The race will begin and end at Soldier Field and it’s sure to be a fun kickoff event for football season. The Bears promise a gameday-like atmosphere for the pre-race pep rally with appearances by the Bears Drumline and Staley Da Bear. Check out the Bears’ event page for registration and race details.
At Thursday’s race, runners will pick to run for their favorite player’s “team.” Between Lance Briggs, Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, and Peanut Tillman, who would you run for? Whether you’re running in the race or not, let us know in the comments!
The Fest will feature live music, family-fun activities, and of course lots and lots of sausage. SausageFest goers will enjoy sausages from vendors like Bobak’s, Chicago’s Dog House, Bari, Paulina Market, Gilbert’s Craft Sausages, and Haute Sausage. The highlight of the Fest will be the crowning of the Sausage King of Chicago. Contestants for this prestigious title have been raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Whoever raises the most money will be crowned the Sausage King!
For more information, visit SausageFest’s website. Go forth and eat sausage!
If you can’t make it to Old Town, head to your local Lou’s for some equally delicious sausage…on a pizza!
The annual Chicago Air & Water Show is back and this year’s lineup of performers is highlighted by the ever popular U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. The best part about the show: it’s totally free! Check out the City of Chicago website for all the details.
The Park was packed to the gills with people and buzzing with musical energy the entire weekend. The music festival had a combined 3 day attendance of over 300,000 people! A crowd that big calls for a huge amount of sustenance. We served up about 30,000 slices of pizza over the course of the 3 days. Cranking out that much deep dish was no easy feat.
On Monday, June 30th, Lou Malnati’s Internet Marketing Specialist, Meghan Ristau, gave a brief presentation at Mashable.com’s Social Media Day Chicago at Rockit Bar & Grill about Lou’s social media strategy and successes.
Social media has provided us with endless opportunities and ways for us to share our message with Lou’s fans all over the nation. This past year alone has been filled with many memorable moments for us – from our response to Jon Stewart dissing Chicago’s beloved deep dish to celebrating being named “Best Pizza in Chicago” in Eater Chicago’s poll, our fans have been with us every step of the way.
At the end of the night, Lou Malnati’s was honored with the 2014 Chicago Social Media Campaign of the Year in recognition for our efforts. However, we would like to thank you… yes, YOU! Thank you for engaging with us, thank you for joining the conversation, thank you for being social!
To check out more photos from the event, check out Chicago Social Media Marketing Group’s website.