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NEWSINDUSTRYFOODMAY2022 MAY 2022 AROUND CHICAGO 20 BUYERS’ DIRECTORY 33-36 CHEF PROFILE 18, 27 CLASSIFIEDS/BUSINESSES FOR SALE 37-39 DINING WITH MS. X 4 LOCAL NEWS 16 NATIONAL NEWS 24 NUGGETS 32 PEOPLE SELLING THE INDUSTRY 28 TRAVEL 46 CHICAGOLAND CHEFS GATHER FOR UKRAINE TUESDAY, JUNE 7 Moretti’s Banquets – 6727 N. Olmsted, Chicago 5 - 9 p.m. — See Page 45 for details. SEE US AT NRA BOOTH TOWELCOME#2844CHICAGO REACHING CHICAGOLAND INDEPENDENT CHAIN OWNERS, BUYERS AND SUPPLIERS FOUNDED 1982 Continued on page 25

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WHITE FENCE FARM, 1376 Joliet Rd. ROMEOVILLE, Ill • 630-7839892. This establishment has several dining rooms and has been around since 1954 and boasts “The World’s Greatest Chicken.” Food is served family-style, and you’ll get plenty of starters to go along with your fried chicken. They range from coleslaw, kidney bean salad, cottage cheese and their famous corn fritters topped with powdered sugar–which were my favorite! You can ask for seconds of any of your starters, but be sure to save room for the star of the show–the chicken! It comes stacked on a plate, all crispy and hot. This is very good fried chicken! When you’re done with your meal, be sure to walk around and enjoy their collections of antiques, car museum and petting zoo.

EARL’S KITCHEN + BAR 1538 N. Clybourn Ave. CHICAGO, Ill; 312929-3952. They are located in the New City complex. The bar area was extremely busy the day I was there. We started off with some margaritas and ordered a variety of appetizers—jumbo crab cakes with remoulade, lobster and shrimp ravioli with the lobster cream sauce, the tuna poke bowl and the ahi tuna tartar tower with yuzu vinaigrette. This was a nice sampling of their menu. And, for dessert I tried the Key Lime pie with whipped cream.

JT’S CORNER TAP & EATERY, 1022 Fountain View Dr, CAROL STREAM, Ill; 331-218-4090. This fun little suburban bar & grill is a place where you can sit, relax, have a brew and watch the game on one of their many large screen TV setups. I felt like a burger, so I ordered a Big Bleu (with bleu cheese and grilled onions). They give you quite a sizable burger here. Sides are extra, but I wanted fries, so I added them to my meal. I was not disappointed; everything was good.

CHICAGO FISH AND CHICKEN, 333 Schmale Rd. CAROL STREAM, Ill 630456-4513. This place serves breaded and fried chicken for dine-in and for pick-up. They also have tenders, wings and a generous offering of appetizers. Since I was sharing, I decided to pick-up an 8 piece mix of chicken with one side. My side order was coleslaw; it was fresh and tasty. The chicken was cooked to order, hot and ready with my choice of sauce (hot or mild). It was enjoyable. I will be back.

SALSA STREET MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA, 211 Randhurst Village Dr. MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill • 847-749-1801. I loved this place. The space was spacious and cheerful. On the menu they offer Mexican Street food. Their guacamole was creamy and delicious. For my entrée I tried a couple of the Mexican Street Tacos–the Citrus marinated steak and the Al Pastor which was marinated pork with pineapple and mango salsa. This was very good and the flavors were incredible. For dessert we ordered the Mexican Flan. This is definitely a place to check out.

PONTIAC FAMILY KITCHEN, 904 W. Custer Ave. PONTIAC, Ill; 815844-3155 This old time coffee shop and family restaurant keeps the coffee cup full and the food served hot. I had the Denver Omelet, and they even buttered my toast! The server was friendly and said she'd been working there for more than 20 years. It was quite obvious that they had a lot of regulars dining there. I can see why. The food, service and atmosphere were great. It's conveniently located just east of I-55.

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GIGIO’S PIZZERIA, 1603 E. Oakton St. DES PLAINES, Ill; 847-2985700. This is a cute place. You can dine in, have a delivery or pick up. The staff that waited on me was lovely. They have salads, regular crust pizza, pan pizza, pizza slices, salads, sandwiches and so much more. I picked up some pizza slices; cheese, sausage and veggie. The crust was light and there was just the right amount of toppings on each one. Plus, I ordered the Mama Nitti’s Italian beef sandwich with giardiniera; it was excellent!

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Market is the brain child of Victor Bomprezzi Jr. and partner and cousin John Scorza. Victor is a 3rd generation meat man with his grandfather Victor Bomprezzi starting in the meat business back in the 1940’s, and then his father Victor and Joe Bomprezzi along with John Scorza and Victor Jr have run International Meat Company since 1988.

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When the meat business gets in your blood it's in your blood for life. One such example of this is 3rd generation business leaders from International Meat Company who recently launched Top Butcher Market. The retail store located at 7128 West Grand Ave is a new 8,000 sq. foot facility which will be home to an old school “butcher shop” experience along with a specialty market featuring ready to eat prepared meals, charcuterie boards, and daily sandwich specials from their open kitchen, which is helmed by Executive Chef and General Manager David Berni. The operation is also set up to be a culinary training center for cooking classes and special events. It's a comfortable space with exposed brick, warm wood floors, a copper tin ceiling and a counter that feels like a chefs table because you're facing the kitchen as they prepare meals in front of you.

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Chef Michael Lachowicz, owner of Aboyer French Brasserie and George Trois, recently hosted a three course cigar dinner at his restaurant. Featuring two restaurants under one roof, the George Trois Group is the premiere destination of Chicago’s North Shore. Guests at this event were treated to three premium cigars, each paired with the perfect food and wine for each course. The restaurant hosts several of these private events each year.

ery options with a simplified menu. Sofitel Chicago will be hosting an upcoming exclusive four course Soirée d’été Whiskey Dinner on June 10. The menu has been specially created by Sofitel Chicago’s Executive Chef Cliff Crawford. Hosted in partnership with Maker’s Mark, the dinner will feature Sofitel’s one-ofa-kind barrel of Maker’s Mark bourbon, which is available exclusively at Sofitel Chicago. Reserve your spot. The 1937 Group, Ltd., a Chicagobased company, has entered into a definitive agreement to establish the first minority-owned vertically integrated cannabis company in Illinois. The company will own and operate a retail dispensary, a cultivation facility, and a transportation service. The Food Safety Summit & Expo Conference will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois May 1012, 2022. The Food Safety Summit is a solution-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the entire food industry. The Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2022 Spring Flower Show “Knock Knock” runs now through May 8,1022, is a fun, playful reprieve from the long Chicago winter. Beautiful blooming flowers, including tulips, hydrangeas, daffodils, and hyacinth, will be featured this year. Reservations are required. The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) and Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) are announcing an historic formal strategic partnership that will strengthen and build upon Illinois’ rich manufacturing legacy and position the industry for future growth. The National Restaurant Association Show 2022 will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Saturday, May 21st - Tuesday, May 24th 2022. Discover exciting new products, interact with innovative new equipment, create business connections with key suppliers, access expert-led education sessions on today’s biggest topics.

