Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is celebrating the grand opening of its downtown Chapel Hill location with free pizza to its first customers and free gift cards to Centsible Saver readers.
The first 76 customers in line at the restaurant at 140 W. Franklin St. before 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, will receive free pizza for a year. Folks will get a booklet filled with coupons for a free pizza each month for a year. (I’m guessing folks will be showing up early so check the weather forecast and go prepared.)
On top of that, Centsible Saver readers will have the chance to win Old Chicago gift cards in a blog giveaway that starts today and runs through Tuesday, March 18.
I’m giving away three $25 gift cards to readers selected at random.
Other grand opening events:
At 10 a.m., there will be a basketball free-throw fundraiser for Farmer Foodshare, a nonprofit group connecting hungry families with local farming communities.
From 3 to 5 p.m., the restaurant will be offering craft beer and pizza pairings with a $2 donation to Farmer Foodshare.
To enter the gift card giveaway:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Old Chicago” in the subject line and tell me your favorite pizza toppings or a menu item you would like to try at Old Chicago. Also include your mailing address.
Enter by noon Tuesday, March 18. One entry per reader. I’ll pick three winners at random and announce their names on the blog. The gift cards will be mailed to the winners.
Old Chicago, which opened its first place in 1976, serves salads, calzones, shareable appetizers and pizza with fresh dough made daily on the premises. Draft and bottled craft beer is served. The Chapel Hill store is the first in the Carolinas.
For more information, visit www.oldchicago.com.