Monday, April 8, 2013

Al’s #1 Italian Beef Announces San Jose Opening!

The very first Al's #1 Italian Beef location in California is coming to The Plant in San Jose. I hear their sandwiches are pretty fantastic, so I'm looking forward to trying them out! It is also nice to have a new face in a local sandwich scene dominated by Subways, Togos, and Paneras. Their grand opening specials top even what Chick-Fil-A did when they opened their first Silicon Valley restaurant, so I wouldn't be surprised to see people lining up very early in the morning to get these promos. For all the details, keep on reading:


San JoseCA (April 8, 2013) - Al’s #1 Italian Beef is excited to announce its first restaurant opening in San JoseCalifornia. Located at 71 Curtner Avenue, the location will feature grand opening festivities from Monday, April 15th – Friday, April 19th.

The week long grand opening festivities include:

  • Monday, April 15th: Starting at 11am, the first 100 customers of the day will win 52 Italian Beef sandwiches, totaling one Italian Beef sandwich every week for a year!
  • Tuesday, April 16th: Meet Chicago native and Al’s fanatic, UPDATE: LA Galaxy star, Mike Magee as he indulges in an Al’s Beef and signs autographs from 5pm-8pm. Also, starting at 11am, the first 50 customers will win one Italian Beef, fry and drink every week for 3 months.
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Starting at 11am, the first 50 customers to arrive to Al’s Beef will receive a free Vienna Chicago Hot Dog with fries once a week for the next 3 months.
  • Thursday, April 18th: Starting at 11am, the first 50 customers will receive a free Chicago Polish Sausage sandwich with fries once a week for the next 3 months.
  • Friday, April 19th: Starting at 11am, the first 50 customers will receive an Al’s Burger once a week for the next 3 months.

“We are so excited to be expanding to San Jose,” said Dave Howey, Chicago Franchise Systems, Inc.  “As Chicago’s #1 Italian Beef, we are looking forward to reaching a whole new audience of Italian Beef enthusiasts.”

The San Jose location’s menu will feature classics such as the Al’s Italian Beef, Italian Sausage, Chicago Polish with Fries, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Assorted Salads, Wraps and more. Guests can also have Al’s Beef to go with the Take Home menu featuring Italian Beef / LB, Italian Sausage / LB, French Bread Loaf, Quart of Hot or Sweet Peppers and more.

Al’s #1 Italian Beef is known as the number one Italian Beef sandwich destination in the U.S. and is consistently ranked as one of America’s best sandwiches by top media outlets such as Esquire magazine, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Food Network, Travel Channel and more. Al’s Beef has developed a loyal following and counts local and national celebrities, dignitaries and politicians as dedicated customers.

Location address: 71 Curtner Ave., Ste 80San JoseCA 95125
Phone Number: 408-380-4876
Hours of operation: Monday thru Thursday 11am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 12am
Sunday 11am to 10pm

Al’s Beef, founded in 1938, and regarded as "Chicago's #1 Italian Beef Sandwich," by Chicago magazine, is one of America’s iconic sandwich destinations. 

The first official Al's Beef stand began as a small, curbside, outdoor, wooden neighborhood food stand with countertop service located in Chicago’s “Little Italy” neighborhood. The beef stand gradually grew and moved to its present location at 1079 W. Taylor Street, still in Chicago’s "Little Italy." Franchised in 1999, Al’s #1 Beef Restaurants has grown significantly in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

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1 comment:

  1. As a former Chicagoan, I--and MANY "misplaced Midwesterners" can attest to the awesome-ness of an Al's Italian Beef sandwich. To us...this is HUGE! Ask anyone from Chicago, what they have to get a taste of when they return home for a visit, and this will be in the top 3, no doubt!