Reader: The only good thing about Old Chicago is that it's better than Red Robin
Lori Midson Pepperoni rolls from Old Chicago.
Old Chicago got its start in Boulder in 1976; since then, it's grown to close to a hundred locations around the country. The Broomfield-based chain is now in the midst of a national brand redesign that includes a new look and revamped menu, as well as a slightly changed name: Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom. Jenn Wohletz recently stopped by the store at 1280 South Colorado Boulevard to check out the changes; the pepperoni rolls remain a favorite, and while she found the beer offerings impressive, they travel far from Colorado.
- Old Chicago adds new words to its name and dishes to its menu
- Old Chicago's latest Mini Tour is a canny beer move
- AC Golden Brewing serves a style-busting India pale lager only at Old Chicago
That doesn't sit well with Colorado craft-beer fans. And neither does the rest of the place, according to Sobofan:
The only good thing about Old Chicago these days is that it's better than Red Robin (another bland, boring Colorado chain). Which isn't much.
What do you think of Old Chicago? Red Robin? What's your favorite local chain?