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Dave Zagorac and Al Schilling of Tierra Environmental pose with the newest addition to its grease trap pumping truck fleet. This new truck has been designed to fit into tight areas, alleyways and garages. The Tierra team of pumping trucks crisscrosses the Greater Chicagoland area including Northwest Indiana every day, where they keep restaurants, food plants and other food businesses running efficiently and hygienically, by eliminating grease trap, ejector pit and sludge pit back-ups. Get to know Tierra Environmental before you need them. Check out their ad on page 43 of this issue.

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Hourly employees want more time and flex ibility in their daily lives. Even if you can’t give employees the ability to work from home, you can still save them time and money. Health insurance and voluntary benefits are typi cally something hourly employees of small businesses could only dream of having, but now you can make those dreams come true. Providing your employees with Fortune 500 health plans and benaefits packages is key to attracting and retaining top talent. Choose HR solutions that best fit your company’s needs. An HR company’s affordable solutions will save your company time and money and help attract new hires. Health and voluntary benefit packages are extra perks that allow for more personalization that can help satisfy the unique needs of each worker, especially in today’s multigenerational workforce. Many come at little to no cost for your business. The voluntary benefits market has been expanding steadily over the years and will continue to grow in 2022. Dental and vision care continue to be standard voluntary benefits, but as inflation continues to impact workplaces and personal lives, nontraditional offerings like critical illness, hospital indemnity, pet in surance, identity theft and group legal are becoming popular. One of the best perks of voluntary benefits is that they are, in fact, optional, so employees can opt for the coverage that matters most to them. Since employees often face unique stressors or chal lenges, employers can partner with an HR company to offer a wide array of benefits and services to support their workforces without stretching their own resources.

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The pandemic has undoubtedly increased employee stress, de pression and anxiety. As a result, many employees need more mental health support than before the pandemic. On the other hand, employ ees may have put off preventive care or other health care services during the pandemic. One way to combat those issues is to help make remote health services more accessible and affordable. To ensure employees receive necessary physical and mental health support, telemedicine or remote health services can help increase accessibil ity to resources and treatment; they have proven to be a valuable and cost-effective way to receive medical care from the comfort of home. As such, telemedicine is quickly proving to be a game-changer, and employers will want to consider adopting or expanding their cur rent offerings to accommodate it.

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But some things remain the same as Two Brothers Brewing Company approaches its 25th Anniversary. Just like those early days, Two Brothers remains 100% family owned, independent, and committed to their values and their community. They continue to create high-quality, diverse, well designed products that push the boundaries of innovation. “My brother and I still get excited about coming up with new products and seeing them come to life,” said Ebel. “Of course the best part is when they are ready to enjoy with friends and family. ” With that in mind, Two Brothers will commemorate its 25th Anniversary with what it does best: release new products, rerelease a few beers from the past, and throw a big party to celebrate.

In celebration of 25 years of beers, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing is releasing a 25th Anniversary Mixed 12-Pack. This exciting package will feature a new 25th Anniversary Double IPA (9.6% ABV) that showcases Two Brothers innovation and creativity. Five different hops are used throughout each step of the brewing process, while a proprietary new yeast is added that unlocks and boosts all the fruity aromas. The end result is a well-balanced, flavor-forward Double IPA that perfectly encapsulates Two Brothers 25 years of brewing. The 25th Anniversary Mixed 12-Pack will also include three returning favorites from Two Brothers 25-year-history. Both Jim and Jason each picked one of their favorite beers to bring back and their fans got involved to choose the third through an online vote earlier in the year. Local Chicago artist, Matt Pennetti, designed a fun and creative design for the 25th Anniversary can and 12-pack box.

A lot has changed since 1996, when brothers Jim and Jason Ebel decided to follow their passion and do something very few people in the country had tried. They opened a craft brewery. Now, 25 years later, that two-man passion project has grown into a lifestyle brand that includes craft beer, specialty coffee, handcrafted spirits and artisan restaurants.Along the way came hundreds of beers and almost as many awards that helped shaped the Chicago craft beer scene into what it has become. “It’s amazing to see how far the craft beer segment has come since we started Two Brothers,” said Two Brothers co-founder, Jason Ebel. “There were just a handful of breweries in the Midwest. Now the Chicagoland area has a huge, vibrant, craft beer scene that rivals anywhere in the world.”

While Two Brothers Artisan Brewing is achieving its 25th Anniversary, Two Brothers Artisan Spirits is approaching an important milestone as well. Since its launch in 2017, Two Brothers Artisan Spirits has been aging hundreds of barrels of spirits in their distillery in Aurora. Recently, some of these products are ready to be bottled and enjoyed. Last year saw the release of Two Bothers Roundhouse Small Batch Bourbon, a blend of just a couple barrels. Two Brothers just bottled their 8th small batch, which sells out quicker each time it is released.

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Two Brothers Coffee Roasters is also celebrating with new releases, including the Two Brothers 25th Anniversary coffee roast. This limited release will be available online and at the recently reopened Two Brothers Roundhouse café starting April 1st. Other projects include the Two Brothers Coffee Roasters Studio Elite Series, which features extremely limited batches of some of the best and rarest coffees from around the world. These coffees are offered only several times throughout the year, exclusively through the Two Brothers Coffee Roasters website. For more info visit: twobrothersbrewing.com.

Two Brothers will also be releasing new and seasonal beers throughout the year, including a new sour, an Amplifier IPA line extension and a number of limited releases.

