Our Story

Our story is told in every slice.

In 1979, Bob McDonald and Ron Epple founded Chicago’s Pizza. They started with a simple formula that consisted of quality ingredients and a dedication to excellence.

With their key ingredients of daily handmade dough, freshly made pizza sauce and high quality cheese and toppings, they perfected the craft of the same quality pizza that customers enjoy today.

After developing their pizza formula, they established their first Chicago’s Pizza in Beech Grove, Ind., in 1979. This location instantly became a staple in the town and high demand bolstered their growth into other successful locations.

Bob and Ron realized that the secret wasn’t just in their pizza sauce, but also in the owners of their Chicago’s Pizza restaurants. Knowing this, they created a business model in which owner/operators would oversee each location. In doing so, they established the Chicago’s Pizza family.

The pizza family quickly grew and, in 1984, Dave Childers joined as a manager in an Indianapolis area location. He moved on to serve as the owner/operator of the French Lick restaurant in 1993. In 2014, Dave was named franchisor upon Bob McDonald’s retirement.

Today, the same recipe for success lives on, and Chicago’s Pizza has grown into 15 restaurants across the state of Indiana. We are currently licensed for franchising within the state of Indiana only. If you're interested in joining our Chicago's Pizza family, please contact Dave Childers about franchising opportunities at 812-661-2026.

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The Chicago's Way

Chicago’s Pizza is a company that prides themselves on their quality, fresh pizza and dependable experience of the customer.

Chicago’s Pizza started with a simple formula that consisted of quality ingredients and a dedication to excellence. We are pleased to say that this way made us who we were in the beginning and what are today.  We continue to create the best product and experience for each guest that steps foot into any one of our locations. We hope that you enjoy the Chicago's way, just as much as we enjoy serving you!