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Ask any die-hard Cubs historian and the names Billy Sunday and “Three Finger” Mordacai Brown are the stuff legends are made of. Now introduce Folkart Restaurant Management, the craft-driven group led by Chef Matthias Merges to make a little history of his own while acknowledging what makes Chicago great. Founded in 2010, Folkart includes a wealth of top-flight destinations that pay homage to time and diverse tastes. The roster of establishments includes A10, a typical neighborhood eatery and bar, inspired by Italian and French cuisine. Nestled in the heart of Hyde Park, the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant celebrates fresh, seasonal cooking with farm-sourced ingredients from local producers. Billy Sunday, named for the White Stockings-turned-evangelist who tried to shut down drinking establishments,

is an award-winning Logan Square cocktail bar serving up both classic concoctions as well as exciting new creations. Lucky Dorr, named for Cubs groundskeeper Bobby Dorr, whose tiny house was a gift from Old Man Wrigley himself, provides craft beers that invite exploration; Old Irving Brewing also offers craft brews in an industrial space in a northside atmosphere. Yusho’s large assortment of Japanese whiskeys compliments the fresh and creative twists to Japanese street food that has garnered them both praise and legions of fans. Mordecai’s, the bi-level cocktail bar and restaurant inside Hotel Zachary in the heart of Wrigleyville, offers limited edition pours, classic drinks and a American-inspired fare. Matthias Merges began working in restaurants at the age of 14 and formalized his training at the Culinary Institute of America. He went on to refine his skills and direction at iconic Chicago restaurants including Carlos’, the 95th, LaTourat the Park Hyatt, Charlie Trotter’s, and Gabriel’s. Continued on page 6

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15% of U.S. Households Have a Direct-toConsumer Channel Subscription Consumers today have a variety of choices when determining how they want to access TV programing. As is the case in the broader retail landscape, growth in direct-to-consumer (DTC) channel subscriptions* is particularly notable. Driven by the influx of new services, faster inhome broadband speeds, and TV-connected device adoption, DTC channel adoption rates grew three-fold over the last three years to reach 15 percent of U.S. households, according to The NPD Group.

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Starbucks will begin testing new versions of its cups that are compostable and recyclable in several markets this year, and will also test a strawless lid in Canada and the US. At its annual meeting this week, the company also said it will invest $100 million in a venture capital fund to support innovation in food and retail technology and new products. – Adapted from USA Today

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The big flavor of this premium Italian-style Chicken Sausage Topping from Brakebush is making a great fi rst impression as patrons see it on pizzas, or in pastas, salads, soups and omelets. This all-natural, fully cooked topping delivers a traditional Italian sausage fl avor and texture with less fat than pork sausage. Yet the indulgent look and taste ensures a very satisfying eating experience. Heralded as “The chicken sausage topping sausagelovers love,” operators are fi nding it to be a terrifi c beef and pork alternative in many applications. Research shows 1/3 of patrons are looking to decrease their consumption of beef and pork ... making this another on-trend chicken solution from Brakebush.

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los from around the world and bring that back to my shop.” Gianni Gallucci of Forno Rosso in Chicago, another first-time competing member, headed into the global event with an air of confidence. “I can’t wait to win,” he said. With 19 competitors in 55 categories between them,

the brigade of USPT members were one of the largest competing in the international event. Additional members competing in this year’s championships were.; Leonard Giordano, Mona Lisa Pizza, Staten Island, N.Y.; Michael LaMarca, Master Pizza, Cleveland, Ohio; Jason Samosky, Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria, Valley City, Ohio; Dave Sommers, Mad Mushroom, West Lafayette, Ind.; Scott Volpe, Fiamme Pizza, Tucson, Ariz.; Ali Haider, 786°, Sun Valley, Calif.; Constantino and Peter Anezinos, Zorba’s Pizza, Millbrae, Calif.; David Conti, Red Planet Pizza & BBQ, Ansonia, Conn.; Lars Smith, State of Mind Public House & Pizza, Los Altos, Calif.; Leah Scurto, Pizza Leah, Healdsburg, Calif.; Michael Stevens, Palo Mesa Pizza, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Michael Athanasopoulos, The Lamb & The Wolf, Rockville, Calif.; and RC Gallegos, RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta, Kingwood, Texas.

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How to Mess Up a Company’s Sales By John Graham

Marketing. is still viewed as the handmaiden of sales in many companies, even though it long ago ran out of gas. In this view, marketing does what it’s told to do. When this happens, marketing is rudderless, all tactics and no strategy. Marketing departments become a “do this” dumping grounds, throwing one-thing-after-another against the wall hoping something sticks. If marketing is unable to do its job, salespeople can’t do their job of closing sales. To put it another way, when marketing comes down with the flu, the sales force calls in sick. Let marketing and sales do their work Here are three principles that can help anyone in marketing and sales do a better job and be more successful: 1. Get over the idea that “nothing happens until somebody sells something.” Forty years ago, those in sales had a point. Salespeople were the link between companies and their customers. The salesperson had a dual role, educating customers and closing sales. This may help explain why customers were often far more welcoming to salespeople than they are today. They were not only needed; they were essential. Today, the sales role has been upended. When it comes to accurate sales information, customers are often better informed before they ever see a salesperson. That’s not all. Sales are now so transaction-driven the salesperson’s role continues to erode. All this points to a marketing-driven environment quite different from times past. It’s one in which nothing happens until someone decides they want to do business with a company or a brand. Then, the salesperson

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pavilions. Mole Festival de May will be held May 24-26, 2019 at Ashland and 18th St. in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood featuring mole, pitting local chefs and restaurants against one another to find out whose version of the staple is the best. Entertainment, festival and food vendors. Polish Constitution Day Parade celebrates ratification of the Polish constitution in 1791, will take place May 4, 2019 on South Columbus Drive in Chicago. St. Charles fine Art show – downtown St. Charles at Riverside Ave & Main St. May 25-26. Travelle at the Langham, Chicago at 330 N. Wabash presents two Calligraphy Workshops May 18 and June 1, 2019 taught by two local instructors; Rick DiCola and Julie Wildmar. During the class participants learn the art of handwriting while enjoying a Chicago brunch at Travelle featuring Chef Jean Vucko’s seasonal American cuisine. The Memorial Day Parade will held May 25, 2019 beginning south on State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren. Westmont Lion’s Club, Memorial Day Weekend, Red, White, & Blue & Bar-BQ will be held May 24-27, 2019.

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National News David Kong is celebrating his 15th year as President and CEO of Best Western Hotels & Resorts. Kona became the longest running CEO of a top 10 Major hotel chain and Best Western finds itself poised for its most exciting year yet. Fat Brands Inc. Fatburger goes skinny, re-branding as Skinnyburger following demand for most popular menu item. Green Bay Craft Beer Week, a seven day celebration of the Craft beer Industry in the Greater Green Bay, WI area will be held May 13-19, 2019. Hyatt Hotels announces strong U.S. growth for its Hyatt Centric brand portfolio including development plans to build Hyatt Centric in downtown Memphis, TN downtown Nashville, TN and downtown Austin, TX. for a growing segment of savvy explorers seeking shareable moments to inspire others. Pizza Hut joins forces with FedEx to test the future of Pizza Delivery. Testing of the FedEx SameDay Bot, a new autonomous delivery device aimed to revolutionize local delivery, planned for summer 2019. The 9th Annual International Food Festival, is one of New York’s largest and oldest traditions, a celebration of cultural, di-

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CIA sophomores Nora Engelken (right) and Beatriz Balderas with their medals at the 2019 New York State SkillsUSA competition in Wellsville, NY. Engelken won the gold medal and Balderas the bronze in culinary arts. CIA students also took both gold and silver in the commercial baking category. (Photo credit: CIA/Darrell McLaughlin)

versity through food will be held May 1819, 2019. The Kroger Co, America’s largest grocery retailer and Ocado, one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers announced Groveland, Lake County, Florida, as the second location for one of their customer Fulfillment Centers. The Wisconsin based Culver’s known for its Butter Burger and Fresh Frozen Custard recently celebrated its 700th opening. The chain opened 46 new restaurants in 2018, and there are plans for 50 more in 2019. World’s Largest Brat Fest will take place in Madison, WI May 2426, 2019, a celebration of food, fun and music. Whole Kids Foundation invests $1.2 M for 600 new edible gardens for schools & non-profits serving 450,000 students. School gardens shown to help kids make healthier food choices, learn where their food comes from & become veggie curious.

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California Law Protects Consumers But May Hurt Your Business If you do business online with California residents, heads up. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, applies to for-profit entities that both collect and process the Personal Information of California residents and do business in the State of California. However, a physical presence in California is not a requirement, and it appears that making sales in the state would be sufficient. A business must notify consumers what Personal Information is being collected from a consumer, how that Personal Information is being collected and used, and whether and to whom it

is being disclosed or sold. These disclosures generally should occur through a publicly posted privacy notice, and specifically upon request by a consumer. Consumers must be presented with an easy process to opt-out of having their Personal Information sold to a third party. Consumers who are under the age of 16 must affirmatively opt-in in order to allow their Personal Information to be sold. A business must receive the consent of a parent or guardian for children under the age of 13. Finally, a business must post a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link on its homepage, which allows

California consumers to easily exercise that right of opting-out. Personal Information Removal: Consumers may request that a business delete their Personal Information, and businesses must inform consumers that they have this right. Businesses must comply with these requests and ensure the consumer’s Personal Information is also deleted by third-party contractors with whom the business may have previously shared that consumer’s Personal Information. There are some exceptions to this requirement, such as if the Personal Information is needed to complete a transaction.

