Legendary Chicago Pizza Brand Opens Its 9th Spot in Berwyn
Family-owned and operated Chicago pizzeria Home Run Inn (homeruninnpizza.com) celebrated the opening of its ninth location at 6825 West Cermak Road in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on August 29. The leader in Chicago’s authentic thin crust pizza recently rolled out an overall brand refresh, re-energizing Home Run Inn’s touch points with consumers, including a modernized logo, website, restaurant storefronts, in-restaurant and marketing materials and frozen pizza boxes. The Berwyn restaurant presents the fresh, new look throughout the venue.
“We’ve been serving pizzas made from an original family recipe since 1947 – offering nearly 70 years of pizzas baked in tradition and made from scratch daily,” said Dan Costello, president of Home Run Inn Restaurant Group. “We’re thrilled as a company to continue to expand our presence in the Chicagoland area and share our restaurant to new and longstanding guests alike.”
The BDC facilitated the marketing, sale and final deal structuring of the city-owned property to allow Home Run Inn to be the final piece of the City’s efforts to revitalize this commercial block in the Cermak Road corridor. Mayor Robert J. Lovero stated, “The City of Berwyn has made a concerted effort to revitalize Cermak Road, bringing back the road’s thriving main street culture. The arrival of Home Run Inn is this summer’s pièce de résistance.” Jousef Mondragon, BDC Board President, continued, “It gives me great pride to welcome such a fine family and their business to Berwyn. Now a fourth-generation dynasty, their mainstay operations are a wonderful fit against Berwyn’s rich history.”
Home Run Inn Berwyn opened its doors on a phased schedule, with carryout service introduced on Thursday, September 1, dinner service on Tuesday, September 6 and lunch to begin on Saturday, September 10. Home Run Inn Berwyn will be open for full lunch, dinner and carryout service in mid-October, with the hours of Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 12 – 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 10 p.m. The menu features a variety authentic homemade Chicago pizzas including Laura’s Favorite, made with spinach and plum tomatoes on garlic butter crust, a Grilled Artichoke, Roasted Garlic & Spinach served over white wine cream along with other classics such as Sausage and Pepperoni.
Home Run Inn pizzas are made from an original family recipe created in 1947. One of Chicago’s oldest pizzerias, Home Run Inn pizzas are baked using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives. As one of the first companies to expand into the frozen pizza business, Home Run Inn frozen pizzas are one of the most demanded pizza brands on a national scale and are made daily and shipped to grocery stores in more than 40 states offering a true taste of Chicago to guests across the nation.