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“We were blown away by the enthusiasm from the students in the class and the reception Urbanbelly received from the rest of the campus,” says McGowan, “the class project showed us that a concept like this would work and exceed our expectations.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Aramark to bring our concepts to Purdue, where we’ve chosen various restaurant concepts that we believe will be popular among their student population,”

Cornerstone’s arrival to Purdue has been years in the making and connections between the groups first started as an experiential learning course on Purdue’s campus. Four years ago, Purdue students were tasked with implementing an Urbanbelly pop-up as a course project. The students ran and marketed the pop-up and it served as a test run for the partnership that has now arrived on campus.

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Group, Chicago’s acclaimed restaurant collective known for Michael Jordan’s Steak Houses and thriving partnerships with beloved Chef Bill Kim, brings five dining concepts to Purdue University’s Memorial Union recently opened. The arrival of Cornerstone’s five concepts to West Lafayette is through a partnership with Aramark, Purdue’s food service provider, which oversees and operates the collective’s kiosks in Memorial Union.

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Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison has left after almost a decade to take the chief executive reins at drive-thru concept Salad and Go, and the Texas-based wing chain has promoted Michael Skipworth to succeed him. Skipworth credits Morrison with developing Wingstop’s digital capabilities and positioning the chain for future growth. Source: nrn.com

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McDonald’s teased the limited-time return of its Szechuan sauce with a billboard in Times Square and social media content urging fans to text a number to get information about a new menu item that will only be available to order via its app. “It’s only returned three other times in the past 24 years, and we’re excited for fans to get another taste of the elusive favorite for just a few days,” McDonald’s said in a statement about the sauce, which it created in 1998 as part of a promotion for the Disney movie “Mulan.” Source: USA Today

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Impossible Foods Introduces Impossible™ Sausage Links — An Uncompromising Plant-Based Sausage. They have the savory taste of pork sausage and are available in three deliciously unique flavors: Bratwurst, Italian and Spicy. The seasoned ground sausage is then stuffed into a plant-based casing before being twisted off, similar to how stuffed animal sausage is formed. Impossible Sausage Links can be grilled directly on an open flame or in a pan, and can be eaten whole or used in easy, delicious recipes like sandwiches, pastas, sheet-pan dinners and more.

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This month I am proud to be pictured with Nick Baffles owner of Orland Park’s Blissful Banana Cafe. This charming breakfast and lunch café has your standard fare along with many healthy and vegan specialties. Established in 2012, every guest gets a sample treat of their signature Banana Bliss, an all-natural fresh banana dessert. Be sure to stop in and say hello.

Jackie Sambursky and Bobby Dowson are with the Illinois Department of Agriculture an agency helping all types of Illinois food producers to market their products. Jackie and Bobby work tirelessly to help those with food supply businesses connect to the buyers, suppliers and distributors. Their agency hosts a section at the NRA Show filled with Illinois Food Companies. If your goal is to buy local and support the food companies who make this state great, be sure to visit them at the show or look them up after.

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Anna Dawson and Jim Gallagher are part of SpotOn’s Chicago market sales team. This POS company is constantly innovating to help food business owners and others save time and money. Anna & Jim are holding SpotOn’s latest handheld innovation, a POS terminal that fits into the palm of your hand. You can send orders to the kitchen, (WIFI or Cellular), process payments, manage tables, email customer receipts, it’s an employee timeclock, standard credit card processing and cashing discount payment system. Each device has 8 hours of charge. These are excellent if power interruptions are an issue becasue you’ll still be able to collect payments and receive orders. Because SpotOn’s reporting is all cloud based, it makes it easy for owners to access 91 different reports from anywhere in the world. For more information, you can meet Anna and Jim at our June 7th Shmoozefest event and also find their number under POS systems in our Buyers Directory on page 33 of this issue.

Pam Gingrich is with Bloomington, Illinois based Beer Nuts, an American brand of snack food building on the original product, peanuts with a sweet-and-salty glazing. With a catchy name and smart distribution, word got out and over a half-century later, the unique taste has consumers buying them again and again. Beer Nuts sells through distributors and also direct to bars, c-stores, grocers, distributors and restaurants, with free shipping for orders over $75. If you’re looking for a delicious snack to offer to your customers with no labor, check out Beer Nuts.

Jennifer Deless is the owner of Simply Salsa, a company and brand sold in retail stores and to foodservice operations. It’s just like homemade salsa, only better. This fresh pack salsa is made with high quality natural ingredients, and is available in 3 heat/flavor profiles. Consumers love Simply Salsa because of its fresh clean flavor, and foodservice operators love it because of the labor savings, great taste, convenience and consistency. For a sample presentation or more info, check out Jennifer’s ad on page 12 of this issue.

Ron and Sherri Larson are with FreeN’ Fun BarBingo, a new spin on a very old game. Customers are invited to play for prizes supplied by local businesses and by the bar itself. The big draw is that it is free for customers to play. The firm started as six locations which quickly grew to multiple shows 7 nights per week. Some locations are enjoying such great success with their FreeN’ Fun BarBingo night that they are adding second and third nights. What sets FreeN’ Fun BarBingo apart from the rest is that instead of a ball cage, numbers are drawn randomly by professional software that displays each called number on TV screens at your location. They train your host to conduct an upbeat, professional show that is entertaining for your customers.

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New Paradise Bakery recently opened at 574244 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago. The bakery’s story began its story in 1978 in Palermo, Sic ily. What started as a traditional Sicilian bakery and gelateria has now become much more. New Paradise is a laboratory of fine traditional Italian desserts, gelato, deli, and everything in between. They have been sweetly feeding cus tomers for three generations in Sicily, and have evolved their recipes after meticulously search ing for (and finding) the finest raw ingredients and collaborating with the best craftsmen. Care and passion goes into every step of the New Paradise process. Traditional recipes are the backbone of their production, but taste, aware ness of new trends, and creativity will keep them relevant.

President Bill Clinton signed into law the National Moment of Remembrance Act on Dec. 28, 2000, which asks Americans to pause on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time for one minute to honor those who died protecting America’s rights and freedoms. Target’s Curbside Drive Up Service will offer Starbucks and returns. Guests will be able to add a Starbucks order and make a return within

According to The Knot Real Weddings Study: Looking Ahead, 75% of couples who got engaged in 2021 have already set a date for 2022. Summer and fall will continue to be the most popular seasons to get married with 65% of couples choosing to wed during this time frame. For the sixth year running, October is poised to be the most popular month to get married. Colorado-based Camp Bow Wow is North America’s largest pet care franchise, with 200 locations in 42 states and Canada. Since 2000, the camp concept has provided the highest levels of fun, safety and service for its campers and peace of mind for their parents. Dogs romp together in an open-play environment, and pricing is allinclusive. The Deseret News ‘Faith in America Survey’ reveals Americans still hold religious beliefs, despite a decline in religious participation; more than 70% of Americans believe the nation’s ‘moral compass’ is pointed in the wrong direction.

