Category Archive: Our People

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. Community Programs

    One of the reasons I love being part of the Monical’s family is because of the dedication to giving back to the great communities we serve. We believe that reading is one of the most important things a child can learn. Monical’s promotes childhood literacy through the School Reading Program and Summer Library Reading Program. Both programs instill the importance of reading while making the learning process fun and exciting for children. Monical’s also helps … Read More

  8. Recycling at Monical’s Corporate Support Center

    It began with recycling aluminum cans. Many of us were drinking canned soft drinks, so we installed a can crusher on the wall in our employee kitchen and placed a lined plastic garbage can under it. After empty cans were crushed, they simply fell into the lined garbage can. Once a bag became half-full, we took it to the local recycling center and redeemed it for cash. The money was then used to buy Dairy … Read More

  9. 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

  10. Think Global- Act Local

    At Monical’s Pizza, we’re very active in our local communities, and we try to reach out and support those communities as much as we can.  In November 2010, the employees of Monical’s reached just a little farther than usual.  We touched lives all the way in Africa, in fact. Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.  That’s one in eight people. charity: water is a non-profit organization … Read More