Time Out Food Hall Opening Largest Concept in Chicago

Pizza Giants See Low Sales Yum! Brands‘ Pizza Hut U.S. division reported 2018 same-store fiscal growth of 2%, representing solid improvement from 2017’s 2% drop and compared favorably with full-year comparative sales setbacks of 7.3% at Papa John’s and 2.5% at Papa Murphy’s. Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s U.S. division’s 6.6% annual same-store sales improvement was a tough comparison for Pizza Hut and raised Domino’s four-year annual comparable sales growth stack to 36.8%, versus Pizza Hut’s 1% stack. –NRN

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Right in the heart of the city’s historic food trade centre and popular foodie destination, Time Out Market Chicago will be an incredible showcase of the city’s outstanding restaurant scene. A new hotspot for food and culture lovers is coming to Chicago: Time Out Market is set to open in 2019 at 916 W Fulton Market. Time Out Market Chicago will bring the best of the city together under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on Time Out’s editorial curation. It will be a truly authentic Chicago experience. Time Out Market Chicago will put down roots in the heart of the Fulton Market District. Set within a stand-alone brick building, it will showcase across nearly 50,000 sq ft a curated mix of 16 food offerings and three bars, a demonstration kitchen and a retail area. The offer is spread across three floors, featuring the market space indoors and outdoors, an event venue, a viewing and entertainment platform with bleacher seating and the first Time Out Market rooftop. There will be almost 600 seats for hungry visitors. The Market will be one of several that Time Out will launch globally. The hugely popular Time Out Market Lisbon opened in 2014, and in 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montréal, with Time Out Market Prague expected to open at the end of 2021.

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Are Cell Phones Ruining Your Memory?

People are always using their cell phones and other mobile devices— but the radiation from these devices could be affecting our memory and a child’s ability to study at school, a major new study has suggested. Memory problems are being seen in adolescents after they’ve been using a cell phone for just a year, say researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from the phones affect a nonverbal type of memory known as figural memory, which is located more on the right side of the brain. Right-handed people who frequently use their phones to make calls are the most likely to be affected, while those who just use the devices for texting and posting on social media suffer only a ‘marginal’ deterioration of memory. The conclusion confirms the findings of a larger research study in 2015, which involved around 1,400 adolescents, that also uncovered a connection between EMFs and memory problems. Although we’re exposed to much higher levels of EMFs in our environment these days—such as from mobile phone masts and wi-fi— it’s the radiation from cell phones that can have the most direct impact, especially on both older adults and developing brain, the researchers say.

Top Ten Ways to Leverage Your Role as an Anchor Tenant

By: Kerry Lavelle Not all of our clients are lucky enough to be in the category of “anchor tenants” in a shopping center, but if you are, here are some suggestions for your lease renewal: 1) Long-term control. Make sure you have a series of three to five-year options to control your site for 15-25 years, with rent increases that are clearly defined. 2) Rentable square footage. Make sure there is a clear definition of square footage of your box on which you are paying rent. You should not be paying rent for exterior shopping cart corrals and dumpster bays. 3) Understand the Common Area Maintenance obligations (“CAM”). As an anchor tenant, you are probably responsible for your own roof. Do you want to volunteer to self-manage – particularly the snow removal? Make sure that no capital expenditures are included in CAM. 4) Protected parking area. Confirm that as part of the site plan, the shopping center owners cannot construct buildings, Christmas tree lots, and a temporary amusement facility in a protected parking area for your customers. 5) Protected ingress and egress. There are certain points of entry into the shopping center that have more value to you than others. Make sure those cannot be altered. 6) Prohibited and protected uses. The lease should be clear that the landlord cannot sign a lease with another direct competitor of yours in the same shopping center. You can even extend your protected use to shopping centers that the landlord owns within a two or three mile radius. Also, understand the prohibited uses of the shopping center. 7) Understand your sight lines. Make sure that the landlord cannot construct outlot buildings that would hide your facade and signage from the street. 8) Review the “Continuous Occupancy” clause carefully. Could you “go dark” and continue to pay rent? Sometimes, it is cheaper to pay the rent, and not operate the store if the store is failing. 9) Management fees charged by the landlord may be hidden throughout the lease. Dissect those fees and do not pay twice. As the anchor tenant, you probably should not be paying for certain items such as the management of the property taxes if you do not have your own separate tax identification number. 10) Assignment of the lease. Some day you may sell your location and may want to assign your lease. Review the assignment paragraph carefully and make sure you have, to the best of your ability, some control to assign the lease to an economically qualified assignee.

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Eyedrops Stop Glaucoma

Curcumin, the wonder ingredient in turmeric that has anticancer and anti-infl mmatory a properties, could reverse the eye disease glaucoma. Curcumin eye drops can stabilize the problem and even reverse it in its early stages. Medicine is limited in its treatments for glaucoma, an eye problem that affects around 60 million people around the world every year, and 10 percent will eventually lose their sight. But using curcumin eyedrops twice a day stopped the loss of retinal cells within three weeks of starting treatment in lab tests. The researchers also think that the eyedrops could be used to diagnose other conditions. Curcumin has already been found to help prevent cognitive decline such as in Alzheimer’s, as well as some cancers, and it has antiinfl ammatory properties, which suggests it might also be a treatment for heart disease and arthritis. Curcumin is an ingredient in turmeric, a spice that is most commonly used in curries and gives them their yellow coloring.

Meet Mr. Maki: Opening in Streeterville this Spring

The team behind Ramen-San and Sushi-San of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises will open Mr. Maki at 676 N. St. Clair in Streeterville this spring. The new concept is built around maki rolls and the Japanese combo meal known as teishoku, which became the team’s favorite way to eat during their travels in Japan. Mr. Maki will provide a quick dining experience and tremendous value for those that live and work in the neighborhood. The teishoku sets are a home-style meal commonly found in local eateries throughout Japan, where all the dishes are conveniently served together. At Mr. Maki, each set comes with tempura veggie fries, miso soup and a house salad, plus a choice of a main dish: crispy stir-fry noodles; savory Mr. Maki’s teriyaki and updated takes on classic maki rolls. With Sushi-San’s Master Chef, Kaze Chan, sourcing all of the products and ingredients, guests can expect quality fish and seafood coupled with the team’s creative touches.

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People Selling The Industry With Cary Miller

This month I am proud to be pictured with this year’s chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association, Greg Schulson. Greg is the CEO and President of Lunan Corporation and the founder of Burrito Beach LLC and B-Smooth LLC. Lunan Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates currently own and operate 47 restaurants in three major markets, Chicago, Las Vegas and Reno. John McKay and Stephen Scatassa are business development representatives for McCloud Services, a leader in integrated pest management solutions in the food supply chain of custody, including health care, hospitality, food distribution, food processing, property management and retail industries. Since 1904 the food industry has trusted and relied on McCloud for pest elimination excellence. You can see the McCloud ad on page 32 of this issue. Discover why local leaders in the independent and chain restaurant world and many food processors and commercial operations use and love McCloud. Michael Sexton is with Sexton Complete Care, a local family owned and operated company serving Chicago areas finest restaurants since 1971. this firm is dedicated to protecting the floors of their customers. By implementing a periodic preventative floor maintenance program, you will protect your capital investment, protect and enhance the image of you business and provide a safe and clean environment for your customers and employees. Periodic preventative floor maintenance should be a legitimate part of your operating budget and is sound business. When you want to project an image of being one of the finest restaruants in town, contact Sexton Complete Care. You may find them in our Buyers Guide under Floor Sales, Service and Installation. David McCarthy is the VP and CFO of MacCARB, a firm specializing in the distribution and service of beverage carbon dioxide (bulk systems & cylinders), nitrogen, helium, and blended gases, along with many industrial gases and products as well. David’s corporate headquarters are located in West Dundee, IL. His firm is proud to service all types of foodservice, food business and food processing accounts in Illinois, Wisconsin, and NW Indiana. MacCARB operates 7 days a week to keep their customer’s beverage gas equipment functioning. They provide service and installations of bulk CO2 tanks and related equipment, gas lines, regulators for high-pressure tanks, nitrogen generators, and other beverage gas equipment. If you’re tired of being treated like a number and want the attention that a family owned business can provide, contact MacCARB today. Jeff Lukas is with Countryside, Illinois based Packaging Resources Inc. Jeff’s firm is a full-service food packaging resource company. Bakeries, quick service restaurants, convenience store chains, food processors and redistributors use their products, tools and knowledge to package and present their food product well. With food delivery and catering numbers accellerating so quickly, this is an important time to upgrade your packaging to insure your food quality is the same, whether it is consumed inhouse or away from your restaurant. For excellent advice and guidance, contact Jeff today. Steve Zatarski is a Business Development Specialist at Midwest Foods, a full service produce vendor located in Chicago. Prior to Steve’s long career at Midwest Foods, he was a chef. Steve says this expertise adds value to his customer relationships by helping them to understand which products are best for their needs. He also has a strong understanding of culinary which also adds value to his customers businesses when requested.

