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.
“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:
Starting today, 3/17 (St. Patrick’s Day) Windy City will comply with the order issued for the six counties, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo, prohibiting restaurant dine-in. We are pleased to be able to continue providing delivery and pick up to our customers. Given that we are looking at reduced hours for our long-tenured, hard-working employees – when possible – we will appreciate your ordering directly with the restaurant vs. our third party partners. This keeps our phones ringing, our POS system running and our spirits brighter! We will all weather this storm easier if we’re able to continue doing what we do best – provide great food to our loyal customers. Orders can be placed via phone (dinosaur style!) at 650-578-1942 or via Windy City’s in-house ordering system Hunger-Rush if you are picking up or ordering within our regular delivery hours. This will help us greatly as our third party delivery partners potentially will be busier now, with associated longer delivery times. Our full menu continues to be available for delivery/pick up. As a reminder, we deliver to San Mateo, Burlingame (south of Broadway), Foster City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos and Belmont. Normal delivery Hours: Sunday – Thursday Evenings: 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Friday – Saturday Evenings: 5:00pm – 9:30pm. Larger catering/delivery orders accommodated anytime. (see link to website)
Our third party partners are: DoorDash, Uber, GrubHub, Slice and Go-Go Cater. Please see yesterday’s post regarding “Non-contact” delivery if you choose not to enter the restaurant for pick up.
Our theme “We Love Our Customers” continues and our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you for your ongoing support. Last night a customer at the bar told us she had come in for her “last good meal.” No! that doesn’t need to be the case.
Like everyone, we are in uncharted territory, so expect periodic updates as we respond to guidelines and the needs of you, our loyal customers.
Like everyone in our community, Windy City is closely monitoring guidelines from the CDC, local health authorities and California’s Governor, to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. Today we received several calls inquiring if we are open, which we are.
The health of our guests and employees is paramount and we want to communicate some additional measures we have implemented during this rapidly evolving situation:
To every extent possible, Windy City is increasing its – already meticulous – adherence to sanitation, food safety, personal hygiene.
We are strongly urging all guests to automatically avail themselves of the hand sanitizers throughout the restaurant.
To ensure “social distancing” we are reducing the number of tables available to our guests, so as to comply with current best practices recommending groups be separated by 6’.
Windy City has three in-house delivery drivers, along with our third-party delivery partners (DoorDash, Uber, GrubHub.)
The third-party drivers are now able to provide “Contact-free” delivery, allowing customers to request their pre-paid order be left at their front door, lobby or other location, minimizing contact with others.
Our guests may also arrange “Contact-Free” pick up of their food orders by:
requesting this service when the order is placed and
calling 650-578-1942 from outside the restaurant (front door/red bench) to alert our staff that they are on the premise and ready to pick up.
Windy City Pizza and BBQ in San Mateo is THE Place to Celebrate
In case you missed the big news, October is National Pizza Month across North America. This classic Italian food was invented in 1889 and has since become a fan-favorite in countries all over the world. Consisting of wheat-based dough and topped with a variety of ingredients, pizza is mouthwatering and delicious. Our San Mateo pizza restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate this month, and all year long. Continue reading October is National Pizza Month!→
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.
The Holiday Season is a great time to show appreciation for your valued employees with lunch catering from Windy City Pizza and BBQ. If your business is in the San Mateo area, and within our pizza and BBQ delivery area, you don’t have to spend excess amounts of time and money on a company party to show your thanks. Simply providing an unexpected free meal is enough to make anyone feel appreciated and recognized.
The saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” also holds true for employees. With the best Chicago style deep dish pizza and Texas smokehouse BBQ, Windy City Pizza and BBQ is a great choice for winning over the hearts of your staff, and increasing productivity and loyalty. After all, happy employees are productive and loyal employees.
