The Old Chicago restaurant chain has been around since 1976 and has catered to families in Michigan from its three different locations: Southgate, Trenton, Portage and Okemos.
“The Okemos location has been here since 2004,” said service manager Cassie Sanderson, “I’ve been working here for 12 years and the environment and everything, it feels just like a family.”
Old Chicago features specialty pizzas such as the spaghetti pie. The pizza has spaghetti tossed in Alfredo sauce and baked with Romano and Provolone cheeses then topped with Alfredo sauce.
“The Spaghetti Pie is my favorite thing on the menu,” said Sanderson. “It sounds gross
because it’s hard to explain but it’s so good.”
With a welcoming atmosphere the restaurant has a small arcade area, as well as a large bar which allows it to cater to just about everyone in the family.
“I’ve been coming here for several years, I usually come with my grandson,” said loyal customer Trent Stowe. “The service is good, the food is good and the beer is good, that’s why I come here at least once a week”.
The popular restaurant has partnered up with the Meridian Township to celebrate its 175th birthday. On Feb. 16, the city invites everyone to join them at the restaurant for a celebratory fundraiser.
The restaurant will donate 20 percent of the sales that evening to the city to go toward its 175th celebration and events.
‘We are really excited because this is the first time we have done a fundraiser with the city,” said Sanderson. “It has also prompted us to allow other organizations to host fundraisers to be held here as a way to being more people to our restaurant.”
Old Chicago is open Sunday through Sunday from 11a.m to 12 a.m and Monday through Saturday 11 a.m to 2 a.m