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Chocolate Fest Returns to Long Grove, Illinois

The Midwest’s annual homage to the almighty cocoa bean returns to Historic Downtown Long Grove the weekend of May 17 - 19. At the 2019 edition of Chocolate Fest, life’s most delectable cravings will come together with family fun and live music featuring local fan favorites. From chocolate cotton candy to chocolate popcorn, this spring-time extravaganza is most famous for its dynamic selection of chocolatey creations made by the best local chocolate makers. At its core, Chocolate Fest is for chocoholics. Some of the most innovative chocolate-infused cuisine – foods everyone loves made with or dipped in chocolate – are showcased at Chocolate Fest by the area’s leading chocolatiers and chocolate-loving chefs. For more information, visit longgrove.org/festivals/chocolate-fest

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Cannabis is a Powerful Cancer Fighter Medical cannabis isn’t just an effective painkiller. It’s also a powerful cancer fighter, tripling survival rates, say researchers who hope it can be introduced into cancer clinics ‘almost immediately.’ Cannabidiol (CBD) has been tested on pancreatic cancer, which is almost untreatable, with chemotherapy achieving just a 7 percent five-year survival rate. But when CBD is added, the survival rate triples. Researchers have so far tested CBD only on laboratory mice, but if similar results can be seen in people, it could be “in use in cancer clinics almost immediately,” said lead researcher Marco Falasca. CBD has limited sideeffects, whereas chemotherapy can cause common reactions such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and the researchers hope that CBD may even reduce the severity of these reactions. The researchers think that CBD could be a major breakthrough in cancer treatment, especially for pancreatic cancer. It’s one of the most aggressive types of cancer and has one of the lowest survival rates. Life expectancy hasn’t improved in around 40 years, the researchers say, because none of the current treatments available can reverse the disease; they can only provide palliative care to improve the patient’s level of pain and discomfort. CBD triggers cell death in breast cancer cells and stops lung cancer cells from growing and spreading.

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Our July 24th Shmoozefest will have a panel discussion on “Pivoting Your Business.” Discover how successful restaurateurs are “pivoting” and changing their businesses to adapt to changes in consumer dining habits. No RSVP needed. Free to attend, free food and spirit samples, cash bar. Must be 21 to attend. Moretti’s Edison Park is located 6727 N Olmsted Ave, Chicago, IL 60631 Please visit the following Illinois food companies in the Illinois Pavilion at the 2019 National Restaurant Show in the North Hall:

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Building on the success of an initiative that launched in 2018, The Culinary Institute of America’s partnership with United States Air Force foodservice operations is really taking off. Through the college’s consulting division, the CIA has been working with the Air Force to improve both the taste and health value of the food our nation’s airmen and women eat. A consulting team con- Chef Lisa Brefere of the CIA Consulting team presents healthy breakfast options at a Unites States Air Force dining facility at Robins Air Force Base in sisting of former CIA fac- Georgia. The Culinary Institute of America is working with USAF foodservice ulty members, along with operations to improve both the taste and health value of the food served to alumni chefs and dieti- service members. (Photo credit: CIA/Corrie Clark) tians, has been working closely with the Air Force’s foodservice team. They analyzed and revised more than 700 recipes, created a new 28-day meal plan, and elevated serving stations at facilities to provide fresher, healthier, and more contemporary dining options. For the program’s second phase, CIA Consulting will be working with the Air Force Club team to begin offering healthier foods in off-duty locations as well. “I was jumping for joy as if I had hit the lottery with good, clean food,” said Airman Elizabeth Jackson after eating at the revamped Aragon Dining Facility at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO. “Nutrition is such a big, big thing when it comes to health and longevity and quality of life. Please make this permanent.” Upgraded menus incorporate more bean, whole grain, and vegetable options, and include specialty salads, wraps, and breakfast grain bowls. Through the first year of this partnership, the CIA has trained 150 service members and civilian foodservice managers at American air bases in the United States, Germany, and Japan.

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Chef Christopher Suzuki Joins Team at SX Sky Bar

SX Sky Bar, the new two-floor lounge and nightclub concept adjacent to the recently transformed Hotel Essex, Oxford Capital Group’s latest luxury lifestyle hotel along the Cultural Mile, announces the appointment of Christopher Suzuki as chef de cuisine. Suzuki oversees menu creation, staffing, training, and product execution at the soon-to-open upscale lounge. Growing up in Los Angeles, Suzuki first experienced the joy of cooking for others on visits to his grandmother’s home in Northern California. He would watch in wonderment as she cooked large-scale family meals on her own and was soon inspired to start cooking for his family as well. The food diversity in LA continued to motivate Suzuki to pursue a culinary career, which he officially kicked off in 2007 working as a lead line cook at JeanGeorges Steakhouse—a formative role in which he honed his technique and flair and further envisioned his culinary path. Suzuki has since worked in a variety of restaurants in California, Arizona, and beyond. Rising to a challenge in 2012, he took on the executive chef position at Atlas Bistro in Scottsdale, AZ, where he stayed for two years before starting his own restaurant—Chef to Table— and delving into restaurant consulting. Suzuki has been lucky enough to cook around the world, opening a total of 12 restaurants, catering two Super Bowls, and serving as a private chef on a yacht sailing throughout the Mediterranean. Most recently, Suzuki served as sous chef at Oxford’s London House Chicago. Suzuki brings a playful and approachable menu to SX Sky Bar, serving light, shareable plates and sushi with Californian and Asian flavors – shown in dishes such as the Baby Beet & Grain Salad, a twist on bagels and lox made with roasted heirloom beets, forbidden black rice, toasted farro, smoked salmon, lemon and dill crème fraîche, and an everything bagel crumble, and a Tuna Poke Roll crafted with bigeye tuna, avocado, cucumber, jicama, and poke sauce. Suzuki’s refined bites pair with a thoughtful selection of craft cocktails. The bi-level, bar, lounge, and nightclub provides the opportunity to experience the space in a different way depending on when guests visit. During the day, the lavish, yet whimsical interiors offer sun-lit spaces at which to enjoy lunch and dinner. In the spring and summer, the floor-to-ceiling windows retract for open and airy al fresco dining overlooking Grant Park. After sunset, guests can enjoy craft cocktails in illuminated, intimate lounge areas, and can revel on a tech-inspired dance floor.

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Be sure to take this handy list with you to this year’s NRA Show, to make it easy for you to visit the Food Industry News advertisers. These are great companies who want to do business with you. Please stop by and tell them we sent you!

AlGelato Chicago ..................................7977 Big Sky Franchise Team .....................11518 Chicago Booth Manufacturing ..............3285 Columbus Vegetable Oils .....................7874 D & S Trucks / Mitsubishi Fuso ..............812 DCI / Hotshot .......................................1857 Devanco Foods ....................................7970 E.Formella ............................................7969 Eli’s Cheesecake ...................................1624 FlatTech ...................................................... 3088 Gonnella Baking Company ...................9947 www.mccloudservices.com 800-332-7805

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Henny Penny Foodservice Solutions Inc. ..4023 Hoshizaki America (Empire Cooler) ......6212 Illinois Department of Agriculture ........7975 Instantwhip Foods ................................3824

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Citrus oils: Bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime and wild orange oils, which are great in drinks or as a replacement for zest in recipes (4 to 5 drops is equivalent to zesting an entire piece of fruit). Herbs: Basil, cilantro, marjoram, oregano, rosemary and thyme oils, can easily be substituted in recipes that call for dry or fresh herbs. www.thelocalauctioncompany.com Mint: The cool, refreshing flavors of peppermint and spearmint go well with lamb and enliven salads, tea and other drinks. They also combine well with chocolate to create interesting desserts. Florals: Lavender and geranium are the most popular floral oils in LESS WASTE • GREAT TASTE recipes, particularly in baking and ALL NATURAL • FRESH chocolate. PURE • MADE LOCALLY Spices: This category encompasses ASK YOUR DISTRIBUTOR black pepper, cassia, cinnamon, 773-731-8787 coriander seed, clove, fennel and ginger oils, all of which can be used to flavor meat, vegetables and sweet dishes.

