Posts Tagged Starbucks

Talking About Football–Eli’s Provides Dessert for Starbucks First Snowball Throw of the Year featuring Quarterback Rex Grossman of the Chicago Bears

Eli’s Cheesecake was delighted to provide Peppermint Crunch Brownies for the crowd that came to the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday, November 14th when Bears Quarterback Rex Grossman challenged Chicagoans to the first snowball throw of the year.

The event, celebrating the return of Starbucks national holiday launch of beverages, iconic red cups and merchandise, gave fans an opportunity to throw snowballs through wreath targets, housed in a three-dimensional
holiday-themed backdrop with finalists then competing directly against Grossman. Fans were invited to contribute to WGN Neediest Kids Fund so the day helped make the holidays nicer for others.

Rex Grossman is a great snow ball thrower as well as quarterback.

The target was a holiday themed backdrop that attracted fans of all ages.

Rex celebrates a successful throw.

Eli’s Marc Schulman offers a sample of Eli’s Peppermint Crunch Brownie to Rex Grossman

Eli’s Brian Cravens and Pat Pross with Rex

ABC 7 Sportscaster Jim Rose offers Grossman a football for the competition. Rose spent thousands of hours in the past year building the Swan House for a worthy family in need.

Now in his 4th year as quarterback for the Chicago Bears, So far this season, Grossman has passed for over 2,200 yards with 18 touchdowns for the 9-1 Bears. The Bears are off to their best start since 1990.

Santa enjoys his Peppermint Crunch Brownie from Eli’s.

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Eli’s Cheesecake, Starbucks and the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation kickoff a very sweet partnership with an event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Today we joined Starbucks and the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for an event at Northwestern to celebrate our partnership, to sample Pink Brownies on a Stick from Eli’s and
Starbucks Coffee and to talk about the important work of the Lynn Sage Foundation.

Our thanks to Jim Cain of Starbucks and Meta Berger of the Lynn Sage Foundation for making this day and the partnership such a success.

This poster is up in all 350 Starbucks in Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana during the month of October.


Eli’s Pat Pross, Brian Cravens and Maureen Schulman are “thinking pink” for the kickoff event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.









Pat Pross shares a Pink Brownie on a Stick sample with a Northwestern Physician.

Starbucks Coffee and desserts from Eli’s go very well together.

Eli’s and Starbucks share a commitment to quality and making a difference in the communities in which we do business.

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Eli’s Cheesecake and Starbucks “Think Pink” and Team up to support the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital

For almost 40 years, Eli’s was a part of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Campus. We were not only a tenant; we became patients,
supporters and advocates for the wonders of healthcare that Northwestern brings to Streeterville, Chicago and the country. When we dedicated the Eli M. Schulman Playground and rebuilt in Seneca Park in 1990, Northwestern was one of our biggest supporter and we were delighted that the opening of new Northwestern Memorial Hospital on April 14, 1999 was commemorated with a giant Eli’s

It was therefore an honor for us to team up with another one of great friends, Starbucks, to create a unique Pink Brownie on a Stick that could be sold in the 350 Starbucks stores in the Chicago area, throughout Illinois, northwest Indiana and Wisconsin to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and the important message of the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, an affiliate of Northwestern Memorial.

To help support the mission of Lynn Sage, Starbucks and Eli’s have jointly donated $10,000 to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and are helping get the word out for early detection by placing posters in each of the Starbucks stores reminding women that over 96% of women survive breast cancer with early detection and urging women to go to the Lynn Sage web site at for information on local locations for screening.

We are very happy that we can create a delicious dessert while giving financial support to such an important health care institution and then helping get the word out about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of early detection


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Eli’s Cheesecake Partners with Starbucks on the “Ultimate Coffee Break”

For the 3rd year, Eli’s participated with Starbucks in its Ultimate Coffee Break” in Chicago held in Riverside Plaza on the west bank of the Chicago River

The Break offered thousands of Chicagoans respite from the 90 degree day. Lots of iced Starbucks beverages and even Starbucks lounge chairs

Eli’s was busy serving several thousand samples of our Wildflower Honey Bar and Java Pecan Bar, both available exclusively at Starbucks


Our thanks to the Eli’s Event Team–Troy, Brian and Diana


What a setting on the Chicago River with the landmark Civic Opera House in the background.