Research shows that employees who feel appreciated will demonstrate the following behaviors:
Take more pride and ownership in their work
Go above and beyond the status quo
Build relationships with peers and co-workers
Become more receptive to constructive criticism
Show increased loyalty (lower turnover rate)
Begin praising others
Be more content with their work/life balance
You don’t have to go all-out either! If the company budget is a little tight, consider opting for pizza delivery. It’s convenient, affordable and always a crowd-pleasing favorite. At Windy City Pizza and BBQ, we also offer delicious gluten free and vegan options, which makes it a great choice—regardless of any dietary constraints.
During the Holiday season, a higher-end catering option is a great choice but don’t just go the ordinary lunch catering route. Choose something unconventional, yet delectable like knuckle-suckin’ good Texas BBQ–delivered straight to your office! Our tender, juicy, Texas Smokehouse Barbecue that is sure to become the office favorite.
For a variety of options, add a specialty deep dish pizza (or a few), which marries layers of savory sauce, meat (optional), crushed tomatoes, artisanal flour and premium Wisconsin cheese. With food this appetizing, your efforts to show appreciation to your employees will make a lasting impression.
Show Your Appreciation With Lunch Catering from Windy City Pizza and BBQ
We’re happy to discuss office catering options and take all the guesswork out of a menu that’s perfectly suited to a variety of employees’ tastes and dietary needs. Check out our catering menu here, then give us a call to plan your event! To place an order for the best pizza and BBQ delivery in the San Mateo Area, contact Windy City Pizza today at (650) 578-1942 or order your catering online through our contact form.
Bay Area Chicago Bears Fan Club on Hopes for the 2017 Season
Chicago Bears Fans, take heart. There’s still hope yet for the 2017 Chicago Bears to make a stunning comeback after a lackluster 2016. Let’s take a look at these 4 fearless predictions which will make the Bears an exciting team to watch and cheer for at Windy City Pizza and BBQ this season.
1. Leonard Floyd Gets A Dozen Sacks
Floyd was a first-round pick in the class of 2016, but he has yet to show his complete game. In 2017, Leonard Floyd will prove to everyone that he’s worthy of the Defensive Rookie of the Year title by making more sacks and timely defensive stops.
It all starts with guidance and training under the watchful eye of Pernell McPhee and Bears’ defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio. Floyd will then be known as a feared pass rusher and one of the best 3-4 outside linebackers the NFL has ever seen!
2. Two 1000-Yard Receivers Will Emerge
The Bears produce one of the best receiving corps in the league. It all starts with the veteran experience of Victor Cruz, who was just recently added to the team. His mission? Train Cameron Meredith and Kevin White to be the best they can be. It’s not an outrageous claim that both will be able to churn out 1000 yards apiece in the 2017 NFL season–Meredith and White have what it takes to do that. They are lengthy and fast enough to bypass any defensive lineup.
Third time’s the charm for 2015 first-round draft pick Kevin White. Meredith has already posted 888 yards on the 2016 season and will be out for blood in 2017. This prediction becomes more likely if White is healthy enough to play all 16 games.
3. Jordan Howard Will Be An Elite Rusher
Howard will surpass his total rushing yards last season with the help of a few key pieces, namely Cody Whitehair, Josh Sitton and Kyle Long. If there was anything Howard proved in the 2016 season, it was his innate ability to read the tackle rushing game, posting a record-high 966 yards. It’s safe to say that Howard will be a strong contender for the rushing title this season.
4. The Bears Finish Above .500
The bottom line here is that John Fox has to turn the Bears on its head and bring about great change from the Trestman era. The 2016 Bears had stellar defense when Lovie Smith and Brian Urlacher were released, and it’s up to Fangio and key players, Lamarr Houston and Kyle Fuller, to prove that they still have what it takes to be an elite team.
A strong defensive presence coupled with potent offense from Glennon should be enough to put the Bears over the .500 record.
Windy City is Home of the Bay Area Chicago Bears Fan Club
Excited to see how the 2017 Bears season plays out? Join us at Windy City Pizza and BBQ for a taste of the best Chicago-style pizza in San Mateo and other Chicago favorites like Vienna Beef Chicago hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. We open early (9:00am) on Sundays when the Bears play 10:00am games, so bring your friends and family, come early and come hungry! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 10 at 10:00am for the 1st game of the season.