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Grecian Delight ......................................812

MunchAdo ...........................................6228 Neil Jones Food Company ....................8175 Olympia Food Industries ......................7237 Packaging Resources, Inc ......................122 Palazzolo Artisan Dairy ........................8013 POSitouch ............................................7050 Sammic ................................................3672 Thunderbird Food Machinery ...............3646 Rational USA ........................................4260 Stoelting ...............................................4413 Thai Trade Center-Chicago ...................8427 TriMark .................................................3657 V. Formusa ...........................................7862 Vienna Beef ..........................................6624

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ACCOUNTANTS Chamlin P C .................................................... ACCOUNTING FIRMS Parhas & Associates ......................... Page 22 Sassetti Certified Public Accountants Page 41 ADVERTISING Food Industry News ........................................ AIR COFFEE ROASTERS Java Master International................................ AIR CONDITIONING-SYSTEMS CLEANING Olympia Maintenance ..................................... AIR FILTERS-SALES & SERVICE Olympia Maintenance ..................................... APPETIZERS Via Pizzeria 1 2 3 ............................................ ARCHITECTS Dearborn Architects ........................................ Sarfatty Associates ......................................... ASIAN FOOD PRODUCTS Kikkoman Sales USA ...................................... ASSOCIATIONS ACF Chicago Chefs .......................... Page 08 Illinois Restaurant Association .......... Page 40 GARA .............................................................. ASSOCIATIONS & TRADES For the Love of Chocolate FoundationPage 41 Illinois Department of Agriculture ...... Page 25 Illinois Food Retailers...................................... ATM MACHINES Meirtran ATM..................................... Page 41 ATTORNEYS Scharf Banks Marmor ..................................... Tabahi Law ...................................................... AUCTION COMPANIES The Local Auction Company ............. Page 32 AWNINGS & CANOPIES Chesterfield Awnings ........................ Page 29 AWNINGS - SALES & SERVICE Thatcher Oaks Awnings .................... Page 06 BAGS-CUSTOM PRINTED Bulldog Packaging .......................................... BAKERS-WHOLESALE Eli’s Cheesecakes............................. Page 47 Gonnella Baking Co .......................... Page 15

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CLASSFIEDS and DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts............... Page 26 Ideal Bakery .................................................... Il Mulino di Valenzano Bakery ......................... JR Dessert Bakery .......................................... Milano Baking Company ................................. BAKERY & DESSERT CONSULTING Sweet Bee....................................................... BAKERY EQUIPMENT MGM Industries............................................... BAKERY-PRODUCTS Instantwhip Chicago.......................... Page 42 Central Baking Supplies.................................. BAKLAVA Libanais Sweets .............................................. BANNERS & POSTERS Accurate Printing............................................. BAR CONSULTANTS Chicago Bar Shop ........................................... BAR MANUFACTURING & DESIGN Chicago Bar Shop ........................................... BAR STOOLS Chicago Booth .................................. Page 23 Waco Manufacturing ....................................... BAR SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 Alfa Restaurant Supply ................................... BBQ SAUCE Ken’s Foods .................................................... BEEF New S B L Inc ................................... Page 20 BEVERAGE DISPENSING-EQUIPMENT United Fast Food & Beverage......................... BEVERAGE PROGRAMS Brew Smart Beverage ..................................... BEVERAGES Lifestyle Beverages......................................... BOOTHS Chicago Booth .................................. Page 23 Waco Manufacturing ....................................... BOOTHS-UPHOLSTERERS Chicago Booth .................................. Page 23 BOX COMPANIES-CORRUGATED Wertheimer Box ................................ Page 43 BRANDING-LICENSE OPPORTUNITIES Los Comales Licensing ..................... Page 44

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BREAD & ROLLS Gonnella Baking Co .......................... Page 15 Fausto’s Bakery .............................................. Ideal Bakery .................................................... Il Mulino di Valenzano Bakery ......................... BROILERS & STEAMERS EmberGlo-A Division of Midco Int’l.................. BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS Alarm Detection Systms Inc ............................ BUTCHER BLOCK WOOD TABLES RestaurantWoodTables.com ........................... BUTTER-CLARIFIED Danish Maid Butter Co ...................... Page 28 BUTTER-PREPORTIONED-WHIPPED Danish Maid Butter Co ...................... Page 28 BUYING GROUPS/CO-OPS GARA .............................................................. CALAMARI Fisherman’s Pride ............................. Page 48 CANNOLI & CANNOLI PRODUCTS Lezza Spumoni & Desserts............... Page 26 CARRY OUT PACKAGING Bulldog Packaging .......................................... CASH AND CARRY OUTLETS Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets........ Page 13 CASH REGISTERS & SUPPLIES Schmaus Cash Register & POS ..................... CATERING-VEHICLES DCI Central ....................................... Page 23 CCTV SYSTEMS Alarm Detection Systems Inc .......................... CHAIRS & FURNISHINGS Vista Chair ...................................................... CHAIRS-COMMERCIAL Chicago Booth .................................. Page 23 Waco Manufacturing ....................................... CHARCOAL Charcoal Supply Company ............................. CHEESECAKES Eli’s Cheesecakes............................. Page 47 CHICKEN-PROGRAMS FSI/Foodservice Solutions .............................. CHILI Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ..................

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CHOCOLATES Dessert Concepts ........................................... CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Food Industry News ........................................ CLEANING PRODUCTS SuperClean ..................................................... CO-PACKERS T F Processors................................................ COCKTAILS Puerto De Indias Gin....................................... COFFEE Farmer Brothers Coffee .................................. COFFEE & TEAS Royal Cup Coffee.............................. Page 21 Brew Smart Beverages ................................... COFFEE ROASTERS Tec Foods Inc.................................... Page 24 Java Breeze .................................................... Java Master International................................ Tugboat Coffee ............................................... COLD BREW COFFEE & TEA Brew Smart Beverage ..................................... COLD STORAGE Perishable Distribution Solutions ...... Page 17 COLD STORAGE-PORTABLE Portable Cold Storage..................................... COMBI-STEAMERS Rational USA................................................... CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES Walter Daniels Construction ............. Page 40 CONSULTING & DESIGN A D E Foodservice Equipment ........................ CONTRACT LABOR SERVICES Atlas Employment Services .............. Page 05 CONTRACT MANUFACTURING Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) .................. COOKING EQUIPMENT Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 CORNED BEEF-FRESH Eisenberg-Kelly Corned Beef............ Page 03 Vienna Beef ...................................... Page 12 CORPORATE GIFTS Vienna Beef ...................................... Page 12 CPA FIRMS Sassetti Certified Public Accountants Page 41

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Page 34 CRAFT BEVERAGES Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.......... Page 46 708-687-9870 DAIRY-PRODUCTS Instantwhip Chicago.......................... Page 42 800-933-2500 New Dairy ......................................... Page 04 312-421-1234 DELI-MEATS Greenridge Farms ........................................... 847-434-1803 DELIVERY-VEHICLES DCI Central ....................................... Page 23 800-468-7478 DEMO SERVICES-FOOD & BEVERAGE Custom Merchandising Services .................... 630-814-3679 DESSERTS Algelato Chicago ............................... Page 14 847-455-5355 Eli’s Cheesecakes............................. Page 47 773-736-3417 Dessert Concepts ........................................... 773-640-4727 Sweet Bee....................................................... 847-828-4812 DESSERTS-WHOLESALE Lezza Spumoni & Desserts............... Page 26 708-547-5969 DIGITAL MARKETING Munch Ado ...................................................... 312-694-5942 DIRECT MAIL PROGRAMS Food Industry News ........................................ 847-699-3300 630-205-6667 Ontime Envelopes and Printing ...................... DIRECTV All Sports Direct .............................................. 630-918-3000 DUCT CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............ Page 19 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ..................................... 708-344-0344 EGGS KLM Sales & Marketing .................... Page 40 310-245-7703 312-738-2228 Meadowbrook Egg & Dairy Company ............. ELECTRIC & GAS STEAMERS EmberGlo-A Division of Midco Int’l.................. 773-604-8700 ELECTRICAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 847-381-0448 EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS Rob Bernstein - Laner Muchin ........................ 312-342-7778 ENERGY BROKER 630-817-3164 Century Energy Solutions ................. Page 22 ESPRESSO-CAPPUCCINO MACHINE PROGRAMS Brew Smart Beverage ..................................... 847-437-5757 ETHNIC BREADS-ROLLS & PASTRIES Ideal Bakery .................................................... 773-631-6897 ETHNIC FOODS Kikkoman Sales USA ...................................... 630-954-1244 FACILITY SERVICES 630-543-3666 Cintas Corporation .......................................... FAUCETS Faucet Shoppe The .......................... Page 23 773-478-3890 FILTERS-EXHAUST SYSTEMS Olympia Maintenance ..................................... 708-344-0344 FIRE ALARM MONITORING Alarm Detection Sytems Inc............................ 630-844-5318 FIRE ALARM REPAIR & TESTING Alarm Detection Systems Inc ......................... 630-844-5318 FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEMS Fox Valley Fire & Safety.................... Page 42 847-695-5990 FIRE-EXTINGUISHERS Henrichsen’s Fire & Safety Equipment ........... 800-373-9714 FIRST AID-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Affirmed Medical Service ................................ 847-322-9185 FLATBREADS 847-364-1010 Grecian Delight Foods .................................... FLOOR TILE & GROUT CLEANING Enviro-Master Chicago North.......................... 847-305-2990 FLOORS-ALL TYPES Mike’s Hardwood Flooring .............................. 773-640-7488 FLOORS-SALES-SERVICE & REPAIR Sexton Complete Care.................................... 800-827-1126 FOOD & ALCOHOL SAFETY TRAINING 772-502-5262 Santa Lucia Food Safety Training ................... FOOD DISTRIBUTORS Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets........ Page 13 630-514-1338 Christ Panos Foods .......................... Page 45 630-735-3200 Cugini Distribution ............................. Page 25 708-695-9471 Dearborn Wholesale Grocers MktplacePage 19 773-487-5656 847-228-7070 Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 Olympia Food Industries ................... Page 17 847-349-9358 Tec Foods Inc.................................... Page 24 773-638-5310 86 Foodservice ............................................... 773-523-8861 Alfa Restaurant Supply ................................... 773-588-6688 Anichini Brothers ............................................. 312-644-8004 Chef’s Quality Meats ....................................... 708-333-0880 GFS Distribution.............................................. 800-968-6391 Grecian Delight Foods .................................... 847-364-1010 Kronos Foods.................................................. 800-621-0099 FOOD EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS Sammic Corp .................................................. 224-307-2232 FOOD PLANT RENTAL Gung Ho............................................ Page 08 708-369-8159 FOOD PRODUCTS Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ................... Page 17 847-349-9358 Tec Foods Inc.................................... Page 24 773-638-5310

