Home Run Inn, Chicago’s “Premium Thin-Crust Pizza,” looks forward to a promising summer at Wrigley Field and Midway International Airport, two prominent Chicago partnerships in entertainment and travel, as well as new frozen pizza packaging.
As part of a five-year Chicago Cubs partnership, Home Run Inn will launch co-branded frozen pizza boxes available from June through August at select Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin retail locations. Each box will include a code to enter for a chance to win the “Ultimate Chicago Cubs Experience:” a $500 gift card to the Cubs Store; eight tickets to a Cubs home game; eight customized Cubs jerseys; and eight customized marquee photos.
The family-owned brand is also a fixture at Chicago Midway International Airport. Home Run Inn sales are up 25% in the first quarter of this year at Midway as air travel picks up again.
“We’re proud of the Home Run Inn family legacy to have an active role in the community as we look forward to the future,” said Dan Costello, CEO of Home Run Inn.
Throughout the pandemic, Home Run Inn has ramped up frozen pizza production, making more than 100,000 pizzas a day during peak demand at its manufacturing facility in Woodridge, Illinois. Sales have increased 17% nationally since last year and the company remains the number-one selling frozen pizza in the Chicagoland area.
Along with the increase in production comes a redesign of the frozen pizza boxes, a new look within the last ten years, hitting retail shelves nationwide this month.
Another focus for the family-owned company throughout the challenging year has been giving back and supporting communities across Chicago. Home Run Inn has donated upwards of 60,000 pizzas, feeding an excess of 240,000 families in need, hospital workers and first responders.
Home Run Inn operates nine Chicago area restaurants and sells frozen pizza in more than 40 states. The oldest family-owned frozen pizza label, Home Run Inn ranks among the top 10 in pizza brands sold nationally.
Home Run Inn has captured the hearts of Chicagoans with the same family tradition since it opened its first tavern on the South Side more than 74 years ago in 1947. The original pizza recipe is recognized for its irresistible flavor and hand-pinched buttery, flaky crust topped with only all-natural and premium ingredients.
About Home Run Inn
Home Run Inn is considered Chicago’s very own thin crust pizza known for its irresistible flavor, hand-pinched buttery crust, zesty sauce, plentiful cheese and homemade sausage. What started as a small tavern in the 1920’s, has grown to a company with 9 pizzerias throughout the Chicagoland area and frozen pizza sold in more than 40 states. Still family-owned and operated, Home Run Inn ranks among the top 10 in pizza brands sold nationally and number one in the Chicagoland area.