Nick’s Back to School Drive

Nick’s Pizza & Pub is excited to hold our 5th annual Back to School Drive!

We continue helping the Alexander Leigh Center for Autism (ALCA) which serves McHenry, Kane and three other counties. The ALCA has been providing life-changing education and support for autistic children for over ten years now.

We’ll be collecting new and/or gently used children’s book and school supplies in both our Crystal Lake and Elgin restaurants starting August 1st through August 31st. In exchange for your generous donation, you will receive a FREE Kid’s Meal off our Lil’ Peanut’s Menu for each child present at the time of the donation.

Nick’s Back to School Drive

school1Nick’s Pizza & Pub is excited to hold our fourth annual Back to School Drive!

This year we continue helping Alexander Leigh Center for Autism (ALCA), serving McHenry, Kane and three other counties. The ALCA has been providing life-changing education and support for autistic children for over ten years now.
We’ll be collecting new and/or gently used children’s book and school supplies in both our Crystal Lake and Elgin restaurants starting August 1st through August 31st. In exchange for your generous donation, you will receive a FREE Kid’s Meal off our Lil’ Peanut’s Menu for each child present at the time of the donation.

Nick’s Back to School Drive

SchoolNick’s Pizza and Pub is excited to hold our third annual Back to School Drive! This year our goal is to donate over 500 books and school supplies to the Alexander Leigh Center for Autism Serving McHenry, Kane and three other counties, the ALCA has been providing life-changing education and support for autistic children for over ten years now.

We’ll be collecting new and/or gently used children’s book and school supplies in both our Crystal Lake and Elgin restaurants starting August 10th through September 7th . In exchange for your generous donation, you will receive a FREE Kid’s Meal off our Lil’ Peanut’s Menu for each child present at the time of the donation.

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry!

More than 16 million American children live in households that struggle to put food on the table – That’s 1 out of 5 children! This September, we are hoping to be part of reducing that significantly.

Join us (or any of the thousands of participating restaurants) in supporting Share Our Strength to bring an end to childhood hunger in America through the National Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.
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Back to School Book Drive!

At Nick’s Pizza & Pub, we are dedicated to supporting the learning, teaching, and ongoing development of each of our team members – Our weekly Fiscal Huddles stemming from Jack Stack’s Great Game of Business are just one of the MANY ways we run our business like a school to help our team grow both personally and professionally.

In support of National Literacy Month in September, we are excited to hold our second annual Back to School Book Drive! This year we are hoping to donate over 500 books to assist in the next development of the generation of leaders in our communities!
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Supporting Autism Awareness at Nick’s

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum.” Autism Speaks

April is National Autism Awareness Month!

This year we are excited to be partnering with local organizations to support their noble work and help raise awareness around Autism. 
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Elgin’s Downtown Madness

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VOTE NOW!  Round 1 of The Downtown Neighborhood Association in Elgin‘s third annual Downtown Madness has started!

Visit www.downtownelgin.com for the official rules and latest scoring updates.

Our “signature dish” is our specialty: Nick’s Special Thin Crust Pizza. Stop by for a great meal at our Elgin restaurant and be sure to grab your EAT 16 Punch Card! We’d truly appreciate you taking the time to vote and would be honored to win this year.

Vote for Nick’s and your other favorite Elgin restaurants here!

Local Celebrity Cook Night at Nick’s!

Sylvia and her husband both love to cook. With three children ages 14, 16 and 22 Sunday has turned into family entertainment night at the Schafer’s.  For a while, the couple even debated opening their own restaurant.   Eventually, they came to the conclusion that they were more in love with the idea of cooking for large groups than everything that actually comes with owning and operating a restaurant.  That’s when the idea for Local Celebrity Cook Night was born.

The Schafer’s regularly host parties for large groups at their home in Crystal Lake. Sylvia’s challenge has always been that not everyone always fits (especially in the winter) and that’s what prompted her to come to us with the idea.

What if a restaurant opened its kitchen to its guests and mom’s the opportunity to cook their specialty dishes not just their family, but their friends and entire community?

That’s exactly what we’ll be doing!

Sylvia will be making her home-made Tostadas from an authentic family recipe that has been passed down over generations given to her by a friend who grew up in Mexico.  Colorful and with a little kick, her Tostadas have been a family favorite for almost 10 years now and constantly get requested when absent from family events.

“I’m most excited about the fact that I won’t be the only one cleaning up.  That and the amount of space that I’ll have to cook for and serve my friends and family.”  

-Sylvia Schafer, Our First Local Celebrity Mom

Join Sylvia and our team on Monday, February 25th in our Crystal Lake restaurant for an exciting new event at Nick’s Pizza & Pub!  In addition to featuring Sylvia’s Tostadas, we’ll be donating 15% of the day’s Net Profits* to Saint Paul’s Church of Christ in Crystal Lake which she describes as an extension of her family.

*Please print and present the flyer below at time of purchase for your meal to be included in fundraiser.