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foodindustrynews.com 847-364-1010 Grecian Delight Foods .................................... Neil Jones Food Company.............................. 800-543-4356 FOODSERVICE EQUIP REP & MAINTENANCE Restaurant Handyman .................................... 847-232-4474 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT Thunderbird Food Machinery ............ Page 28 866-451-1668 Losurdo Inc ..................................................... 630-833-4650 MGM Industries............................................... 847-814-7715 Rational USA................................................... 888-320-7274 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Alfa Restaurant Supply ................................... 773-588-6688 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT-REPAIR Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 847-381-0448 CSI - Coker Service Inc .................................. 888-908-5600 Cobblestone Ovens ........................................ 847-635-0172 General Parts Group ....................................... 630-595-3300 United Fast Food & Beverage......................... 847-616-0711 FOODSERVICE- LAYOUT & DESIGN A D E Foodservice Equipment ........................ 630-628-0811 Losurdo Inc ..................................................... 630-833-4650 Sarfatty Associates ......................................... 847-920-1100 FOODSERVICE-EQUIPMENT PARTS CSI - Coker Service Inc .................................. 888-908-5600 Cobblestone Ovens ........................................ 847-635-0172 FOODSERVICE-SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 708-233-0808 FRANCHISE-CONSULTANTS Big Sky Franchising ........................................ 855-824-4759 FREEZER & REF TRAILER RENTAL/LEASING Portable Cold Storage..................................... 800-535-2445 FREEZERS-ALL TYPES Custom Cooler & Freezer ................. Page 28 630-879-3131 FRESH CUT FRY EQUIPMENT Sammic Corp .................................................. 224-307-2232 FRIED CHICKEN BREADING MIX House-Autry Mills ............................................ 847-770-7510 FRYERS FSI/Foodservice Solutions .............................. 847-719-6088 FURNITURE/FIXTURES/DESIGN Vitro Seating Products .................................... 800-325-7093 GAMING TERMINALS Aces Up Gaming ............................................. 773-209-4800 GELATO Algelato Chicago ............................... Page 14 847-455-5355 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy .................. Page 43 800-4GE-LATO GELATO EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy .................. Page 43 800-4GE-LATO GENERAL CONTRACTORS 773-775-0170 Walter Daniels Construction ............. Page 40 GIARDINIERA Authentic Brands............................... Page 06 708-749-5430 E Formella & Sons ............................ Page 31 630-873-3208 V Formusa Company ...................................... 847-813-6040 GIN Puerto De Indias Gin....................................... 305-934-0803 GLYCOL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & REPAIR Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 847-381-0448 GOURMET FOODS 312-421-1234 New Dairy ......................................... Page 04 GREASE REMOVAL SERVICE Kaluzny Bros Inc ............................................. 815-744-1453 GREASE TRAP PUMPING SERVICE Tierra Environmental......................... Page 08 888-551-1998 Kaluzny Bros Inc ............................................. 815-744-1453 GREASE-EXHAUST CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............ Page 19 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ..................................... 708-344-0344 GREEK FOOD PRODUCTS Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ................... Page 17 847-349-9358 Grecian Delight Foods .................................... 847-364-1010 Kronos Foods.................................................. 800-621-0099 GYROS Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 847-228-7070 Olympia Food Industries ................... Page 17 847-349-9358 Grecian Delight Foods .................................... 847-364-1010 Kronos Foods.................................................. 800-621-0099 HAMBURGER PATTY MANUFACTURER Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 847-228-7070 HANDYMAN SERVICES Restaurant Handyman .................................... 847-232-4474 HEALTH INSURANCE Gallagher .......................................... Page 24 630-285-3686 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 ................................................. 847-987-9738 HOOD & DUCT CLEANING Hoodz of Schaumburg ...................... Page 29 847-620-2608 HOOD EXHAUST & FAN CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............ Page 19 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ..................................... 708-344-0344 HOOD SYSTEMS-FIRE Henrichsen’s Fire & Safety Equipment ........... 800-373-9714 HOT DOGS Authentic Brands............................... Page 06 708-749-5430

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Eisenberg-Kelly Corned Beef............ Page 03 773-588-2882 Vienna Beef ...................................... Page 12 773-278-7800 773-277-3095 Crawford Sausage .......................................... Red Hot Chicago............................................. 800-249-5226 HOT SAUCE US Hot Sauce Inc ............................. Page 02 630-762-8880 HUMAN RESOURCES ADP................................................................. 847-507-4210 HUMMUS & SPREADS Grecian Delight Foods .................................... 847-364-1010 HVAC REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Restaurant Handyman .................................... 847-232-4474 ICE CREAM Algelato Chicago ............................... Page 14 847-455-5355 Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream ........... Page 30 608-221-8640 Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream ............ Page 21 847-251-0477 Instantwhip Chicago.......................... Page 42 800-933-2500 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy .................. Page 43 800-4GE-LATO ICE CREAM EQUIPMENT REPAIR & SUPPLY Kool Technologies ........................................... 630-483-2256 ICE CREAM-YOGURT Instantwhip Chicago.......................... Page 42 800-933-2500 ICE MACHINE REPAIR & SANITIZING Ice Solutions 24 .............................................. 847-987-9738 Major Appliance Service ................................. 708-447-4100 ICE MACHINES-SALES-RENTAL OR LEASING Empire Cooler Service ...................... Page 19 312-733-3900 ICE SCULPTURES Artbelowzero.net ............................................. 847-746-3673 ICE-MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 847-381-0448 INSURANCE Cacciatore Insurance ........................ Page 10 312-259-8200 Society Insurance ............................. Page 02 888-576-2438 Caro Insurance Services................................. 708-745-5031 Concklin Insurance Agency............................. 630-268-1600 ISU Northwest Insurance Services ................. 888-366-3467 INSURANCE SERVICES Gallagher .......................................... Page 24 630-285-3686 INSURANCE-INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Cacciatore Insurance ........................ Page 10 312-264-6055 INTERIOR DESIGNERS Sarfatty Associates ......................................... 847-920-1100 INTERNET ADVERTISING Food Industry News ........................................ 847-699-3300 INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS BevSpot .......................................................... 617-658-3123 ITALIAN BEEF Authentic Brands............................... Page 06 708-749-5430 Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 847-228-7070 Serrelli’s Foods ................................. Page 21 877-385-BEEF Grecian Delight Foods .................................... 847-364-1010 Red Hot Chicago............................................. 800-249-5226 ITALIAN FOOD SPECIALTIES E Formella & Sons ............................ Page 31 630-873-3208 ITALIAN SAUSAGE Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 847-228-7070 Anichini Brothers ............................................. 312-644-8004 JANITOR-SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 708-233-0808 JAPANESE-FOOD PRODUCTS Kikkoman Sales USA ...................................... 630-954-1244 JUICERS-FRUIT & VEGETABLES Berkel Midwest................................................ 800-921-9151 KEYLESS ACCESS CONTROL Alarm Detection Systems Inc .......................... 630-844-5318 KITCHEN FLOOR & WALL CLEANING Enviro-Master Chicago North.......................... 847-305-2990 KITCHEN-EXHAUST SYSTEMS/CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America ............ Page 19 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ..................................... 708-344-0344 LAW FIRMS Lavelle Law ....................................... Page 22 847-705-7555 LINEN SUPPLY & RENTAL SERVICE Cosmopolitan Textile ....................................... 773-254-6100 Mickey’s Linen ................................................ 773-545-7211 LIQUOR Puerto De Indias Gin....................................... 305-934-0803 LIQUOR & SPIRITS Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.......... Page 46 708-687-9870 LIQUOR-WHOLESALE Peerless Liquors ............................................. 773-378-3908 LOGISTICS COMPANIES Perishable Distribution Solutions ...... Page 17 888-491-1641 MAILING PROGRAMS On Time Printing ............................................. 708-544-4500 MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES Vicki Righeimer & Associates ......................... 847-899-8146 MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS Dinova Inc ......................................... Page 09 630-487-9119 MAYONNAISE Columbus Vegetable Oils.................. Page 07 773-265-6500 MEAT PROCESSING EQUIP SALES & SERVICE Berkel Midwest................................................ 800-921-9151

