Meat prices have been rising dramatically. The recent ransom hacking of JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processors, put meat prices in the headlines, but restaurants like Windy City have been seeing supply constraints and big price jumps for months. The hacking episode merely made the situation worse!
Meat Prices for our BBQ Dishes Have Risen Dramatically in 2021
Meat price volatility made menu pricing for Windy City very difficult to hold down, and because the trend is not likely to reverse itself anytime soon, we have had to increase menu prices.
A number of factors drive the rise in pricing for our meat products: Continue reading Why are BBQ Meat Prices Going Through the Roof?
As we enter the Holiday season, all of us at Windy City Pizza and BBQ wish to thank all of you for the support and loyalty so many of you have shown by ordering lunches and dinners for takeout or delivery over the last nine (!) months of pandemic shutdown!
As we work hard to survive the temporary closing of the Windy City dining room and bar, every order makes a difference in keeping the doors open until we can safely welcome everyone back!
Third-Party Delivery Apps Take a Big Percentage of Our Takeout and Delivery Revenue
One hurdle to ensuring the survival of local restaurants is the fees third-party delivery services like DoorDash, UberEats and GrubHub charge for their services. It is no secret that those fees can add up to 30% of the check on many orders! Continue reading The Best Way to Order from Windy City Pizza and BBQ
The Windy City Pizza and BBQ team continues to be deeply gratified and humbled by the strong support our San Mateo and Mid-Peninsula community has given us as we work through this global pandemic.
We are so heartened seeing the familiar faces of our long-term loyal regulars for “no contact” pick and curbside orders. And – to our delight – we are welcoming countless new customers, which inspires all of us during these tough times. This steady flow of business keeps the fires lit in our pizza oven and Texas BBQ pit!
Nothing is better than hearing that our pizza and BBQ are exactly the comfort food our customers crave as we all work through the unsettled environment caused by the pandemic. We promise to keep the fires lit! You keep ordering, and we’ll keep cooking! Continue reading Windy City Pizza and BBQ Summer COVID Service Update
During the weeks of sheltering in place, folks are ordering food to take a break from cooking, and to support local restaurants like Windy City. We very much appreciate all the support we have received from our loyal customers. But it’s natural to be concerned about the safety of ordering in food while trying to practice social distancing to stay healthy.
As quoted in an April 13 article on the Food Network:
“Health authorities affirm that there is no evidence that food or food packaging is causing the spread of coronavirus,” said Tamika Sims, PhD, Director of Food Technology Communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
These are the precautions Windy City is taking to ensure our customers are protected during no-contact order pickup:
Continue reading Ensuring Customer and Food Safety during the Coronavirus Crisis
Catered Office Lunches Are More Than Just a Free Meal for Employees
Lunch catering is a great way to motivate and inspire your employees, bring them all together and and show them some appreciation. Whether you choose lunch catering or pizza delivery, when you want the best pizza in San Mateo, choose Windy City Pizza and BBQ.
Some of the benefits of feeding the team a fresh, wholesome lunch include: Continue reading Why Your Staff Will Love Lunch Catering from Windy City Pizza and BBQ
There’s nothing like watching your favorite team in the NBA Playoffs while enjoying some of the best pizza in San Mateo. With five big screen TVs strategically positioned throughout our dining room, 10 beers on tap (plus wine and champagne), and a menu the whole family can agree on, Windy City Pizza and BBQ is the place to watch your favorite games. Continue reading Why Windy City Pizza and BBQ is the Place to Watch the NBA Playoffs
Pizza and BBQ is a Gift Anyone Will Enjoy
Windy City Pizza and BBQ gift cards make a great gift for friends and family this holiday season, and anytime that you need a versatile and appreciated gift or gesture. The food, the atmosphere, and the service at Windy City are what you would expect and demand for those that you care about… If you have not yet visited Windy City Pizza and BBQ, now is the time to come try us out! Continue reading Why Windy City Pizza and BBQ Gift Cards Make the Perfect Gift
Combine the pitmaster’s skills, the beauty of smoke, culinary tradition and what do you get? The perfect barbecue! Take a trip around the US with our new guide and discover the different BBQ styles throughout these major BBQ regions. Continue reading A Guide to Regional BBQ Styles in the US
4 Reasons to Provide Lunch Catering to Your Staff
Offering your employees lunch catering every week is one of the best ways to motivate them and boost their productivity. Recent studies have shown that employees value this “free gift” and will consider working for a company that provides it. Eventually, the cost of the lunches will be recovered in multiple folds. The increase in employee motivation helps them produce more positive results, thereby improving the company’s bottom line. Here are a few of the reasons why your company should consider offering your employees a catered lunch on a regular basis. Continue reading How Lunch Catering Boosts Office Morale and Productivity
Best BBQ Cooking Techniques
When it comes to barbecue, “low and slow” is the best term used to describe the cooking process. Low and slow is important because meat such as brisket and pork butts are fairly large and should be cooked at low temperatures, for long periods of time. This is key since it ensures that the outside portion is not overcooked while waiting for the internal portion to reach its ideal temperature. Smoking large pieces of meat using lower temperatures results in longer cooking times, but produces juicy, delicious cuts of meat. Continue reading Cooking and Smoking Texas Smokehouse BBQ