Lenten Sandwich Specials

We know that finding meatless meal options can start to become repetitive. For this Lenten Season, we have created two new sandwiches in addition to our numerous other meatless options! Our two new sandwiches are a pepper and egg and a cod fillet sandwich. 

Pepper and Egg sandwich 

This is a classic lent sandwich good for everyone! Peppers and eggs scrambled together, seasoned with various spices, and put on a bun. No meat and full of flavor!

Cod Fillet Sandwich

This is a new sandwich this year! It is a beer battered cod fish fillet. It comes with homemade tartar sauce, lettuce, and tomato on a fresh baked turano bun.

In addition to these new sandwiches, we have plenty of other meatless choices available everyday! This includes plenty of fish options! Our seafood department is full of different fish. We even have pre-marinated fish options so that all you have to do is pick one out and cook it! 

Another meatless option is pizza and you can’t beat our Pizza Friday deals. You can get a 16” take and bake cheese pizza for only $6! Each topping is an additional $1. 

The pepper and egg sandwich and the cod fillet sandwich are only available for a limited time. They will be in-store throughout Lent!

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Fat Tuesday

The Lenten Season starts next week. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter recognized in the Christian calendar. Lent is usually a somber time spent in preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. But before it starts, we celebrate! The day before Ash Wednesday is commonly referred to as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras  is French for “Fat Tuesday”. Tradition has it that you are supposed to eat rich. fatty foods before fasting during Lent. This is the day to indulge and give into your cravings! 

Are you ready to eat, but not sure what you want yet? Here are 4 things you may want to eat on Fat Tuesday!

Beef Sandwich 

Something juicy, full of flavor, and sure to leave you satisfied? A beef sandwich! A piece of bread loaded with thinly sliced meat and soaked in juice is a delicious way to celebrate Mardi Gras! Top it with some giardiniera or giardiniera relish and you have a winner!
Plus, our dinner for two this week is Beef Sandwiches! Pick up the complete meal in our grab and go section.

Stuffed Burger

Burgers are always a good idea, but our stuffed burgers take it to a whole new level! A classic burger that is stuffed with different items. In three different varieties, our stuffed burgers are full of flavor. They are sure to make your

Marinated Jerk Chicken

When you think of Mardi Gras, you may think of New Orleans. New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations. New Orleans is famous for its cajun flare on foods. To embody this part of the culture, try out our marinated jerk chicken! Available in our meat department, it is already marinated and is a great way to embrace Mardi Gras!


Fat Tuesday and Paczki go hand in hand. It’s a tradition to have a donut or paczki on Fat Tuesday. We have a variety of different paczki available in our bakery including three new specialty flavors! Our gourmet paczki add some fun flavor to the classic treat. Our specialty flavors are strawberry, banana custard, and cannoli! 

If you’re planning to cook on Fat Tuesday and want to make a traditional New Orleans meal, try Chipotle Shrimp Gumbo! It is a rich and hearty gumbo loaded with a savory combination of tender shrimp, onions, okra, and diced tomatoes, all seasoned to perfection with a homemade creole spice blend. It is a perfect recipe to bring New Orleans to your kitchen! Get the recipe here!

Let us know what you’re eating or cooking up this Fat Tuesday!

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Rotisserie Chicken

Busy schedules mean a shorter amount of time for things like meals. You need food on the table quickly so everyone can eat and go to their meetings, practices, or another obligation that comes up. We’ve been there and we believe that you should never have to sacrifice a quality meal for the sake of time. Our rotisserie chicken is a go-to on hectic days like these!

Rotisserie chicken is a chicken cooked on a rotisserie, using direct heat to cook because the chicken is placed next to the heat source.The chickens are put onto rods that rotate to ensure optimal juiciness and cooking. 

You can feel good about feeding it to your family. Our chickens are always fresh and never frozen. There are no added hormones or steroids and they are MSG free. In addition to these benefits, the taste is incredible!

Our chicken is known for its outstanding flavor and juiciness. We season it with a special herb rub. The special seasoning is made with a variety of different herbs and spices to give the chicken a unique and delicious flavor. It is our homemade blend that we took the time to test and develop until we got it to the special blend we were proud to feed you and your families!

You don’t have to just take our word for it!

Chicago Magazine recently did a ranking of the top 10 rotisserie chickens in Chicago and we ranked in the Top 3! The chicken was tested in 6 categories on a scale of 1-10; the categories were skin, flavor, wing texture, juiciness, appearance, and  freshness.

Here are our scores: 

Skin- 8 | Flavor- 10 | Wing texture- 9 | Juiciness- 9 | Appearance- 8 | Freshness- 8

We love using rotisserie chicken in recipes that call for shredded or pulled chicken. Because the chicken is already cooked, it is one less step for you! Plus, you never have to sacrifice taste for convenience because our rotisserie chicken gives you both!

Pick one up and let us know what you think!

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Heart Month

February is National Heart Month. This is a month used to generate awareness for heart disease and risks. We are taking the opportunity this February to recognize Cesco’s Heart. 

Cesco’s Heart is a local, non-profit organization in honor of Francesco Vavalle who was born with a rare and severe heart defect. Francesco had congenital heart defect that meant he was born with half a heart and would require multiple open heart surgeries, the first one when he was just days old.

Francesco was called home only a few years into his life, but his memory lives on. Cesco’s Heart is a non-profit organization whose proceeds go to support the research and advanced treatments for pediatric cardiology. This organization was created by his family to continue his fight. The funds go directly to Advocate Children’s Hospital where Francesco received multiple treatments including open-heart surgeries, procedures, and care.  

We want to help in honoring the legacy of this beautiful boy and his incredibly strong family. 

Throughout the month of February, a portion of all sales of Wonderful Pistachios will go to Cesco’s Heart. Come to any of our seven stores and purchase Wonderful Pistachios to join us in supporting Francesco and the entire Vavalle family.

For more information on Francesco and the mission of Cesco’s Heart click here

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