MEAT-ORGANIC-NATURAL-ABF Fox Deluxe Stap ............................................. MEAT-SMOKED Nueske Applewood Smoked Meats ................ MEAT-WHOLESALE Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets........ Page 13 Devanco Foods ................................. Page 27 KLM Sales & Marketing .................... Page 40 New S B L Inc ................................... Page 20 Anichini Brothers ............................................. Chef’s Quality Meats ....................................... Fox Deluxe Stap ............................................. Grant Park Packing ......................................... International Meat Company ........................... MEATBALLS Authentic Brands............................... Page 06 MEDICAL SUPPLIES Affirmed Medical Service ................................ MEDITERRANEAN FOODS Olympia Food Industries ................... Page 17 Grecian Delight Foods .................................... MENU PRINTING Ontime Envelopes and Printing ...................... MENUS On Time Printing ............................................. MENUS-CUSTOM PRINTED Accurate Printing............................................. MEXICAN FOODS Los Comales Licensing ..................... Page 44 MILK Instantwhip Chicago.......................... Page 42 MINI PASTRIES Ideal Bakery .................................................... NATURAL FOOD PRODUCTS Greenridge Farms ........................................... OILS & FATS-COOKING Columbus Vegetable Oils.................. Page 07 OILS & SHORTENING Columbus Vegetable Oils.................. Page 07 Chef Mac Culinary Cooking Oils ..................... OILS & VINEGAR Pastorelli Foods .................................Page 11 OILS-COOKING/BULK Columbus Vegetable Oils.................. Page 07 OLIVE OILS Columbus Vegetable Oils.................. Page 07 ONLINE ORDERING PLATFORM Munch Ado ...................................................... ORGANIC FOODS Pastorelli Foods .................................Page 11 ORGANIC MEAT & POULTRY Fox Deluxe Stap ............................................. OVEN REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 OVENS-SALES & SERVICE Cobblestone Ovens ........................................ MGM Industries............................................... PACKAGING -ALL TYPES Packaging Resources ....................... Page 04 PACKAGING MATERIALS Barrington Packaging Systems ......... Page 16 PACKAGING SPECIALISTS Wertheimer Box ................................ Page 43 PACKAGING SYSTEMS Barrington Packaging Systems ......... Page 16 PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICES Restaurant Handyman .................................... PANCAKE-BATTER & MIX Tec Foods Inc.................................... Page 24 PAPER-PRODUCTS Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 PARTY-FAVORS & SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 PASTA-FRESH AND FROZEN Cugini Distribution ............................. Page 25 Pastafresh Home Made Pasta ........................ PASTRY CONSULTING Sweet Bee....................................................... PATIO ENCLOSURES Thatcher Oaks Awnings .................... Page 06 PATTY MACHINES/FOOD FORMERS Berkel Midwest................................................ PAYROLL SERVICES ADP................................................................. PEST CONTROL Platinum Pest Solutions .................................. Rose Pest Solutions........................................ PEST CONTROL/PEST ELIMINATION Mc Cloud Services ............................ Page 32 PICKLES & RELISH Vienna Beef ...................................... Page 12 PITA BREAD Olympia Food Industries ................... Page 17 Grecian Delight Foods ....................................

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RESTAURANT EQUIP MANUFACTURERS Sammic Corp .................................................. RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT FSI/Foodservice Solutions .............................. Losurdo Inc ..................................................... RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Custom Cooler & Freezer ................. Page 28 Flattech.com ..................................... Page 31 Olympic Store Fixtures...................... Page 21 Ramar Supply Co.............................. Page 26 Berkel Midwest................................................ TriMark Marlinn Equip & Supplies................... RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REPAIR SERVICE Mackay Heating & Mechanical.......... Page 08 Berkel Midwest................................................ CSI - Coker Service Inc .................................. Cobblestone Ovens ........................................ General Parts Group ....................................... MGM Industries............................................... Major Appliance Service ................................. RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT-NEW & USED March Quality Used & New Equip..... Page 18 RESTAURANT REAL ESTATE SALES John Moauro/Realty Executives ..................... Kudan Group Inc ............................................. Marcus Cook-Baum Realty Group .................. Nick Dibrizzi/Coldwell Banker ......................... Pontarelli & Company ..................................... RESTAURANT-DESIGNERS A D E Foodservice Equipment ........................ Losurdo Inc ..................................................... Sarfatty Associates ......................................... RESTAURANTS La Scarola Restaurant ...................... Page 45 RESTROOM & JANITORIAL SUPPLIES Enviro-Master Chicago North.......................... RESTROOM CLEANING & SANITIZING Enviro-Master Chicago North.......................... ROOFS-SALES-REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Care Sheet Metal & Roofing ............. Page 30 SALAD-DRESSINGS Authentic Brands............................... Page 06 Ken’s Foods .................................................... SALAD-DRESSINGS & OILS Columbus Vegetable Oils.................. Page 07 Tec Foods Inc.................................... Page 24 SANITATION CERTIFICATION Illinois Restaurant Association .......... Page 40 SANITATION CLASSES Santa Lucia Food Safety Training ................... SATELLITE TV SYSTEMS All Sports Direct .............................................. SAUSAGE Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets........ Page 13 Vienna Beef ...................................... Page 12 Anichini Brothers ............................................. Crawford Sausage .......................................... Red Hot Chicago............................................. SAUSAGE MANUFACTURER Grant Park Packing .........................................

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MORTON GROVE - FREESTANDING RESTAURANT

OAKBROOK TERRACE - PIZZA / SPORTS BAR / VIDEO GAMING / RESTAURANT

FOR SALE ■ 7,522 SF Freestanding Building w/Full-Size Basement on 1.49 Acres. ■ First Time Offering in Over 25 Years!! Well Established Location. ■ Outstanding Frontage, Visibility & Easy Access on Highly Traveled Roosevelt Rd. ■ Real Estate & FF&E Included in Sale. ■ Video Gaming Currently in Place, with Strong Monthly Figures. ■ Strong Daytime & Evening Population in a Dense Affluent Neighborhood. ■ Prime Busy Dynamic Retail Corridor. Price: $1,795,000

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630-455-4495

For Sale ■ 8,017 SF w/ Full-Size Basement on 1.02 Acres. ■ High Profile Hard Corner Stoplight Intersection. ■ Real Estate & All FF&E Included in the Sale. Turnkey. ■ Outstanding Frontage, Visibility & Access Site. ■ Located at Busy Dense Commercial Retail Corridor. ■ High Traffic Counts: 38,750 Vehicles Per Day. ■ Densely Populated Area w/ Strong Demos. ■ Ample Parking. Monumental Street Signage. Price: $1,625,000

WILL COUNTY - FREESTANDING RESTAURANT

For Sale or Lease ■ 6,000 SF Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Business Turnkey Opportunity. ■ Outstanding Frontage, Excellent Visibility Exposure & Access ■ Well Established 30+ Year Business in Place. ■ Fully Equipped w/ All FF&E Included. ■ Situated on a Busy Hard Corner Stoplight Intersection. ■ Located Near Downtown Section. ■ Densely Populated Area w/ Strong Demos. ■ Abundant Parking & Monumental Street Signage Price: $1,375,000 /Great Lease Rate, Call for More Info

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Food & Beverage assets for sale together or separately. Included in the portfolio: 5 restaurants, 1 craft brewing assets, & 2 real estate properties. Price: $6,450,000 Total - For individual pricing contact agent. Agent: Chad

Suburban Chicago- Live Music Venue/Restaurant/Bar for Sale

Rare opportunity to own a profitable entertainment venue with over $2M in Gross Sales annually. Add revenue with newly approved video gaming. Size: 13,690 SF Price: $1,150,000 (Business) Agents: Adam/Daniel

Bloomingdale- Confidential #C134- Business with Prime Location for Sale 2 Acres on busy street with over 30,000 VPD and over 300’ of frontage. Established fine dining restaurant with banquet service and video gaming. Size: 7,068 SF Bldg. 2.2 Acres Land Price: $1,299,000 (R.E. + Bus.) Agent: Chad

Crystal Lake- 7608 & 7614 Virginia Rd. - Coleman’s Bar & Grill

Two parcels for sale; bar/restaurant and income generating single family home (2-bed/2-bath). $7K monthly to ownership in gaming revenues. Size: 11,381 SF Lot + 12,355 SF Lot Price: $494K (Two Parcels) Agent: Chad

Des Plaines- 1225 S. Elmhurst Rd. - Tasty Cuisine - Business with R.E.

