Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) is launching a new virtual restaurant in partnership with Barilla, the world’s largest pasta producer, available exclusively on Grubhub. Barilla Italian Pasteria is now open, dishing out hearty, comforting pasta dishes, delivered right to your door. For every order placed from now through the end of March, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feeding America, an organization devoted to ending the hunger crisis in the United States.
The Barilla Italian Pasteria menu pays homage to Barilla’s family-run pastificio and bakery founded almost 150 years ago in Parma, Italy. Lettuce Entertain You Chef/Proprietor J. Joho (Everest) in collaboration with Chef David DiGregorio (Osteria Via Stato) and Chef Cory Morris developed the menu alongside the Barilla culinary team to create a selection of classic and seasonal pasta dishes for lunch and dinner, including Rigatoni Bolognese, Butternut Squash Orzo “Risotto” Ziti con Funghi and more. View the full Barilla Pasteria menu here.
“Now more than ever, people are looking for delicious and comforting delivery options to enjoy at home. That’s why we are thrilled to partner with Barilla, some of the best pasta makers in the country, on this virtual restaurant,” says R.J. Melman, President of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. “This collaboration marks our third with Grubhub and we are excited to work with Barilla, another family-owned company on this project.”
“Barilla, as other food companies, has played an important role to bring not just food, but also joy to consumers’ tables during these difficult times. From the amazing work that our plant workers are doing to ensure products availability in stores, to our commitment to support charities addressing food insecurity, our company is working tirelessly to support our communities. That is why we are so proud to work with LEYE and Grubhub, our neighbors in Chicago, to give to people a new way to stay safe #AtHomeWithBarilla, and enjoy a delicious plate of pasta together.” says Jean-Pierre Comte, President – Barilla Americas.
Barilla Italian Pasteria is available for delivery daily throughout Chicago, exclusively on Grubhub. The restaurant will service downtown Chicago, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Visit www.barillaitalianpasteria.com for more details and to confirm delivery availability in your area.
Barilla Italian Pasteria joins two other Lettuce Entertain You virtual concepts available exclusively on Grubhub; Whole30 Delivered and Padma’s Curry Leaf.
About the Barilla Group
Barilla is a family company, not listed on the stock exchange, chaired by brothers Guido, Luca and Paolo Barilla. It was founded by their great-grandfather, Pietro Barilla, who opened a bakery in Parma, Italy in 1877. Now, Barilla has become one of the world’s most esteemed food companies and is recognized worldwide for its high-quality food products. With its brands – Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Pan di Stelle, Gran Cereale, Harrys, Pavesi, Wasa, Filiz, Yemina and Vesta, Misko, Voiello and Cucina Barilla – it creates joyful, wholesome and honest food, inspired by the Mediterranean Diet and the Italian lifestyle. www.barillagroup.com
About Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Based in Chicago, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. (LEYE) is one of the nation’s leading independent restaurant groups, owning, managing or licensing more than 130 establishments in Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada, California, Virginia and Washington DC. The restaurants range from the casual style and cuisine of the original restaurant, R.J. Grunts (opened in 1971), to the formal elegance of Michelin-starred Everest. Follow us @LettuceEntertainYou or visit leye.com for more information and a full list of Lettuce restaurants.
Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, as well as nearly 30 million active diners. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features over 300,000 restaurants and is proud to partner with approximately 245,000 of these restaurants in over 4,000 U.S. cities. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, AllMenus and MenuPages.