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Kid’s Birthday Parties at Eli’s Cheesecake World Featured in TimeOut Chicago Kids




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Tour of Eli’s Cheesecake World Profiled in Sun Times Weekend

The Chicago Sun Times Weekend (2.5.2010) profiles Chicago Top Food Tours in a cover story. Tours highlighted include Chicago Candy Tours, Chicago Chocolate Tours, Chicago Dine -Around, Chicago Ethnic Market Tours, Chicago Food Planet Tours, Goose Island Brewery Tour , Intelligentsia Coffee Roasting Tour, Two Brothers Brewing Company Tour, Your Love of Food Tour and Eli’s Cheesecake. Come visit us for our walk in tour on Monday through Friday at 1pm or or Tastings & Traditions on Saturday and Sunday also at 1pm.

Weekend Sun Times 2.5.2010

Eli’s Cheesecake bakery tours

Food Network rated this tour No. 1 in its survey of tasty tours, and Eli’s Mary Gale says it’s no surprise.

“Everyone loves cheesecake,” she says.

Eli’s employee Margie Ware has been conducting the popular tours for the last couple of years and always starts with a historical overview of the company — how Eli Schulman came up with his signature dessert for his now-shuttered steakhouse. The tour is very hands-on, with factory workers politely fielding any questions as you trace what goes into a cheesecake and how they are made, decorated and packaged. Groups of less than nine can take a 40-minute tour of Eli’s Cheesecake World (6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.) at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday without a reservation. The $3 fee includes a slice of cheesecake. Call (773) 736-3417 or visit

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Dock Sale at Eli’s Cheesecake World Today & Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository/Sharing It Day


Greater Chicago Food Depository accepting food and cash donations–Eli’s Cheesecake Slices and Cakes as a thank you!

The Thanksgiving Dock Sale is Open–Dock until 3pm and Cafe until 5pm

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National FFA Officers, Regina Holliday and Laila Hajji, Visit Eli’s Cheesecake World

The FFA is a national youth organization of over 507,000 members with over 7,400 chapter in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences has the largest FFA Chapter in Illinois and it was the school of the first urban student, Corey Flournoy, to be head of the organization.

It was therefore our pleasure to welcome two of the six National FFA Officers to Eli’s Cheesecake World. Laila Hajji, the FFA Central Region Vice President, is a student at Texas Tech who has the goal of serving as an agricultural education teacher in an urban school system. Regina Holliday, the FFA Southern Region Vice President, is a student at the University of Georgia, who is interested in becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in large animal medicine.

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Regina and Laila are welcomed to Eli’s Cheesecake World by David Gilligan, former Principal of the Chicago High School for Ag Sciences and now a senior officer of the Chicago Public Schools, Sarah Hileman,  Urban Ag Ed Field Advisor for FCAE (part of the Illinois Board of Education) Eli’s President Marc Schulman, Vaughn Occupational High School Principal, Dr. Rusty Burnette, and Dr. Charles Guengerich, the President of Wright College.

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Laila and Regina are joined by Jennifer Buteyn, the Principal at Ridgewood High School, Dr. Robert Lupo, Superintendent of Illinois High School District 234 and Sarah Hileman of FCAE. Ridgewood is a great partner of Eli’s painting our Cafe windows seasonally and providing the great Ridgewood High Cheerleaders when Chicago Teams get to a championship game. Ridgewood is also an educational partner with Triton Community College, which has great horticultural and culinary programs, and provides an outstanding career path for Ridgewood graduates.

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Laila and Regina congratulate Eli’s Ivan Hernandez, a graduate of Vaughn High School, on his outstanding achievements at Eli’s. Joining in the congratulations are Eli’s Marc Schulman and Vaughn Principal, Dr. Rusty Burnette. Vaughn, in partnership with Wright College, is  a leader in environmental studies and horticulture creating new career opportunities for its unique students.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman thanks Regina and Laila for visiting Eli’s.

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Eli’s Jeff Anderson, a fellow in the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation, thanks Regina and Laila for their support of agricultural education nationally.

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Eli’s Plans to Host 1st Annual Jazz Festival at the Eli’s Cheesecake World on August 16th!

Eli’s is proud to announce that they will be hosting their 1st Annual Jazz Festival this month! The event will be at the Eli’s Cheesecake World, located at 6701 West Forest Preserve Drive in Chicago, IL, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Come by to listen to smooth jazz and enjoy even smoother cheesecake! Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Grilled lunches will be available to purchase. FEATURING: The Will Miller Quintet and The Matt Carroll Trio with Vocalist Elana Schulman. Definitely an event you don’t want to miss out on! Fun for the whole family!


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Eli’s Cheesecake World Mentioned in “Explore Chicago” as One of This Summer’s Attractions

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Sweet! A cozy dessert café; some of the best cheesecake around; a shop full of mementos, sugary perfections and price-slashed “Sweet Imperfection” cheesecakes; and a glass-enclosed bakery that you can tour.

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“Find a World of Taste”-Weekend Experience at Eli’s Cheesecake World Profiled in RedEye Chicago

REDEYE Chicago profiled the “Weekend Experience at Eli’s Cheesecake World” as its “Hidden Agenda” location for Saturday, July 18th.

Join us at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays at Eli’s Cheesecake World for a free Eli’s Cheesecake Tasting and introduction to Eli’s history, quality of ingredients and handwork. Tie it in with lunch from Chef Antonio in our Cafe and enjoy our Big Top!

Redeye Chicago Profiles Weekend Experience at Eli's Cheesecake World

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Only one week left! Nickelodeon Parents Picks Awards nominates Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of Chicago’s top Tourist Spots–Vote for us (polls close July 15th)

Nickelodeon Parents Picks Awards nominates Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of Chicago’s top Tourist Spots–Vote for us (polls close July 15th)


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“City Science”-WYCC to Visit Eli’s Cheesecake World for a Tour

On Friday, June 19th, Professor Mike Davis of Harold Washington College and Kim Bernal toured Eli’s Cheesecake World for a upcoming episode of City Science on WYCC to see the science of making an Eli’s Cheesecake. For more information on the show and their upcoming episodes, visit


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TODAY Show Highlights Eli’s Cheesecake World as One of the Top 8 Factory Tours in the Country

TODAY show highlights Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of the top eight factory tours in the country!


Peter Greenberg, “Today’s” travel editor, describes eight factories across the country that you and your family can visit, and sometimes even help in the manufacturing process.

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