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Freestanding building with oversized parking lot. Profitable business (est. 1996) with large catering contracts including airline companies. Size: 5,000 SF Bldg. 26,191 SF Lot Price: $1,499,000 (R.E. + Bus.) Agent: Chad

Irving Park- 4342 N. Elston Ave. - Black Tooth’s Sports Bar & Grill

Corner neighborhood tavern. Cozy space with a large basement. Seats 30. Inventory and all FF&E included. Possibility to expand into next door retail. Size: 1,000 SF Rental Rate: $1,800/Mo. Gross Price: $99K (Bus.) Agent: Georg

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Established for over 10 years in the heart of Libertyville. Over $400K in owner cash flow. Seats 237. Includes a large year round outdoor space. NNN lease. Size: 7,531 SF Rental Rate: $11,309.17/Mo. Price: $1,299,000 Contact: Georg

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Portage Park- 3938 N. Central Ave. - Cochinita Taco - Business for Sale Beautifully built-out restaurant space. 1,250 SF expansive outdoor patio with seating for 40+. Licenses, Assets and FF&E included. Size: 1,625 SF Interior Rental Rate: $27.80/SF Net Price: $99K Agent: Jarrett

Rogers Park- 6800 Sheridan Rd. - Business for Sale

Corner, turn-key restaurant/bar with extensive FF&E. Green build-out with large patio and extended bar and lounge area. Full basement. Size: 4,032 SF Rental Rate: $19.35/SF NNN Price: $124,900 (Bus.) Agent: Adam

West Town- 2258 W. Erie St. - Fiore’s Deli - Real Estate + Business

Corner mixed-use building with 45+ years established Deli Shop (1,300 SF). Recently updated 2-bed/1-bath apartment. 2-car garage included. Size: 2,921 SF Lot Price: $844K (R.E. + Bus.) $169K (Business Only) Agent: Brian

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BREAKFAST/LUNCH: Just listed! Well established neighborhood icon in upscale community on Chicago’s northwest side. Corner location across from park and train station. Seats 90 plus 20 on sidewalk patio. Parking lot. Solid lease. Pristine condition. Biz, FF&E @ $98K RESTAURANT/BAR: Forest Park! Established 20 years. Seats 100 plus patio. Substantial volume. Video Gaming Approved. Total Package includes Real Estate, Biz and income apartment @ $1.175M. Biz only @ $295K w/ great lease. Think “Cheers.”! FAST FOOD: Just listed! Freestanding. Brick. 950 sf. Bus stop corner with walk-up window. Seats 12 plus 30 on patio. Easy to operate with minimal help.... Kitchen built for speed. Good volume/lease. Hours: 11am – 8:30pm, Monday thru Saturday. No Sundays! This is the one you’ve been looking for! Biz, FF&E @ $110K TAVERN: Great NW side neighborhood. Est. 1959. Mature Crowd. Excellent condition. Coveted Chicago Tavern License!! Biz @ $125K. YOU CONCEPT: NW Side. Brand new! Seats 110. Great lease. Pristine. Kitchen and dining room will handle any concept. Italian? Mexican? American?...? FF&E @$150K FAST FOOD: Located in active strip center in affluent N.W. suburb. Seats 42 and 38 in party room. Hours: Mon. - Sat., 11am to 9pm. Closed Sundays. Substantial volume. Most popular in area... Surrounded by factories, offices and residential! Low, below market value rent with lease renewal options. Video gaming available! Fully equipped. Family run... Pristine condition... Quality products! Don’t miss this one!! Biz, FF&E @ $175K! PIZZERIA: Outstanding opportunity to own this renowned pizzeria...home of Chicagoland’s “Original Stuffed Pizza!” Established 1973. NW Suburb. Dining room seats 125. Plenty of parking. Full liquor license. Bonus: Big $$$$$$ from Video gaming! “Turn-key.” No royalties, no over-rides! Great lease. Biz, FF&E @ $399K. RESTAURANT: Popular, established 27 years! On busy street in NW suburb. Freestanding building. Seats 160; parks 53. Complete FF&E package. Excellent condition. Owner retiring. True “Turn-Key”! Biz, FF&E @ $250K w/ below market value lease. Real Estate included @ $895K Total Price.

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Long Established, McHenry County Gourmet Café and Deli Established charming fast casual café deli with great reputation over the years. Serves breakfast, lunch and light dinner menu. Private banquet room. Catering. Classic subs and sandwiches, hot Panini, wraps, burgers, homemade chili and soups. Real estate available separately. Business only: $198,000.

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Wicker Park- 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Pint - Business for Sale

Fully built-out, turn-key restaurant with 50’ of frontage on Milwaukee Ave. Steps from corner of Milwaukee/Damen/North with strong foot traffic. Size: 4,000 SF Rental Rate: $50/SF Mod. Gross Price: $240K Contact: Brian

Wrigleyville- 3511 N. Clark St. - Irish Oak - Business for Sale

Restaurant/bar with great visibility in high traffic area. Includes 2 bars, stage and basement. Outdoor sign and apartment generate additional income. Size: 2,760 SF Rental Rate: $11,964/Mo. NNN Price: $499K Agents: J.C./Georg

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5,000 SF sports bar-pizzeria with plenty of parking National tenant location Gross sales $1,500,000; big bar business. Class A turn-key. Rent $10,000 per month.

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NEW: NORTHWEST SUBURBS-ELK GROVE VILLAGE Corner free standing 3,500 SF fast food restaurant on 30,000 SF land. National tenant location. Includes Real Estate & Business.

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NEW: FINE DINING - JAPANESE RESTAURANT WITH LARGE SUSHI BAR, DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE

Free standing sports bar-pizza pub with drive thru window. 2,300 SF plus 1,000 SF lower level. Bldg on 18,700 SF lot. Great National Tenant location. For Business & Real Estate $595,000.

2,906 SF, seats 100 plus outdoor patio. Large modern Sushi bar, plus sit down bar. Free city parking next door. Established for 20 years; owner retiring or bring your own food concept. Location, Location, Great Business Opportunity. Business Only: $110,000 includes fixtures and equipment. NEW: TURN-KEY FULLY EQUIPPED RESTAURANT FOR LEASE

NEW: CORNER FREE STANDING TURN-KEY RESTAURANT WITH DRIVE THRU WINDOW

Franklin Park on River Road. Great traffic count; National Tenant Location. Five minutes from O’Hare Airport. Other tenants nearby: Gene & Judes Hot Dogs, Mc Donald’s, Dunkin Donuts and Pescatore Palace. More than $200,000 in improvements. For Real Estate, Fixtures & Equipment $495,000.

Turn key, fully equipped fast food restaurant with drive-thru window. 1,000 SF, it could be increased to 2,000 or 3,000 SF. Rent Negotiable. Located on Route 59, West Chicago in “Sandpiper Square Shopping Center” with plenty of parking. National Tenant location or local food concept. Other tenants in the immediate area, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Walgreens, etc.

NEW: SW SUBURBS-147th & CICERO

Free standing sports bar-pizzeria with video gaming. National Tenant location. 5,000 SF bldg.; 30,000 SF lot. $100,000 a year net profit in video gaming. Real $$$ maker; seats 300 indoor & outdoor. Separate carry out & delivery pizza business. DJ & live music. For Business & Real Estate: $895,000.

NORTHWEST SUBURBS ON ALGONQUIN ROAD & ROUTE 53 Successful American Style Pancake House. Free Standing 5,000 SF building on 30,000 SF land. Includes Real Estate and Business.

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Famous beef stand. 2,400 SF newly remodeled. $600,000 in leasehold improvements, fixtures & equipment. Established for 9 years. Ten (10) year lease with two (2) five (5) year option. Rent $8,000 per month; Real $$$ Maker. $249,500

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Pick up & Delivery. Chicagoland Area established since 1987. 60% pick up/40% delivery. Real $$$ maker. 40 deliveries per night avg. Selling Real Estate & Business. Owner Retiring. Qualified buyers only. Must sign confidentiality agreement and have proof of funds.

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NATIONAL TENANT LOCATION For Lease Only. Free standing 2,520 SF plus 1,000 SF lower level. Second generation restaurant. Lot size 22,850 SF. One door south SEC corner stoplight intersection of Main Street (Rte 53) and Maple Ave. NNN Lease $25 per SF; Real Estate taxes $5.60 per SF

4,000 SF turn key pizzeriarestaurant plus full basement Established for 40 years. For business, fixtures & equipment $159,500.

