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New pizza restaurant gives Fort Worth the final word on deep-dish

New pizza restaurant gives Fort Worth the final word on deep-dish

Old Chicago Pan Pizza
One of the draws at Old Chicago is that it does deep-dish pizza. Photo courtesy of Old Chicago

Fort Worth gets its own branch of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, opening in early 2016 in the bustling Presidio Junction center in north Fort Worth.

A spokeswoman says that the hoped-for opening date is late January.

The famed pizza and beer joint was founded in 1976 and is owned by national conglomerate CraftWorks Restaurants. It is notable for featuring the sought-after deep-dish style of pizza; it also offers a thin-crust alternative. Other menu items include burgers, club sandwiches chicken wings, fried pickles, pretzel bites, calzones, Italian nachos, and a craft-your-own macaroni and cheese. Recently added menu items include pepperoni rolls and warm cinnamon rolls.

Presidio Junction is a new shopping center opening off I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway in north Fort Worth. A new Target opened there in 2014, the first that's opened in the area since 2009. Other retailers planning to open at the center include Garden Ridge, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Petco, Dollar Tree, Old Navy, Ross, and In & Out Burger. 

Fort Worth will be the second branch of Old Chicago in North Texas. The first opened in Dallas' Mockingbird Station complex in December 2014 and will mark its one-year anniversary with a celebration on December 11. The chain also opened a branch in Houston in October.

"Texas has been an amazing market for us, which is why we are exponentially growing through the region," says Old Chicago senior marketing manager Gretchen Sherlock. "Besides our Fort Worth location opening early next year, we are planning on opening four new restaurants in 2016."

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