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Chicago Deep-Dish Expansions: Gino's East Opens in Mexico City, Giordano's in Indy

Gino's East wants to open more in Mexico, Giordano's opens first restaurant outside of Chicago in 20 years.

Gino's East in Mexico City, Giordano's in Indianapolis
Gino's East in Mexico City, Giordano's in Indianapolis
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Starting this week, it's easier to grab a slice of Chicago deep dish outside of city limits.

Gino's East on Sunday, just in time for the Super Bowl, opened its first location in Mexico. Sure, the Meaty Legend's on the menu, but Gino's has a few other variety to pander to locals in Mexico City. One pizza of note is the Chicago Fire. It's stuffed with chorizo, red onion, red peppers and habaneros. The plan is to expand with more Gino's in Mexico.

Domestically, Giordano's is also expanding. Today, the chain opened a shop in Indianapolis at 4110 E. 82nd St. While not exotic as Mexico, the expansion represents the first Giordano's to open outside of Chicago in two decades, according to management. That's quite a turnaround for the pizza maker which faced bankruptcy and was bought out. They're now the official pizza of the Cubs.