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AN ATTRACTIVE LIST OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Lake Villa, IL BAR / TAVERN Bar-Tavern - Successful On Going Business Opportunity - Priced Right! Kenosha, WI BAR-RESTAURANT Sports Bar & Grill, FS, Corner, Substantial Income from Video Games Portage, IN BREAKFAST LUNCH Long Established, 185-Seat Restaurant, 5,500 sq. ft. W/Property Lombard, IL BREAKFAST LUNCH Breakfast Lunch only - Corner - Able Parking - Owner Retires Oak Creek, WI BREAKFAST LUNCH Breakfast Lunch Only - Free Standing - Impressive - Profitable! W/Prop $2.7M Lincolnshire, IL BREAKFAST LUNCH Breakfast - Lunch Only - Parking! - Great Business – Corner Niles, IL FAST FOOD Free Standing Fast Food - 120 Seats-82-Car Parking - Huge Gross-Video Games Chicago, IL FAST FOOD Free Standing - Same Owners 36 Years Business & Property - Business $75K Vernon Hills, IL FAST FOOD Fast Food - “One of a Kind” - 24 Years Old - Great Business / Potential Alsip, IL FAST FOOD Well Known, Long Established, Popular Destination, Great Opportunity Chicago, IL FAST FOOD Fast Food in the Heart of Chicago - Well Known - Long Established Schaumburg, IL GREEK RESTAURANT Greek Cuisine 5,500 SF, 300 Seats, Plenty of Parking, Corner Deerfield, IL HOME - SINGLE FAMILY Charming single-family ranch home located on an extra-large 60 X 300 lot. Chicago, IL LEASE-OFFICE SPACE Lease office space within an office; Free Utilities Heat A/C Electric Midlothian, IL MIXED USE Investment Opportunity – Cap Rate ~10%! : 1 Store and 3 Apartments Barrington PIZZERIA Pizza Business Serving the NW Suburbs for Over 25years! Oak Forest, IL RESTAURANT Restaurant - Free Standing - Same Owner Over 45 Years - With Property Evanston, IL RESTAURANT Restaurant 2,000 sq. ft. 90-seat - Middle-Eastern Cuisine - Ownership 30 years North Aurora RESTAURANT BAR Free Standing – Restaurant Bar - Video Games Bring in Many $’s! Antioch, IL RESTAURANT BAR Restaurant Bar - Free Standing - Well-Known and Highly Respected Antioch, IL RESTAURANT BAR Restaurant Bar on 2 Acres – Profitable – Well Known –Video Poker Chicago Heights, IL SPORTS BAR & MORE Profitable Sports Bar in 18,000 Sq. Ft. Strip Mall (Business & Property!!!)

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES • THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? CALL JOHN MOAURO! CATERING BUSINESS NEW TURN-KEY FOR SALE Fast food rest. businesses. 2 locations available. 1200 - 1500 sq ft. with seating. SW burbs. Great location. Good sales and leases in place. Priced at $124,900 ea. Very confidential. NDA required. Call for details.

COMMUNITY FAVORITE

Pizzeria with bar and dining. Located SW subs in central business district. Plenty of parking, available onsite. Asking 174,900.

SUBURBAN LOCATION

Family restaurant available. Established over 40 years. Approx. 4,500 sq. ft. Freestanding building, plenty of parking, seats 150 plus. Plenty of parking. High volume sales. Reasonable lease. Business only. Asking $399K.

Community favorite. Many years in business with base established. Limited hours. Very profitable. Easy takeover. Sellers will train. Call for details.

LONG ESTABLISHED SPORTS BAR/PUB In full operation with gaming. Approx. 2,5003,000 sq. ft. w/ parking. Located in SW suburbs. Additional rental income from retail space & apartment. Adjacent to bar. Priced to sell. Call for details.

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Fast food w/ drive thru. Business & property with additional catering kitchen in lower level. Approx 2,500 sq. ft. Seats 60. High volume, near busy intersection. Call for details.

RED HOTS AND PIZZA

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Burger King Tests Impossible Whopper Burger King has teamed with Impossible Foods to test the plant-based Impossible Whopper in 59 restaurants in the St. Louis market. The chain is promoting the test with a video featuring Whopper fans who unknowingly eat the vegetarian version and can’t tell the difference. – Adapted from Reuters

Gen Z Changes Marketing

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On February 19, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-0001, which will raise the statewide minimum wage incrementally, starting January 1, 2020. These new amendments to the Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”) also severely increase penalties on employers who acquire minimum wage violations and who fail to keep the required records specified by the Act. The new penalties are effective immediately. On January 1, 2020, the Illinois minimum wage will increase from $8.25 per hour to $9.25 per hour. On July 1, 2020, the rate will increase again to $10.00 per hour. Thereafter, on each January 1 from 2021 through 2025, the rate will increase by $1.00 until it reaches $15.00 per hour. The following table illustrates the applicable rates starting January 1, 2020: January 1, 2020 $9.25/hr. July 1, 2020 $10.00/hr. January 1, 2021 $11.00/hr. January 1, 2022 $12.00/hr. January 1, 2023 $13.00/hr. January 1, 2024 $14.00/hr. January 1, 2025 $15.00/hr. Effective immediately, the new law provides for steeper penalties against employers that violate the IMWL. Employees paid less than the minimum wage can now recover triple the amount of their unpaid wages plus 5% of the amount of the underpayments per month that they remain unpaid. An employee can also recover attorneys’ fees against their em-

ployer for pursuing a successful wage claim. Employers who are found by the Illinois Department of Labor to have committed willful or repeated violations of the IMWL face a newly enacted $1,500 fine, plus the previously existing 20% penalty on all willfully unpaid wages. The penalties for IMWL recordkeeping violations also increased under the new amendments. The IMWL requires employers to maintain records containing the hours worked each day by all employees. Employers must keep these records for at least three (3) years. If employers fail to keep adequate records, they now face a fine of $100 per employee. The new bill does provide a tax credit for employers with less than 50 employees. These employers may take a tax credit on up to 25% of their increased tax payments due as a result of the increased minimum wage in 2020. The employer may take this credit only for payments related to employees who make the minimum wage as required by the IMWL and who have had their average hourly wage increased over the previous year’s average hourly wage. The tax credit phases out over the span of minimum wage increases; the credit will reduce to 21% in 2021, 17% in 2022, 13% in 2023, 9% in 2024, and 5% in 2025 and 2026. Employers with five (5) or fewer employees can also claim a 5% credit in 2027. This amendment to the IMWL adds to the patchwork of minimum wage requirements in Chicago and Cook County where new minimums of $13.00 per hour and $12.00 per hour, respectively, are set to take effect on July 1, 2019.

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Unilever Food Solutions Launches Fight for Chef Well-Being A movement aimed at creating ‘FairKitchens’ by driving change in the restaurant industry has been launched by Unilever Food Solutions. Through partnering with chefs across the industry such as Michael Gulotta and Kat Kinsman, founder of the Chefs with Issues forum, the ‘FairKitchens’ movement seeks to stamp out the abusive and destructive culture of the past through solutions created by chefs, for chefs. Recent research conducted by Unilever Food Solutions reveals an abusive kitchen culture caused by the increasingly ‘acceptable’ face of kitchen life where a set of daily deprivations - sleep, health, abuse, lack of control – is having a serious impact on chef well-being. This in turn means that the industry is losing talent. Globally, one in four chefs have been victims of abuse in the kitchen and 50% have come close to quitting because of the intensity of their jobs. With 74% of chefs suffering sleep deprivation to the point of exhaustion, the research highlights the

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ducers was an adaptation born of necessity more than 40 years ago when nothing but milk was delivered to the tiny town of “Little” Washington, VA (pop. 133). Long before the farm-to-table movement had a name, he began cultivating fruitful relationships with his neighbors — many of whom have a strong connection to the land. O’Connell considers himself to be a restaurateur with a goal to restore and heal people in part through the preparation and presentation of food. He has leveraged his career milestones to benefit national and global charity initiatives with organizations such as Share Our Strength and Population Services International. The 2019 Humanitarian of the Year award recipient, Giving Kitchen, provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources. Giving Kitchen grew out of a beyond-expectation response

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Restaurants such as Cava Grill, Little Sesame and Goldie are helping to bring Eastern Mediterranean cuisine into the mainstream. “The familiarity factor has gone up, primarily because of the flexitarian diet, and consumers looking for more plant-based diets and the excitement around that,” said Adam Moore, founder of consulting firm Flashpoint Innovation. – Adapted from getflavor.com

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(Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC announces official opening of its 13th hotel property in the city) Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, the Chicago-based hotel management affiliate of Oxford Capital Group, LLC announce the opening of Hotel Essex its latest luxury lifestyle hotel located on Michigan Avenue in Chicago adjacent to Grant Park. Formerly The Essex Inn, the landmark property underwent a multi-million-dollar transformation, giving new life to the Iconic Michigan Avenue building. “The Essex Inn has been an iconic building on Michigan Avenue since its opening in 1961,says John W. Rutledge, founder, president and chief executive officer of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC and its parent company, Oxford Capital Group, LLC. “With the property’s new identity as Hotel Essex, we pay homage to the building’s history with a fresh look inspired by its original era and new amenities that both locals and visitors can enjoy.” Oxford worked closely with its joint venture partners at Quadrum Global to implement the strategic repositioning of the hotel, which closed in summer 2018 for renovations. Hotel Essex’s comprehensive redevelopment included the preservation and restoration of the building’s glass and steel structure and iconic rooftop “Essex Inn” sign, the replacement of all the major building systems, and the transformation of all guestrooms, public spaces and interiors, bringing the property’s original midcentury modern aesthetic into the 21st century. The Getty’s Group led the hotel’s interior design, drawing on the building roots in the 1960s during the midst of the midcentury design movement. Guest amenities include 274 king and double guestrooms and a state-of-the artfitness center. Dining from breakfast to late-night are fulfilled by Grant Park Bistro and SX Sky Bar. The ground floor Grant Park Bistro is a modern French grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hotel Essex guests can enjoy a meal, a cocktail, or a night out at the adjacent hoteloperated SX Sky Bar, a bi-level restaurant and lounge at 808 S. Michigan Ave. Hotel Essex is located at 800 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop and it’s adjacent to some of Chicago’s major attractions, Buckingham Fountain, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the “Bean”, and the Magnificent Mile shopping district. For more info visit -hotelessexchicago.com

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