Target’s fast, convenient and easy-to-use curbside service in select markets in 2022. Taste of Bloomington, Indiana will return on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Showers Plaza on Morton Street this year. The event brings together local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and live music to create the best night of the season. Participating restaurants and featured performers are to be announced. The Centers for Disease Control has issued a new report regarding produce consumption and the numbers haven’t moved. Only one in ten Americans consume enough fruits and vegetables each day, which is unchanged from previous survey levels announced in 2015. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum announced the debut of its new special exhibition, The TwentyYear War: Our Next Greatest Generation, on view from nowOctober 2, 2022. This exhibition is derived from “The TwentyYear War,” a book that was officially launched at the museum during the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. Untappd—part of the Next Glass family of brands, announce the world’s largest social networking platform for craft beer enthusiasts is heading back to Charlotte for the Untappd Charlotte Beer Festival! Untappd will host this in-person festival on Saturday June 18th, 2022, at the American Legion Memorial Stadium. The 2022 Nebraska Passport program will once again feature 70 attractions in 10 themed categories. This year’s program represents 51 communities spanning the entire state. travelers will have from May 1 through September 30 to visit the attractions and get their stamps. Visit - NebraskaPassport.com.

As consumer demand for plant-based and clean label products continues to rise, Idahoan ® is proud to announce the launch of its new Honest Earth® brand of products for the foodservice market. The Honest Earth brand represents the company’s commitment to using simple ingredients, preparing its products according to sustainable practices, using a proprietary cooking method that preserves the integrity of the potato for premium Fresh-Dried™ quality and flavor. Made with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives – and using only Certified 100% Idaho ® Potatoes – the Honest Earth portfolio includes three key speed-scratch products: Honest Earth® Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt; Honest Earth® Rustic Mashed Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt; Honest Earth® Hash Brown Shredded Potatoes with a Hint of Sea Salt & Pepper (shown).

Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, have expanded their partnership with Pay Near Me. Greyhound customers can now pay with cash at over 32,000 retail locations nationwide including Walmart, CVS, 7-Eleven, ACE Cash Express, Family Dollar and Casey’s.

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BATHROOM REMODLEING

Reveliotis Law PC Page 31 312-230-0160

ATM MACHINES

Dearborn Architects 312-939-3838

BAKERY-PRODUCTS

Chef’s Kitchen/Dearborn Page 21 773-801-1600

Sweet Bee 847-828-4812

Pork Mafi a Inc 312-543-5368

Chicago Booth Page 12 773-378-8400

BUSINESS CREDIT & FINANCING

Apple Growth Partners Page 25 224-585-3315

Meirtran ATM Page 28 815-275-8031

AWNINGS & CANOPIES

Il Mulino di Valenzano Bakery Page 41 847-671-5216

North Shore Baking Corp 773-655-3485

BEVERAGES

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344

ARCHITECTURAL METAL ACCENTS

Waco Manufacturing 312-733-0054

ADVERTISING

ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCTS

Ideal Bakery 773-631-6897

BAR SUPPLIES

Digital Strategy & Consulting • Digital Marketing • Integrations Hosting & Security • Post-Launch Support

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts Page 4 708-547-5969

Thatcher Oaks Awnings Page 25 630-833-5700

Il Mulino di Valenzano Bakery Page 41 847-671-5216

Jeff Bruce / PayVus 773-398-1013

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ARCHITECTS

Bulldog Packaging 630-458-1152

ACCOUNTANTS

JR Dessert Bakery Page 40 773-465-6733

BAKERY PRODUCTION TRAINING

United Fast Food & Beverage 847-616-0711

BAKLAVA

Chicago Booth Page 12 773-378-8400

Instantwhip Chicago Page 29 773-235-5588

Eli’s Cheesecakes Page 18 773-736-7417

BEVERAGE DISPENSING-EQUIPMENT

ASIAN FOOD PRODUCTS

Libanais Sweets 847-329-5060

Kool Technologies Page 19 630-483-2256

BANNERS & POSTERS

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BINGO PROMOTIONS

Free and Fun Bar Bingo 708-243-5530

Wood Food Systems Page 46 847-949-9663

STR Construction Page 27 847-814-8417

BUSINESS-OPPORTUNITIES

Progressive Dynamics Page 32 630-289-3421

Motembo Foods 800-692-4814

BUTTER-PREPORTIONED-WHIPPED

ASSOCIATIONS

Waco Manufacturing 312-733-0054

BEER GAS

Trendler Inc Page 15 773-255-4407

BATCH FREEZERS

Pigchaser BBQ Sauce 847-223-0492

AIR FILTERS-SALES & SERVICE

Chicago Booth Page 12 773-378-8400

Mario Sign Designs 773-818-7446

Danish Maid Butter Co Page 4 773-731-8787

Milano Baking Company 800-495-BUNS

Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

Ken’s Foods Page 48 800-633-5800

BUTTER-CLARIFIED

BUTTER - COMPOUND/FLAVORED

ATTORNEYS

BROASTERS

BEEF New S B L Inc Page 30 773-376-8280

Illinois Restaurant Association Page 22 312-787-4000

BREAD & ROLLS

Web Design & Development

Laner Muchin 312-467-9800

Ideal Bakery 773-631-6897

BBQ SAUCE- RUBS & SEASONINGS

Food Industry News 847-699-3300

Village of Wheeling Page 14 847-499-9094

Sweet Bee 847-828-4812

AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

Starving for more online sales?

