Billy Goat Rocks Lollapalooza

This was our first year serving the crowds at Lollapalloza. The first day was so busy that we even had to take the “Triple” off the menu to save space on the grills. Luckily we’ve got over 30 years experience with events like this and our team handled the incredible crowds for three days with…


The Tall Ships are coming to Navy Pier

Nothing beats Navy Pier on a summer’s day. This August 7 – 11 brings the international fleet of tall ships back to Navy Pier! Billy Goat on Navy Pier makes the perfect place to bring the family for a cheezborger. The Tall Ships are at Navy Pier, sponsored by Pepsi, so….Cheezborger. Cheezborger. Cheezborger. No Coke.…


Billy Goat at Lollapalooza!

This August 2 – 4, Billy Goat will be part of Chow Town at Lollapalooza in Grant Park. If you’re lucky enough to go to the sold out show remember to stop by for a Cheezborger. There’s an outstanding lineup this year that includes The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, and…


July is National Grilling Month

Happy National Grilling Month! Nobody knows their way around a flat top grill like Sam and the cooks at Billy Goat. The perfect Cheezborger is a work of art. Our patties are made for stacking. They’re formed thin so they can be quickly seared – sealing a pop of  mouthwatering, juicy flavor in each patty. By the time…


Apollo 11 and the first liquor and food license on the moon

July 20, 2013 marks the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. That mission captivated the imagination of the entire world, including legendary entrepreneur Billy Goat Sianis. The following spring, Billy Goat petitioned the secretary of State for the first food and liquor license on the moon.


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Billy Goat Tavern at Merchandise Mart

When it was built in 1930, The Merchandise Mart was the largest building in the world. It wasn’t long before Billy Goat Tavern opened on Madison in 1934. It’s fitting for two Chicago legends to team up and feed hungry shoppers delicious Cheezborgers. Nearly 10 million people visit the Merchandise Mart each year. Next time…