1. CHART to Honor Janelle Reents of Monical Pizza Corporation with its 2023 Commitment to People Award

    Courtesy of RestaurantNews.com Westfield, NJ  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) today announced that Janelle Reents, President of Monical Pizza Corporation, is the recipient of its 2023 Commitment to People Award. Janelle will be honored at the Commitment to People Dinner on Monday evening, July 31, during CHART’s 104th Hospitality Training Conference at the Rosen Plaza, Orlando, FL. Read more about Janelle’s journey “Pizza with a Purpose” interview here in the Summer 2023 issue of Hospitality Training … Read More

  2. 60th Anniversary

    Monical’s Pizza Celebrates It’s 60th Anniversary  60 years is a long time for any business to survive much less prosper. In fact, quite a few who once were listed among the Dow Jones largest corporations no longer exist. Monical’s Pizza was founded by the Monical family in 1959 in a pool hall in Tolono, Illinois and today consists of 62 restaurants in four Midwest states. The company, which currently employs almost 1500 team members, still … Read More

  3. The Best Pizza in St. Louis

    Monical’s Pizza voted ‘Best Pizza’ in the St. Louis Post Dispatch GO! Magazine The St. Louis Post Dispatch GO! Magazine announced Sunday, April 29th that Monical’s Pizza was voted “Best Pizza” restaurant in St. Louis. The Monical’s Pizza Restaurant in O’Fallon, MO is the company’s first location in Missouri and recently celebrated its second anniversary at that location. “It’s an honor to be voted the Best Pizza in St. Louis,” Monical’s Pizza Marketing Coordinator Jim Hedge said. “We … Read More

  4. A Taste of Monical’s in Missouri

    Monical’s Pizza proudly opened their first Missouri location on April 11, 2016.  After an extensive search throughout the St. Louis area, O’Fallon was an easy decision.  Since opening in O’Fallon, Monical’s Pizza has enjoyed getting involved with the community.  Girls on the Run, River City Rascals and the Heritage Fest are some events that we have had the pleasure of sponsoring. Recently we had our friends from the Economic Development department from the city of … Read More

  5. The Wait Is Almost Over

    For Immediate Release: Monical’s Pizza Paris To Re-Open Following the recent retirement of long-time franchisee Diane Boyer and subsequent remodeling of the Paris Monical’s Pizza, the restaurant is scheduled to re-open at the end of August.  Formerly a franchise location, the Paris Monical’s will now be operated as a company-owned restaurant with Jennifer Denton assuming General Manager responsibilities.  Jennifer has served as an Assistant Manager at the Tilton Monical’s and as General Manager of the … Read More

  6. Monical’s Pizza of Paris Announces Ownership Transition

    For Immediate Release July 13, 2015 – After more than 40 years with Monical’s Pizza, Diane Boyer has decided to move on to the next phase of her life…retirement. She became the Franchisee of Paris in 1976 and has been the face of Monical’s in the community ever since. As a long-standing member of the Monical’s “family”, Diane leaves her restaurant in good hands as it will convert from a franchise to company-operated location. Janelle … Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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