Zink Filtration Page 14 800-492-7400

Sarfatty Associates 847-920-1100

Wisconsin Restaurant Association 608-216-2809

BAKERS-WHOLESALE

Motembo Foods 800-692-4814

Accurate Printing 708-824-0058

BBQ SAUCE

Lifestyle Beverages Page 26 630-941-7000

AIR CONDITIONING-SYSTEMS CLEANING

BOOTHS

Chesterfi eld Awnings Page 10 773-239-1511

AWNINGS - SALES & SERVICE

BAKERY & DESSERT CONSULTING

info@americaneagle.com 877.WEBNOW.1 (877.932.6691)

Danish Maid Butter Co Page 4 773-731-8787

GARC Page 19 847-824-6941

BOOTHS-UPHOLSTERERS

BAGS-CUSTOM PRINTED

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344

BAR STOOLS

MacCARB Page 12 877-427-2499

Fisherman’s Pride Page 47 800-543-2110

CANNOLI & CANNOLI PRODUCTS

MacCARB Page 12 877-427-2499

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT

GOURMET PRODUCE

Fox Valley Fire & Safety Page 32 847-695-5990

A&P Grease Trappers Inc 630-231-0905

Tierra Environmental Page 43 888-551-1998

Enviromatic Corp of America Page 40 800-325-8476

FREEZERS-ALL TYPES

GREEK FOOD PRODUCTS

Cobblestone Ovens 847-635-0172

H/R-HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

Big Sky Franchising Team 855-824-4759

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

Vienna Beef Page 15 773-278-7800

A D E Foodservice Equipment 630-628-0811

GAMING TERMINALS

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts Page 04 708-547-5969

Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

United Fast Food & Beverage 847-616-0711

Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) 773-278-7800

DIRECT MAIL PROGRAMS

FOODSERVICE EQUIP REP & MAINTENANCE

DUCT CLEANING

Redco Foodservice Equipment Page 06 800-722-5460

InnPowerment Hospitality Consulting 312-399-5655

Artisan Specialty Foods 708-762-5238

A&P Grease Trappers Inc 630-231-0905

CODE CORRECTION CONSTRUCTION

CHEESECAKES

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

CHAIRS-COMMERCIAL

JR Dessert Bakery Page 40 773-465-6733

STR Construction Page 27 847-814-8417

Fox Valley Farms 630-231-3005

Motembo Foods 800-692-4814

GREASE TRAP PUMPING SERVICE

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts Page 04 708-547-5969

Neil Jones Food Company 800-543-4356

Trendler Inc Page 15 773-255-4407

DESSERTS

Employco USA Page 03 630-920-0000

FOOD PRODUCTS

LED Billboard Trucks 312-924-7979

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

Chef’s Kitchen/Dearborn Page 21 773-801-1600

Savory Crust Gourmet Empanadas Page 23 630-480-2282

alaMODE FOODS INC Page 02 847-671-1111

Tec Foods Inc Page 10 773-638-5310

GOURMET FOODS

Apple Growth Partners Page 25 224-585-3315

CHICKEN-PROGRAMS

Alfa Restaurant Supply 773-588-6688

Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) 773-278-7800

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

Walter Daniels Construction 773-775-0170

Instantwhip Chicago Page 29 773-235-5588

DAIRY-PRODUCTS

FOOD DISTRIBUTORS

Cugini Distribution Page 25 708-695-9471

CSI - Coker Service Inc Page 42 888-908-5600

HALAL FOOD PRODUCTS

Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

CORPORATE GIFTS

CSI - Coker Service Inc Page 42 888-908-5600

Mahoney Environmental Inc 815-730-2088

Chef’s Kitchen/Dearborn Page 21 773-801-1600

COMPRESSED GAS

SuperClean 847-361-0289

KCS Computer Technology 847-288-9820

Meadowbrook Egg & Dairy Company 773-523-8861

Wood Food Systems Page 46 847-949-9663

CARRYOUT & CATERING PACKAGING

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Mori Milk & All Star Ice Cream Page 45 847-671-3326

Create Inc Chicago Page 18 773-664-4024

FLOOR-NON-SLIP TREATMENT

GARC Page 19 847-824-6941

FSI/Foodservice Solutions 847-719-6088

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

E Formella & Sons Page 25 630-873-3208

CAKES & DESSERTS

Kaluzny Brothers Inc 815-744-1453

CPA FIRMS

Mackay Heating & Mechanical Page 12 847-381-0448

Bulldog Packaging 630-458-1152

Olympia Food Industries Page 17 847-349-9358

GREASE TRAP SERVICE

Fatima Zabiha Foods 630-620-5000

Chicago Sweet Connection Page 9 773-283-4430

Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets 630-514-1338

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

Custom Cooler & Freezer Page 02 630-879-3131

alaMODE FOODS INC Page 02 847-671-1111

DESSERT SUPPLIES

Food Industry News 847-699-3300 DISHMACHINES & CHEMICALS

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

JR Dessert Bakery Page 40 773-465-6733

Chef’s Quality Meats 708-333-0880

Restaurant Handyman 847-232-4474

CO-PACKING & PRIVATE LABEL

CHAIRS

Performance Foodservice: Chicago Page 13 630-896-1991

GOURMET FOOD PRODUCTS

Tugboat Coffee 630-390-6613

GYROS

HALAL MEAT WHOLESALE

Milano Baking Company 800-495-BUNS CO2

Fox Valley Farms 630-231-3005

Vienna Beef Page 15 773-278-7800

FRYERS

Atlas Employment Services Page 06 847-671-1557

V Formusa Company 847-813-6040

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

Olympia Food Industries Page 17 847-349-9358

HAMBURGER PATTY MANUFACTURER

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

Kool Technologies Page 19 630-483-2256

Eli’s Cheesecakes Page 18 773-736-7417

COFFEE ROASTERS

FRYER OIL RECYCLING

COOKING EQUIPMENT

B & B Foodservice Page 19 815-834-2621

Kaluzny Brotherrs Inc 815-744-1453

Olympia Food Industries Page 17 847-349-9358

CONDIMENTS

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344 EGGS

CASH & CARRY OUTLETS

COLD STORAGE

Laner Muchin 312-467-9800 ENERGY BROKER

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

Eli’s Cheesecakes Page 18 773-736-7417

Team Chicago Menio Global Page 19 847-920-7252

Food Industry News 847-699-3300

CardConnect 224-325-4466

Waco Manufacturing 312-733-0054

CONSULTANTS-RESTAURANT & HOSPITALITY

CARRY OUT PACKAGING

Savory Crust Gourmet Empanadas Page 23 630-480-2282 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

Sarfatty Associates 847-920-1100

Sexton Group Floor Care Page 05 847-827-1188

Tierra Environmental Page 43 888-551-1998

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344

DAIRY-DISTRIBUTOR

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

Olympia Food Industries Page 17 847-349-9358

Fox Valley Farms 630-231-3005

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT-REPAIR

FOODSERVICE-SUPPLIES

CALAMARI

Darling Ingredients Inc Page 26 708-388-3223

GELATO EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

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COMPUTER SUPPORT

All About Personnel Page 09 630-336-6238

ELECTRICAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Tec Foods Inc Page 10 773-638-5310

