Best WildCARD Discount: Giordano’s

Billy Kobin, Reporter

Giordano’s Pizzeria is known for its deep dish Chicago-style stuffed pizza and has been called “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by numerous media outlets. Giordano’s also claims the Best WildCARD Discount in this year’s Best of Evanston.

Two Italian immigrants opened the first Giordano’s in 1974 on Chicago’s South Side. Today, it exists in three different states and it’s hard not to find one in the Chicago area, as more than 40 locations exist in and around Chicago, including the Evanston location with its prime spot close to Northwestern’s campus, at the corner of Davis Street and Chicago Avenue. Here, Northwestern students, faculty, contractors and part-time/temporary employees receive a 20 percent discount with the use of their WildCARDs.

Both students and Giordano’s have benefited from the discount, which started in the early 2000s, said Dan Bruss, general manager of Giordano’s.

“It’s a relationship we build,” Bruss said.

Giordano’s offers pizza — the go-to food for most college students — but also serves appetizers, salads, pastas and sandwiches, which means it’s hard to go wrong when dining here. Pizza from Giordano’s is a frequent choice made by students, and the addition of the WildCARD discount certainly doesn’t hurt.

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