August 18, 2014 |

Aurelio’s Pizza celebrates 55th anniversary

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler


Chicago, IL, August 15, 2014 – Aurelio’s Pizza, the well-loved, iconic family pizzeria chain synonymous with Chicago-style thin crust pizza with that signature sauce is celebrating its 55th anniversary August 20, 2014.

What began as the pride and joy of Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. who decided to give it a go as a restaurateur at the age of 26 in 1959 with a small four-top restaurant on Ridge Road in Homewood, IL is today 41 stores strong across six states and growing.

With its legendary “old oven” dating back to 1959 in its Homewood location, Aurelio’s is the oldest Chicago pizza chain and was one of the pioneers in the concept of the family pizzeria in the United States. Aurelio’s helped to launch pizza into the American lexicon and has since become one of Chicagoland’s true claims to fame. In fact, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Jane Lynch recently had Aurelio’s pizza flown in for her private birthday party.

“This marks a big year for us,” said Joe Aurelio, president and CEO, Aurelio’s Pizza. “We have a lot to celebrate. We‘ve been working hard to take Aurelio’s Pizza to the next level for the past several years. And, it’s happening. We are launching an exciting new App. This year, we’ll experience a 10% growth in our number of locations. And, we have some new markets including Peoria, IL and Fishers, IN. The most exciting news is we’ve started construction on our Downtown Chicago location at 1212 S. Michigan Avenue.”

More News

January 12, 2017 |

5 ways to ‘dip’ into your apps menu

I dip, you dip, we dip! A tantalizing dip is a great way to provide instant gratification. Many can be made ahead of time and simply heated or plated. A favorite in Pizza Today’s home base of Louisville, Kentucky is beer cheese. Now, there’s debate on whether it should be served hot or cold. But… Read More


January 11, 2017 |

RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Names Scott Crane CEO

Dallas, Texas – RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today announced that the Board of Directors has named Scott Crane as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. Crane succeeds Interim CEO Clinton J. Coleman, who will remain in his role as a member of the Board, where he has served since 2007.   “Scott is dynamic leader… Read More


January 4, 2017 |

2017 — What’s trending?

As a new year rang in, the food industry made its predictions of restaurant trends that will sweep the nation, from rising concepts to customer-facing tech and hot menu items. How do these forecasts correlate to the pizza industry? What’s going to be this year’s hot pizza style? What are your predictions? Let’s take a… Read More