Performance Foodservice: Milwaukee Page 13 800-775-9030

CHILI

Thunderbird Food Machinery Page 29 866-451-1668

FILTERS-EXHAUST SYSTEMS

Cobblestone Ovens 847-635-0172

Four Star Mushrooms 847-687-7676

GREASE RECYCLING

Rob Bernstein - Laner Muchin 312-342-7778 EMPLOYMENT LAW

BUYING GROUPS/CO-OPS

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts Page 47 708-547-5969

Motembo Foods 800-692-4814

Simply Salsa Page 12 815-514-3993

Chicago Sweet Connection Page 09 773-283-4430

EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS

GELATO

DISINFECTING SERVICES

Kikkoman Sales USA 630-954-1244

Mackay Heating & Mechanical Page 12 847-381-0448

Losurdo Inc 630-833-4650

Step Advantage 312-801-4123

Losurdo Inc 630-833-4650

CSI - Coker Service Inc Page 42 888-908-5600

Century Energy Solutions Page 31 630-817-3164

FRANCHISE-CONSULTANTS

FSI/Foodservice Solutions 847-719-6088

Anichini Brothers 312-644-8004

CONTRACT LABOR SERVICES

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Aces Up Gaming 773-209-4800

CORNED BEEF-FRESH

FOODSERVICE-EQUIPMENT PARTS

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

GLYCOL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & REPAIR

CSI - Coker Service Inc Page 42 888-908-5600

GREASE REMOVAL SERVICE

GREASE-EXHAUST CLEANING

Employco USA Page 03 630-920-0000

DESSERTS-WHOLESALE

McCook Cold Storage 708-357-2585

FOODSERVICE- LAYOUT & DESIGN

GRAND OPENING PROMOTIONS

MacCARB Page 12 877-427-2499

FLATBREADS

Tec Foods Inc Page 10 773-638-5310

Enviromatic Corp of America Page 40 800-325-8476

ETHNIC FOODS

GIARDINIERA

Darling Ingredients Inc Page 26 708-388-3223

Wilkens Foodservice 708-235-0788

Chicago Booth Page 12 773-378-8400

Mackay Heating & Mechanical Page 12 847-381-0448 EMPANADAS

Darling Ingredients Inc Page 26 708-388-3223

STR Construction Page 27 847-814-8417

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344 FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEMS

Perishable Distribution Solutions Page 44 888-491-1641

Silverleaf Construction 708-398-3222

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

Mackay Heating & Mechanical Page 12 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 847-987-9738

Fox Valley Farms 630-231-3005

Enviromatic Corp of America Page 40 800-325-8476

INTERNET ADVERTISING

Mori Milk & All Star Ice Cream Page 45 847-671-3326

Pastorelli Foods Page 11 800-SOS-AUCY OILS-COOKING/BULK

HVAC REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

JAPANESE-FOOD PRODUCTS

Anichini Brothers 312-644-8004

PANCAKE-BATTER & MIX

Concklin Insurance Agency 630-268-1600

Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

Cugini Distribution Page 25 708-695-9471

Step Advantage 312-801-4123

KCS Computer Technology 847-288-9820

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Red Hot Chicago 800-249-5226

Anichini Brothers 312-644-8004

Peerless Liquors 773-378-3908 LOGISTICS COMPANIES

Olympia Food Industries Page 17 847-349-9358

Chicago Sweet Connection Page 09 773-283-4430

Rose Pest Solutions Page 20 800-GOT-PEST

All Events Photography 312-543-2100

POS SYSTEMS-CLOUD BASED

Columbus Vegetable Oils Page 07 773-265-6500 ORGANIC FOODS

Instantwhip Chicago Page 29 773-235-5588

Kool Technologies Page 19 630-483-2256

Alfa Restaurant Supply 773-588-6688

SpotOn Inc 937-830-0828

Caro Insurance Services 708-745-5031

PATIO & DECK BUILDERS

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

HEALTH INSURANCE

Laner Muchin 312-467-9800

Vienna Beef Page 15 773-278-7800

INSURANCE

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

JUICER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Alpha POS Systems Inc 630-690-9232

Berkel Midwest 800-921-9151

Chef’s Quality Meats 708-333-0880

PHOTOGRAPHY

PIZZA SAUSAGE

HOT DOGS - NATURAL

Sarfatty Associates 847-920-1100

MacCARB Page 12 877-427-2499

PAYROLL SERVICES

Employco USA Page 03 630-920-0000

PEST CONTROL

National Restaurant Association 312-715-5363

Thatcher Oaks Awnings Page 25 630-833-5700

KITCHEN FLOOR NON-SLIP TREATMENTS

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

HOT DOGS

ICE MACHINES-SALES-RENTAL OR LEASING

Redco Foodservice Equipment Page 06 800-722-5460

Major Appliance Service 708-447-4100

Perishable Distribution Solutions Page 44 888-491-1641 MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES

Tec Foods Inc Page 10 773-638-5310

PASTA-FRESH AND FROZEN

R&F Plumbing and Sewer Inc 630-544-8947

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

MAYONNAISE

MEDITERRANEAN FOODS

WM Schwartz Insurance 847-525-2846

Columbus Vegetable Oils Page 07 773-265-6500 OILS & SHORTENING

PACKAGING MATERIALS

PATIO ENCLOSURES

HELIUM

Up ‘N Adam Service and Supply Inc 877-876-2326

Alpha POS Services Inc 630-690-9232

Instantwhip Chicago Page 29 773-235-5588

INSURANCE SERVICES

MEAT-WHOLESALE

MEATS -WHOLE PIGS-GOATS-LAMB Park Packing Company Page 26 773-254-0100

Pastorelli Foods Page 11 800-SOS-AUCY OVEN REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

