East of Chicago Pizza Opened in West Akron by AOM Writer & Husband

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the country—and a favorite of most children (and adults, too)! My husband, Matt, and I are happy to announce that we have opened a new East of Chicago pizza shop in West Akron—and it’s sure to become a favorite of your family’s, too!

East of Chicago West Akron is now open at 1650 West Market St., Suite 20, Akron OH 44313. The shop offers pizza, subs, salads, wings, sides and desserts for delivery, pick-up and carry-out.
East of Chicago West Akron is now open at 1650 West Market St., Suite 20, Akron OH 44313. The shop offers pizza, subs, salads, wings, sides and desserts for delivery, pick-up and carry-out.

East of Chicago West Akron’s Tasty Menu

The East of Chicago Pizza Company menu boasts a wide variety of handmade pizza, subs, salads, wings, sides and desserts—with more than 50 options to choose from. Our dough is made fresh every morning and we use the freshest ingredients, many of which come from local suppliers, such as Schaffer’s Market in Akron.

Amid the wide variety of menu options, East of Chicago is known for its signature pan crust and distinct specialty pizzas including the Taco Pizza, the 10-topping Tower, and the Food Network featured PB&J pizza. Other delicious pizzas from East of Chicago include the Chicago Deep Dish, the Loaded Crust and the 16-piece extra-large Big-E square pizza. Other great options? How about Loaded Nachos, the Chicken Bacon Ranch sub, ParmesanPOPS and, my favorite, our signature CinnaPOPS.

How We Came to Own an East of Chicago Franchise

East of Chicago is something that runs in the Craig family. Matt’s first job was delivering for the East of Chicago in his hometown of Apple Creek. Then, eight years ago, his parents purchased the East of Chicago in Medina and followed it up with the one in Rittman. Since then, Matt, along with his two brothers have been managers of their parents’ stores and have helped turn failing shops into wildly successful ones.

Two years ago, after working various office jobs and being successful but not happy, Matt decided to pursue becoming an owner of his own East of Chicago shop. After much sacrifice, road blocks, and hard work, we saw our dream come true when we opened the doors this week.


It is exhilarating to be your own boss and chart your own course, and we love meeting all the great customers, talking with them and working with them. East of Chicago is a product that Matt and I believe in, and we’re happy to share it with the city we love!

East of Chicago West Akron Location & Hours

We found the perfect location in the Wallhaven Building, located at the intersection of Market, Exchange and Hawkins, right in the heart of west Akron. East of Chicago West Akron delivers to all of West Akron, Copley/Fairlawn, Downtown, the University of Akron and the Valley. Pizza lovers can also come in for pick-up or carry out at 1650 West Market St., #20, Akron Ohio 44313. And for those busy families on the go, call 234-208-9230 to order or do it right from your phone or computer at  http://eastofchicago.hungerrush.com or www.eastofchicago.com.

1650 West Market Street #20

Akron, OH 44313

East of Chicago West Akron is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

We invite all of you to stop by, say hello and find your favorite East of Chicago pizza.

To learn more about the new East of Chicago in West Akron, go to facebook.com/eastofchicagowestakron or eastofchicago.com.

East of Chicago West Akron Special

For AkronOhioMoms.com readers, get a Family Meal Deal for $18.99 (plus tax). Just mention Akron Ohio Moms.com when placing your order.

Enter East of Chicago West Akron Giveaway

One lucky reader can enter to win a Family Meal Deal, valued at over $20 just by entering the contest below. A family meal deal includes a large, three-topping pizza, a full order of breadsticks and a 2-liter of your choice. Deadline to enter is August 7, 2013 and is valid at the East of Chicago West Akron location only.

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Tell us, what are your favorite pizza toppings? Are you a thick or thin crust person? There’s no wrong answer when it comes to pizza!

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Toni Craig
I came to Akron 10 years ago for school and have been here ever since. My husband Matt, little guy Spencer and fur baby Mason call Green home and love taking advantage of the lakes, parks and fresh farmer's markets right in our backyard! A graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Mass Communication and English, I've worked in news, radio, publishing and magazine writing, education, and public relations--but writing is my passion. In my free time I enjoy cooking, a good book, yoga, running, cheering on the Zips and experiencing all the great things the Akron area has to offer! Toni blogged for AkronOhioMoms in 2013.
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