Sandwiches are a convenient lunch, in addition to being the subtlest way to publicly slip someone $700 crumpled up to look like lettuce. Eat some greens with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for five vouchers, each good for $10 worth of italian beef, pizza, and comfort food, redeemable on separate visits (a $50 total value)
- $42 for three medium one-topping stuffed pizzas and a half pan of salad (an $86.48 value)
The menu includes italian-beef sandwiches ($5.65+) with housemade giardiniera ($0.53+), and their buffalo chicken wrap ($4.78+). Stuffed pizzas come adorned with one of more than 20 available toppings, such as black olives or canadian bacon. Pizza-package requires 1-hour advance order.
Al's Beef & Nancy's Pizza
Al Ferreri, his sister Frances, and his brother-in-law Chris Pacelli Sr., developed their signature italian-beef sandwich out of necessity in 1938. The economic depression made meat harder to come by, so the trio of sandwich makers made their supplies last by cutting thinner slices of roast beef.
Their business started with them feeding guests at family weddings, delivering meals to local hospitals, and catering the country's first food fight, but they soon founded a more permanent curbside food stand in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. Despite their relatively humble beginnings, Al's Beef & Nancy's Pizza rapidly expanded and now boasts franchises throughout the Chicago area and across the country. The family business has garnered plentiful acclaim throughout the years, having been named Adam Richman's best sandwich in the Midwest on the Travel Channel show Best Sandwich in America in June 2012, appearing on Richman's Man v. Food and earning a place on Esquire's list of The Best Sandwiches in America in 2008.
The cooks begin every morning by roasting cuts of beef for the day, kneading fresh pizza dough, and cutting french fries with an industrial-strength laser pointer. The hearty italian-beef sandwiches can emerge from the kitchen with simple, unadorned meat or with blankets of melted cheese and spicy housemade giardiniera. The pizzas range from crispy thin-crust disks to deep-dish pies with 2.5-inch-thick crusts, supporting any combination of the 24 available toppings, which include oven-roasted garlic, baby spinach, and bacon.