PASTRIES

PASTRY CONSULTING

PACKAGING SYSTEMS

PATIO HEATERS

Retail Control Solutions 630-521-9900

PORK PRODUCTS

SpotOn Inc 937-830-0828

Fatima Zabiha Foods 630-620-5000

La Criolla 312-243-8882

HUMMUS & SPREADS

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344

Retail Control Solutions 630-521-9900

Four Star Mushrooms 847-687-7676

Cacciatore Insurance Page 42 312-264-6055

JANITOR-SUPPLIES

Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP

PARTY-FAVORS & SUPPLIES

PIZZA SAUCE

North Shore Baking Corp 773-655-3485 LAW FIRMS

Digital Market POS 312-300-4048

ISU Northwest Insurance Services 847-310-0400

Restaurant Handyman 847-232-4474

POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010

Cacciatore Insurance Page 42 312-264-6055

HISPANIC FOOD PRODUCTS

LED Billboard Trucks 312-924-7979 NETWORKING - COMPUTERS

A Maestranzi Sons Page 42 630-504-2865 KOSHER-FOOD PRODUCTS

OILS & FATS-COOKING

Gallagher Page 08 630-285-3686

B & B Foodservice Page 19 815-834-2621 MILK

KITCHEN-EXHAUST SYSTEMS/CLEANING

Ice Solutions 24 Page 22 847-987-9738

Pastafresh Home Made Pasta Page 20 773-745-5888

Anichini Brothers 312-644-8004

Cobblestone Ovens 847-635-0172

Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

Kool Technologies Page 19 630-483-2256

Sweet Bee 847-828-4812

Mackay Heating & Mechanical Page 12 847-381-0448

ITALIAN SAUSAGE

Red Hot Chicago 800-249-5226

Mackay Heating & Mechanical Page 12 847-381-0448

PICKLES & RELISH

Crawford Sausage 773-277-3095

SpotOn Inc 937-830-0828

Olympia Maintenance 708-344-0344

PLUMBERS

Serrelli’s Foods Page 46 877-385-BEEF

Restaurant Handyman 847-232-4474

ICE CREAM

Berkel Midwest 800-921-9151

Empire Cooler Service Page 42 312-733-3900

Alpha POS Services Inc 630-690-9232

Devanco Foods Page 08 847-228-7070

MUSHROOMS-LOCALLY GROWN

HANDYMAN SERVICES

ICE CREAM-YOGURT

Society Insurance Page 02 888-576-2438

Mc Cloud Services Page 27 800-332-7805

PIZZA SUPPLY DISTRIBUTORS

Fatima Zabiha Foods 630-620-5000

Vienna Beef Page 15 773-278-7800

PATTY MACHINES/FOOD FORMERS

Barrington Packaging Services 888-814-7999

Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream Page 32 847-251-0477

Columbus Vegetable Oils Page 07 773-265-6500 OILS & VINEGAR

ADP 847-507-4210

ICE-MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE

Kikkoman Sales USA 630-954-1244

New S B L Inc Page 30 773-376-8280

Instantwhip Chicago Page 29 773-235-5588

E Formella & Sons Page 25 630-873-3208

PEST CONTROL/PEST ELIMINATION

A D E Foodservice Equipment 630-628-0811

Gallagher Page 08 630-285-3686

Restaurant Handyman 847-232-4474

LINEN SUPPLY & RENTAL SERVICE

Columbus Vegetable Oils Page 07 773-265-6500

OVENS-SALES & SERVICE

Neil Jones Food Company 800-543-4356

Cacciatore Insurance Page 42 312-264-6055

Anichini Brothers 312-644-8004

POINT OF SALE SUPPLIES

INSURANCE-INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

Ideal Bakery 773-631-6897

TNG Industries 708-449-1100

CardConnect 224-325-4466

Mori Milk & All Star Ice Cream Page 45 847-671-3326

Retail Control Solutions 630-521-9900

New S B L Inc Page 30 773-376-8280

Peer Foods 773-927-1440

NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETING

B & B Foodservice Page 19 815-834-2621

STR Construction Page 27 847-814-8417

POS SYSTEMS

Alpha POS Services Inc 630-690-9232

Enviromatic Corp of America Page 40 800-325-8476

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Page 21 608-221-8640

ICE CREAM-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY

KNIFE EXCHANGE SERVICE

Park Packing Company Page 26 773-254-0100

MINI PASTRIES

HISPANIC FOOD DISTRIBUTION

NITROGEN

Columbus Vegetable Oils Page 07 773-265-6500 OLIVE OILS

PITA BREAD

Cosmopolitan Textile 773-254-6100 LIQUOR-WHOLESALE

Accurate Printing 708-824-0058 MEXICAN FOOD PRODUCTS

Olympia Food Industries Page 17 847-349-9358

Digital Market POS 312-300-4048

Barringon Packaging Services 888-814-7999

Grecian Delight Foods 847-364-1010 MENUS-CUSTOM PRINTED

ICE CREAM EQUIPMENT REPAIR & SUPPLY

PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICES

MacCARB Page 12 877-427-2499

POULTRY-FRESH

ITALIAN BEEF

PAPER-PRODUCTS

ITALIAN FOOD SPECIALTIES

Giant Regrigeration Page 43 773-539-9629

Employco USA Page 03 630-920-0000

HOOD EXHAUST & FAN CLEANING

Food Industry News 847-699-3300

International Meat Company 773-622-1400

ICE MACHINE REPAIR & SANITIZING

Berkel Midwest 800-921-9151

MEAT PROCESSING EQUIP SALES & SERVICE

JUICERS-FRUIT & VEGETABLES

SLICERS-SALES & SERVICE

Free and Fun Bar Bingo 708-243-5530

Perishable Distribution Solutions Page 44 888-491-1641

Chicago Booth Page 12 773-378-8400

All About Personnell Page 09 630-336-6238

Ideal Bakery 773-631-6897

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Onesti Entertainment Corporation 630-962-7000

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Ramar Supply Co Page 45 708-233-0808

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Vienna Beef Page 15 773-278-7800

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Page 38 Classifieds / Businesses for Sale Food Industry News ® — May 2022 135015 TODAY S R E A LTO RS ® LLC WANTED TO BUY GAMING CAFE BUSINESS I am a well-funded buyer. Please email cafebuyer22@yahoo.comme: 135015 TODAY S R E A LTO RS ® , LLC WANTED TO BUY GAMING CAFE BUSINESS I am a well-funded buyer. Please email cafebuyer22@yahoo.comme:

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7 WITH SPECIAL GUEST JEFF MAURO

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Join your industry friends and associates from 5 to 6 p.m. when Chef Jeff Mauro of Mauro Provisions will discuss how to launch an e-commerce food business, the challenges, opportunities and successes. Then at 6 p.m. join the industry for networking, tasting and shmoozing until 9 p.m. Free for food industry professionals only, no R.S.V.P. needed. Must be 21, business card required for admittance.

5-9 p.m., Moretti’s Chicago (Edison Park) 6727 N. Olmsted, Chicago, IL 60631 Raffl es, Direct Vendor Contacts, Food & Liquor Samples These Co-Sponsors

Our quarterly events bring together 200 to 400 local industry professionals who attend to network, learn, sample and meet with top vendor co-sponsors in a fun MINI-TRADE SHOW environment. Engage buyers, influencers and those intimately connected to our local $34 billion market. Call Cary Miller today at 847-602-9620.

