Chicagoans finding good pizza at Reggio's, celebrating 40 years in business

LOOKING FOR A GOOD PIZZA? CALL OR VISIT REGGIO's PIZZA AT 120 W. 87th STREET JUST OFF 87th AND THE DAN RYAN

by Chinta Strausbergon

 

If you're looking for a good pizza, just call Reggio's Pizza which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

 

Check out the Chicago style pizza at Reggio's, 120 W. 87th Street, Chicago, IL restaurant just off 87th and the Dan Ryan.

 

Reggio's is the only frozen pizza manufacturer in the City of Chicago. Reggio’s distributes its products to most major supermarket chains in 40 states. Reggio's is not only known for its famous tasty "butter crust" but even General Mills has commended Reggio's crust for being so healthy.

 

An African American-owned business employing 109 diverse black, white and Hispanic employees, Mr. John Clark and his wife, Pearl, had a vision and with faith and determination they mortgaged everything they owned to build their headquarters, located at 340 W. 83rd Street in the West Chatham community. The 36,000 USDA-inspected square foot state-of-the-art processing facility is home to the award wnning nationally known Reggio's Pizza.

 

General Mills has praised Reggio's pizza crust that they say is very healthy and tasty. While the Clark's strive for perfection in their business, they strongly believe in helping the next generation of entrepreneurs.

 

The Clark's often donate to high school and college scholarship funds, and they have an intern program as well. Believing in giving back to the community, the Clark's have even hired some of the very students they helped finance through college. Most recently, Mr. Clark and Mrs. Clark were inductees of the “Hall of Fame” at the Chicago State University.

 

Reggio’s has also received a number of awards including the: National Supplier of the Year” 2010 award presented by the National Minority supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the “Regional Supplier of the Year” from the Chicago NMSDC region, and among others the United States Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)’s and the “National Minority Retail Firm of the Year” award.

 

Reggio's has been commended by a number of elected officials on all levels of government for excellence in business and community employment.

 

So, put Reggio's Pizza on your calendar. You may dine-in, get a carry out or have your pizza delivered. Call: 773.651.7777 or fax your order to: 773.651.0977. DELIVERY STARTS AT 12 NOON--MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, 11:30 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 11:30 A.M. TO 1 A.M. AND SUNDAY'S FROM 2 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT.

 

Please support African American businesses including Reggio's Pizza.

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Reggio's sells its famous "Butter Crust' pizza including my favorite, vegetable pizza. The crust is one of the healthiest made in the nation and it taste good. (All photos by Chinta Strausberg)

And, here is the menu. Happy eating.

One of Reggio's employees making pizza crust at Reggio's headquarters.

A Reggio's employee making pizza crust.

Crust is on the way.

Getting the pizza ready.

Reggio's has a great diverse workforce hired from the community.

Headed for the delicious and healthy fillings.

You may dine-in, get a carry out or have your pizza delivered. Call: 773.651.7777 or fax your order to: 773.651.0977. DELIVERY STARTS AT 12 NOON--MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, 11:30 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 11:30 A.M. TO 1 A.M. AND SUNDAY'S FROM 2 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT.

Reggio's Pizza thanks you for 40-years of service. Let's keep this going by supporting black-owned businesses and one that hires from the community.

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