1. Rebuilding Tilton

    For Immediate Release: July 25, 2014 – Monical’s Pizza announces plans to re-build their Tilton restaurant at its existing location at 1628 Georgetown Road. The building suffered extensive fire damage on April 24 of this year. Since then the company has been working with the insurance provider, city of Tilton and the corporate architect on the plans to rebuild. With a newly expanded North Vermilion Street location in addition to the original restaurant on North … Read More

  2. Monical’s Nutritional Calculator

    In response to both increased guest demand and pending legislation under the Affordable Care Act, we decided to update our on-line nutrition information to make it more user- friendly.  We searched for a provider who could give us a more comprehensive approach for accessing our nutritional information.  After reviewing a large number of nutritional information pages on restaurant websites, we concluded that a “nutrition calculator’ would be an excellent approach for us to follow.  The … Read More

  3. The Shipping Project

    As the holidays are coming, many people are making a list and checking it twice.  For those loved ones who have moved away from their hometown, they often would like a “taste of home” as a gift.  We have researched, long and hard, on how to ship Monical’s pizza.  So here is the story. In order for us to ship our Oven-Ready (frozen) pizzas, they have to be manufactured in a USDA-approved facility. To date … Read More

  4. Monical’s + The Marine Corps = Happy Kids!

    Everyone knows Monical’s for the Family Pleaser, the Salad Dressing, and the Breadsticks (are you hungry yet?) but we wanted to highlight another reason why Monical’s truly does “Bring People Together”. 2013 continues our 9+ year partnership with Toys for Tots.  Many people only think of Toys for Tots near the holidays.  Preparation to pull off the toy drive takes all year. Toys for Tots started in 1947 in Los Angeles by Major Hendrickson.  That … Read More

  5. Another great recipe from a loyal fan!

    Here is an amazing recipe that was submitted by John Sales, Jr., a loyal guest and one of our biggest facebook fans! He says: “I’ve been known to refer to Meatloaf as FOTG ‘Food Of The Gods’ with this recipe it’s closer to the truth!!” If you are not near a Monical’s location, you can order our dressing online by clicking here. Find this and other recipes right here on our blog by clicking our ‘Recipes’ … Read More

  6. Monical’s Pizza Makes It Happen

    Christmas is a time of joy, community and goodwill. It is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate than us. This year, Monical’s Pizza made it happen during its annual holiday meeting on Monday, December 10th in Bloomington, IL. During the Holiday Meeting, attendees donated non-perishable food items, which prior to being given to the Midwest Food Bank, were used to create a (temporary) indoor miniature golf course. This went to prove … Read More

  7. Monical’s Named “Best Practices” Finalist!

    People Report and Black Box Intelligence have announced 13 finalists for the 2012 Best Practices awards, which honor four restaurant companies for exceptional workplace practices and results.  In addition to Monical’s Pizza, the finalists include BJ’s Restaurants, The Capital Grille, Corner Bakery Cafe, Eat’n Park Restaurants, La Madeleine, Le Pain Quotidien, K&N Management, Longhorn Steakhouse, Maggiano’s Little Italy, McDonald’s, Red Lobster and White Castle. “These companies represent some of the best workplaces in our industry,” … Read More

  8. C is for Cookie (or Calzone!)

    Do you remember the Sesame Street song “C is for Cookie”? We do! We thought we would try to come up with Monical’s menu items to fill up the rest of the alphabet! We were able to come up with 21 of the 26 letters in the alphabet. How many can you list? A: Apple Slices B: Breadsticks C: Cookie or Calzone D: Delight (pizza combination) E: Extra Meat or Veggies (pricing per topping) F: … Read More

  9. Charlie’s tradition

    Charlie eats at his favorite restaurant on shot days.  I took this picture on July 27, 2010 at Monical’s- 3542 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL. Mommy gets spaghetti and Nana gets pizza so he’s all set! The employees and customers at CVS thought this picture was just adorable. They said it belonged in a restaurant or a photo contest. All of our friends and relatives (as my daughter and I both have 8×10′s in our kitchens) … Read More

  10. Monical’s Menu helps this Mom ‘Git-R-Done’

    Monical’s Menu helps this Mom ‘Git-R-Done’ Growing up my elders always told me, “the older you get the quicker time goes by” and man, were they right!  Like many working mothers I wear many hats and I have found, after having children, that time speeds by even faster.  My daughter, Josephine, is 17 months old and my son, Gavin just turned 3 on February 7th. To celebrate we had a party and of course this … Read More

  11. Re-heating that “Magical Moment”

    Top Tips for Re-heating Monical’s Thin Crust Pizza  We love to tell our guests then when it comes to our pizza, we are experts at creating that “Magical Moment.”  You know, that moment when the cheese settles and the pieces separate into deliciously crisp, bite-sized squares of flavor-filled perfection.  While that moment lasts through the meal, we get questions all the time about how to create that moment at home without taking home one of … Read More

  12. We love trying your recipes too!

    With the cooler weather quickly approaching, why not try this amazing meatloaf! This recipe was submitted by Christine Loy, a loyal guest. She says: “The sweet and tart makes all the difference. It is awesome!” If you are not near a Monical’s location, you can order our dressing online by clicking here. Find this and other recipes right here on our blog by clicking our ‘Recipes’ link above (or click here).

  13. A duo meant for the ages… “Sweet & Tart”

    For 50 years, Monical’s has been famous (in part) for our Sweet & Tart Salad Dressing.  Our Guests have learned to use it not just on salad, but also on pizza, breadsticks, sandwiches and just about anything else on the menu. [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=fGoeVbU5gZY]The original Sweet & Tart recipe dates back many years, and the recipe is not easy to reproduce or duplicate. The slightest variation in the way it’s made can cause changes in color, texture … Read More

  14. Join Monical’s in taking a bite out of Childhood Hunger

    Monical’s Pizza Joins Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ September 18 – 24, 2011 Restaurants Across the Country Embrace Week-Long Event to End Childhood Hunger in America Bradley, IL… Monicals’s Pizza is proud to announce its participation in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™, a week-long national restaurant event in cities across the United States. From September 18-24, Monical’s will be offering 20% off a one topping Family Pleaser® … Read More

  15. If you love Sweet & Tart Dressing …you’ll love these recipes!

    Here is a quick and easy recipe for Sweet & Tart Taco Salad! It’s great for Dinner,  Picnics or Pot-Lucks! Swing by Monical’s today to get your Family Garden Salad and Sweet & Tart Dressing! If you are not near a Monical’s location, you can order our dressing online by clicking here. Find this and other recipes right here on our blog by clicking our ‘Recipes’ link above (or click here).