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The Illinois Product Expo has brought Illinois food companies and consumers together for 23 years in Springfield, Illinois for the past 23 years, giving attendees the opportunities to explore Illi nois through their taste buds. This year’s event includes an indoor wine garden featuring 15 Illinois wineries and nearly 50, family owned Illinois food producers. The event is held annually in March, at the Orr Building in Springfield Illinois at the State Fairgrounds.

Illinois Food Expo 2022

The most significant casualty of today’s tight labor market in foodservice and hospitality is its effect on routine backof-house cleaning and sanitation, historically performed as “side work” by kitchen or bus staff. As a result, restaurant operators in all categories may forego nightly cleaning in these critical areas rather than further burden often over worked employees.

As the arrival of Spring and pent-up customer demand hopefully translates to increased volume, there’s an emerg ing trend among chefs and operators – who insist on main taining strict kitchen sanitation protocols – of outsourcing their cleaning needs to professional, quality, third-party companies.

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A kitchen’s image is an extension of its brand, and consumer confidence in a restaurant organization isn’t just driven by the quality of the product or the efficiency of the service –the cleanliness, safety, and comfort of the back-of-house and customer-facing areas best conveys the message to staff, customers, and stakeholders that they’re valued.

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Given the state of the industry during the last two years, operators now have a greater appreciation and understanding that preserving this image requires a cleaning provider with deep resources, and experience in delivering robust sanitation services designed to deliver safety, value, and appearance enhancements at regular, rotating intervals. For more informa tion, visit kleenteem.com.

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Marriott Debuts 8,000th Property Near New Site Headquarters

Marriott International celebrated the opening of its 8,000th property: Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ, a 12-story stylish retreat adjacent to Marriott International’s soon-to-open new global headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. The hotel opening signifi es both a growth milestone for the company, as well as a remarkable moment in the Marriott story, as the company celebrates its 95th year. Marriott’s first lodging property, the Twin Bridges Marriott, opened in 1957 and was a four-story motor hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

In response to fans' love for nostalgic flavors, Mike's ® Hard Lemonade is bringing back the 90's with new Mike's ® Hard Freeze: a collection of four refreshing, throwback flavors that will remind you of your favorite slushy flavors. When it comes to maximum chill and the ultimate refreshment, new Mike's ® Hard Freeze is guaranteed to blast your tastebuds with something totally new and different from the original hard lemonade expert.

Tacos Guanajuato, located at 20771 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, IL, are owned and operated by Executive Chef Jovanny Diaz, Margarita Challenger, and her restaurant group, Salsalito, Inc. The casual Tacos Guanajuato focuses on artful and delicious, finely crafted renditions of street fare favorites from the Mexican region of Guanajuato, the childhood home of Chef Margarita.

Page 46 foodindustrynews.com Food Industry News ® — May 2022 “Every game is won with patience.” —Mellody Hobson n ONLY NATURAL INGREDIENTS n HOT & MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE WHOLESALE CASH & CARRY • CALL FOR SAMPLES: 773-237-7530 ITALIAN BEEF All Natural Flavor Since 1934

North America’s First Rotating Waterslide at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. This summer, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort will open Medusa’s Slidewheel, America’s first rotating waterslide. Combining the movement of a Ferris wheel with the speed of a waterslide, it is set on a horizontal axis, rotating as guests slide through it. Medusa’s Slidewheel is the centerpiece of the expanded indoor waterpark at the resort; the 22,500-square-foot addition will include a new children’s splash zone with fountains and a variety of interactive water features and swimming area.

A new natural adventure park development called The Land of Natura is planned to open their first phase in the summer of 2022. This 40acre parcel will include a 5-acre naturally-filtered lake with America’s largest floating waterpark and North America’s longest canopy tour. More than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails through the woods, river beach access and kayak rentals, a greenhouse welcome center, and food trucks serving locally sourced specialties are also included in this initial phase. The full development is expected to take between three and fi ve years to complete at an estimated total cost of $60 million and will span over 150 Downtownacres.Wisconsin Dells will soon boast a new gathering spot, with the addition of the 35,000-square-foot Elm Street Plaza set to open in late summer. It will feature a covered stage area, special lighting and sound systems, concession stands, seating, Wi-Fi and a mural wall. There will also be interactive water features, including a 6-foot Kugel ball, dancing fountains and in-ground geysers.Downtown Wisconsin Dells will welcome Yeti Yard Next Level Adventure Park later this summer. The park will feature the Himalayan Speedway, complete with a 640-foot elevated racetrack for gocarting. An 18-hole, all turf mini-golf course will complete the Yeti Yard on ground level.

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Alsomenu.new this year is Koselig Garden, a restaurant/taproom at the Norwegian-inspired barn event venue Vennebu Hill. Boasting hilltop views of the Wisconsin River and Baraboo Bluff range, it offers a menu of popular Norwegian and Wisconsin delights along with a full bar.

The “Waterpark Capital of the World!” will further enhance its reputation in 2022, with several significant new waterpark features set to open, including North America’s first rotating waterslide. A variety of new non-waterpark attractions will also debut in Wisconsin Dell.s this year, ranging from dining, brewing and e`ntertainment establishments to a 35,000-square-foot public plaza, which can host concerts, farmers markets, seasonal celebrations and other events.

A converted 1909 mansion in downtown Dells is now home to Latte Stone Brewing Co., a smallbatch, nano brewpub. Latte Stone features a tasting room-style bar serving crafted-in-house brews and local craft beers, as well as local and international wines. It also offers a unique Pacifi c Island tapas

Woodland Retreats at Sundara Inn & Spa. As an expansion of its hugely popular Woodland accommodations, Sundara Inn & Spa has added eight new luxury suites throughout the property’s dense pine forest. Along with the suites, Sundara also added an open-air yoga deck with complimentary yoga classes spring through fall.

Photos by Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Dueling Waterslides at Wilderness Resort. In fall 2022, the indoor Wild West Waterpark at the Wilderness Resort will open two new “dueling” waterslides—a two-lane tube ride and a two-lane headfirst mat racer. Each will feature multiple rally points where riders can see their competition as they dash down the slides, as well as translucent slide effects. The Wild West Waterpark is also getting a new themed multi-level play-and-spray structure, while the resort is completing a renovation of all 446 guest rooms.

Additional information, including the 2022 Wisconsin Dells Vacation Guide, can be found at wisdells.com.

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