The Opera House was the vision of utility magnate Samuel Insull who wanted to create a theatre that could be supported by a commercial office building. Shaped like a giant throne facing the Chicago River, it opened on
November 4, 1929, just six days after the stock market crash. Insull, who at one time had a fortune of $1.7 billion (in today’s dollars) lost everything in the Depression and later was used as a model for Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. There is an excellent book entitled “The Merchant of Power” by John Wasik of Bloomberg News that details the amazing rise and fall of Insull.

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Eli’s and Students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences introduce Starbucks customers in Springfield to Eli’s Wildflower Honey Bar

Eli’s and Starbucks let Springfield try new treat

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Officials from Starbucks Coffee and Eli’s Cheesecake Co. were in Springfield last week talking up a new pastry: Eli’s
Wildflower Honey Bar, made partly with honey harvested in Chicago.

You want each product to be a masterpiece,” said Marc Schulman, president of Chicago-based Eli’s. He was visiting the Starbucks at 2003 W. Monroe St. Thursday while staff members gave out samples of the new treat – layers of vanilla-and-honey crumb crust, yellow cake, honey-tinged ricotta cheesecake batter, sugared almonds and a honey glaze. A single-serving square sells for $2.25.

Some of the honey is harvested by students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, which has its own beehives. Students raise the bees and collect and package the honey.

Starbucks is rolling out the new goodie nationwide, starting with corporate-owned stores in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Other Eli’s treats at Starbucks are the Blackberry Almond Cobbler Bar ($2.25), Cherry Almond Oat Bar ($1.95) and Eli’s Cappuccino Brownie ($1.95).

Schulman said it took a couple of months to develop the new product.


Students from the Chicago High School for Ag Sciences, including Mary Schneider, left, and Willie Akerson, hand out samples of Eli’s Cheesecake Company’s new Wild Honey Bar at the Starbucks on West Monroe, Thursday, June 15, 2006. Photo by Rich Saal/The State

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Honey for Eli’s WildFlower Honey Bar at Starbucks highlighted on CBS2 Chicago

We thank Pam Jones, Reporter at CBS2 Chicago, for visiting the students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and seeing the harvesting of the honey that is being used in Eli’s WildFower Honey Bar that is available at Starbucks in Chicago and Wisconsin.

May 16, 2006 5:33 pm US/Central

Local School Grows Honey For Sweet Coffee Treat

Eli’s Wildflower Honeybar Hits Stores Wednesday

ImagePamela Jones

(CBS) CHICAGO It’s a sweet opportunity for one Chicago high school.

Students are teaming up with Starbucks and Eli’s Cheesecake to offer a new dessert treat.

CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports on a honey of a business deal.

The honey from these bees is about to cause quite a buzz in the Chicago area.

“It’s delicious,” said student Ryan Jameson.

Students at Chicago High School for Agriculture and Science are harvesting honey fro the hives to help make a new treat.

Eli’s Wildflower Honey Bar is produced at Eli’s Cheesecake’s Chicago bakery.

Student Ryan Jameson helped research the bees, but he admits the stinging potential was intimidating.

“I’m more focused on the honey than the bees,” he said.

Tim Martin helped raise the bees.

He tasted the sweet success of their honey in a project last year.

“I think it’s really neat to have some work that I’ve done popular in stores around the city,” he said.

Students have been raising bees at Chicago High School for Agriculture and Science for two years. When they started, they only had two hives. After they entered this latest project, they had to up that number to 16.

“This is an opportunity for them to see the bees pollinating flowers, going to the beehive, the honey being made and being produced,” said supervisor Bryant Biegaj.

Now, students and staff can’t wait to see the fruits of their labor with the bees fly off store shelves. They’ll be at Starbucks stores all over Chicagoland and in Wisconsin.

Sales of the Wildflower Honeybar start Wednesday. They’ll cost $2.25.

