton-1-4203212

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Eli’s/Wright College’s Farmer’s Market to host Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Graduation and the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture

Eli’s Cheesecake and Wright College were happy to host the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences’ graduation.  We were also paid a special visit from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  They are in the process of launching a new product logo and mission, “Buy Illinois”.  Eli’s was one of five Illinois-based businesses asked to host a launch party for the new logo.  Our farmer’s market was also visited by Nissan and the new Nissan Leaf. 

 

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We took the Buy Illinois Product Challenge, you should too!

 

Set aside $10 of your weekly grocery budget to spend on products made in Illinois!

Click the link below to sign up!

http://www.agr.state.il.us/marketing/ilprod/

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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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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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