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Meat + Poultry / Chris Salm Jr., founder of Gilbert’s Craft Sausages in Wheaton, Illinois, points out that often, club store shoppers aren’t necessarily looking for larger quantities. “Rather, they’re looking for unique, interesting items at a lower price than traditional retailers. The way the club stores achieve a lower price point is by selling larger pack sizes at smaller margins,” he says. “The value we offer club shoppers is our package of individually wrapped links. This offers both the price advantage of a larger pack size with the convenience and value of single-serve portions.” Gilbert’s currently offers a 40-oz., 16 single-link pack configuration to club stores.
MySuburbanLife / It's been the dream of lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Jerry Pritikin to see the Cubs play in the World Series at Wrigley Field.
Thanks to Wheaton-based Gilbert's Craft Sausages, he will be sitting in Wrigley Field on Oct. 28 for Game 3 of the World Series. It will be the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945.
WGN / For decades we’ve known him as the Bleacher Preacher of Wrigley Field, a renowned fan who was known by the likes of Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray back in the day.
Chris joins Dina Bair on WGN TV to grill up some Wrigley-style Gilbert’s Craft Sausages.
Chris and Eric join CBS2’s Marissa Bailey to talk about Gilbert’s offerings at Wrigley Field
Chicago Tribune | For Chris Salm, CEO of Gilbert's Craft Sausages, selling sausages in the main concourse of Wrigley Field for the first time this season will be both serious business and deeply personal.
Salm and his business partner, Eric Romberg, hope many thousands of Chicago Cubs fans enjoy their wares — like the Caprese Chicken Sausage or the Aloha Chicken Sausage — enough to seek them out in the grocery stores. It's a short-term play with long-range hopes of introducing more people to the 6-year-old Gilbert's brand, boosting sales and eventually expanding into more metropolitan markets.
Photo: Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune
B96/CBS | If you’re planning on catching a Cubs game this season, you’ll be thrilled to know about the new menu additions. Levy Restaurants, which is responsible for concessions at Wrigley Field, released a new menu for 2016, according to the Chicago Tribune.
TimeOut Chicago | Wrigley Field's menu for the 2016 season was released Thursday, and (surprise!) this year's selections are hot dog-heavy.