(© MMVI, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

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Lewis Lazare in the Chicago Sun Times highlights the introduction of Eli’s WildFlower Honey Bar at Starbucks made with honey from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

Lewis Lazare


Honey of a deal for Eli’s, Starbucks and city school

Coffee giant Starbucks is teaming up with two local organizations, the Eli’s Cheesecake Co. and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, to bring local residents a new sweet called the Wildflower Honey Bar, which will be available for $2.25 in all area Starbucks outlets starting Wednesday.

The bar’s ingredients include a graham cracker crust, yellow cake, ricotta cheese, almonds and, most significantly, fresh honey from bee hives tended by students at the agricultural sciences school, the only one of its kind in the Chicago Public School system. The school was founded 21 years ago on farmland owned by the Chicago Public Schools in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the city’s Far Southwest side. Among the school’s many “firsts,” student Corey Flournoy became the first African American to be elected president of the 500,000-member Future Farmers of America in 1994.

Marc Schulman, president of Eli’s Cheesecake, said he has worked for several years with the agricultural school, and so the school was his first choice to provide the honey for the new bar that will be added to the lineup of desserts and bars Eli’s already provides to local Starbucks outlets.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to Partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Starbucks to help fight hunger in Chicago

What could be a better combination than great coffee from Starbucks, delicious desserts from Eli’s, smiling volunteers and Starbucks associates all working together to fight hunger in Chicago.

Today, Eli’s and the Greater Chicago Food Depository teamed up with Starbucks at 18 Starbucks Cafes in Chicago and Cook County to raise funds and increase awareness of the GCFD and its important mission. In a time when fund raising for food pantries nationally is down and there are more hungry people, the funds are critical for the GFCD to serve so many people.

A perfect team; Leah of the GCFD with Miles and Missy of Starbucks at the Starbucks on West Taylor Street. What a beautiful display!

The success of the GFCD is in large part due to its dedicated volunteers. Here a couple tells the GCFD story and raises funds with Eli’s desserts.

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Eli’s Cheesecake teams up with Starbucks to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository
































Join Eli’s Cheesecake and Starbucks in supporting the Food Depository on Feb. 23

Sample treats from Eli’s Cheesecake and coffee from Starbucks on Feb. 23 and help fight hunger at the same time. At select Starbucks locations, Eli’s Cheesecake will be serving delicious desserts, Starbucks will be offering tasty coffee and the Food Depository will be collecting donations for hunger-relief efforts

The following locations will be participating in the Starbucks Coffee and Eli’s Cheesecake sampling event on Feb. 23 benefiting the Food Depository:

47th & Cicero, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
& Madison, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
1430 West Taylor Street, 5 p.m. to 8
State & Adams, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5300 North Clark Street, 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
670 North Michigan Avenue, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
444 North Michigan
Avenue, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
2023-25 West Roscoe Street, 5 p.m. to 8
Division & Dearborn, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Altgeld & Lincoln, 5
p.m. to 8 p.m.

Arlington Heights
1802 Arlington Heights Road, 5 p.m. to
8 p.m.

Dempster & Chicago, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
& McCormick, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rand & Dundee, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

181 North Barrington Raod, 5 p.m. to 8
1560 East Golf Road, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Streets of
Woodfield (601 N. Martingale Rd.), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Woodfield Mall, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

5001 West Dempster Street, 5 p.m. to 8

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Eli’s People Delighted to Support Starbucks Holiday Angels Toy Drive

At Eli’s Cheesecake, we look forward to supporting our community in every way possible. This Holiday Season, we were delighted to support our great customer, Starbucks, and its Holiday Angels Joy Drive, to support the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation.

Our good friend at Starbucks, District Manager, for the Magnificent Mile neighborhood Starbucks stores, solicited our support and our people responded magnificently donating over 50 unwrapped toys to support the Joy Drive.

It is a great honor for us to have customers who share our concerns for the community and, with whom we can work together with, to bring joy to children for the holidays.

Eli’s People gather together with the gifts that they donated to the Joy Drive.

Mary Gale, Eli’s Director of Charitable Giving, demonstrates one of her favorite gifts for kids.

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