Category Archive: Our Guests

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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).

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Monical’s – My first ‘out-on-my-own’ job!

    Prior to 2002, I had been a regular at Monical’s Pizza with my parents. Typically around twice a month we’d have a meal of thin crust pizza, salad, and breadsticks and leave more than pleased. This had gone on for quite some time, as my aunt had worked at one of the Kankakee locations and my cousin worked at the Gilman location. Towards the end of 2002 we were at Monical’s for one of our … Read More

  8. Monical’s Pizza Celebrates Celiac Awareness Month!

    What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Awareness brings treatment that, in turn, brings improvement of the quality of life for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Find more information about Celiac Disease on National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website at: At Monical’s Pizza, we are proud to offer our Gluten Free Pizza … Read More

  9. Monical’s- The Scent of Childhood

                                                                                                                                                                                          Monical’s – The scent of childhood It’s been said that smell is one of the most powerful senses to induce an old memory. I can think of many instances where this has happened to me, but one stands out more than any other – the scent of a Monical’s Pizza restaurant. To this day, walking into a Monical’s location brings back a flood of good times from my childhood in Central Illinois. I can’t … Read More

  10. Making Memories with Monical’s!

    I like pizza. My husband, however, LOVES pizza. The first time I heard of Monical’s, my then-boyfriend-now-husband suggested it because they had thin-crust pizza. I thought to myself, “Ew.” At the time, I only ate thick or pan crust pizza. But, I tried Monical’s and was so glad I did! Add some Italian peppers, and it’s my favorite pizza in the world. My husband and I were married near Bloomington, IL. We have a very large combined … Read More