Category Archive: Our Food

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

    Courtesy of Westfield, NJ  (  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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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=]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).