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A Supplement to Food Industry News

FOOD

INDUSTRY NEWS

2015 2016 Chicagoland Pocket Buyer’s Directory

The complete sourcebook to the food industry’s best distributors, suppliers and service firms listed by category www.foodindustrynews.com For advertising information, call 847/699-3300


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FOOD

INDUSTRY NEWS

2015 2016

ChiCagoland PoCket Buyer’s direCtory The complete sourcebook to the food industry’s best distributors, suppliers and service firms listed by category

Published by Food Industry News

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www.foodindustrynews.com For advertising information, call 847/699-3300

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Dear food industry professional, Your job is hard enough and finding suppliers you can trust is not always easy. We hope that this Pocket Buyers Directory will help streamline your buying decisions. This directory is filled with firms eager to serve you. Please support them and trust them for excellence in quality, value and service. And don’t forget to Read Food Industry News, Chicagoland’s foremost foodservice publication for news, information and great suppliers who understand your needs and are there to serve. With thanks for your loyalty and support, Valerie Miller, Publisher DISPLAY ADverTISerS ALGELATO _____________________ 17 ALPHA POS ____________________ 43 AVERUS _______________________ 19 BASIC_________________________ 87 BLACK STAR ___________________ 65 CHICAGO’S OWN MOBILE PIzzA____ 69 CLEAR CHAIR __________________ 13 COLUMBUS _____________ Back Cover CPB CONSULTING _______________ 75 CSI - COKER ___________________ 23 CUSTOM COOLER _______________ 47 D & S TRUCK ___________________ 57 DCI CENTRAL __________________ 49 DEVANCO______________________ 27 E FORMELLA ___________________ 79 ENVIROMATIC __________________ 85 FARMER BROTHERS _____________ 15 GFS/GORDON ___21, 41, 63, Inside Bk Cover GOLD MEDAL __________________ 53 GONNELLA BAKING _______________ 9 HARCzAK SAUSAGE _____________ 83

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JOS CACCIATORE _______________ 31 KALUzNY BROS_________________ 35 KEYTH SECURITY _______________ 51 KIKKOMAN_____________________ 33 KOOL _________________________ 29 KRONOS ______________________ 71 LEE’S _________________________ 39 MECHANICAL 24 ________________ 61 MERCEDES BENz _______________ 55 MILANO BAKERY ________________ 59 NEIL JONES ____________________ 67 OLYMPIA ______________________ 77 PALAzzOLO ____________________ 25 RIVERSIDE FOODS _______________ 7 SCHARF BANKS ______________ 44-45 SCULPTURE_____________________ 5 SEXTON _______________________ 11 TIERRA _______________________ 73 VITO __________________________ 37 zAP PROPS ____________________ 81 zEPOLE ___________Inside Front Cover

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From heart to table For our family, our business has always been bigger than connecting supply with demand, it’s about upholding promises, building relationships, and finding ways to be better tomorrow than we are today. We’re dedicated to you—our customer—and the values that have inspired everything we do, so you can inspire your customers. gfs.com/chicago (800) 968-6361

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MAKE SURE

IT GETS DONE. ACCURATELY. Professional Food & Liquor Inventory Control

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ACCOUNTANTS BDO (Formally SS&G).......................................847‑824‑4006 Baker Tilly ..........................................................312‑729‑8100 ADVERTISING Food Industry News...........................................847‑699‑3300 AIR FILTERS‑SALES & SERVICE Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Olympia Maintenance ......................Page 77 ....708‑344‑0344 ALARM SYSTEMS Keyth Security Technologies ...........Page 51 ....847‑433‑0000 ARCHITECTS Dearborn Architects ...........................................312‑939‑3838 Sarfatty Associates ............................................847‑920‑1100 ASIAN FOOD PRODUCTS Kikkoman Sales USA.......................Page 33 ....630‑954‑1244 ASSOCIATIONS Illinois Restaurant Association ...........................312‑787‑4000 ATM MACHINES Meirtran ATM .....................................................800‑382‑5737 ATTORNEYS Scharf Banks Marmor ......................Page 44 ....312‑662‑4897 Dregerlaw ..........................................................312‑322‑0955 Tabahi Law ........................................................847‑260‑8182 AUCTIONEERS Bob King Auctions .............................................847‑458‑0500 AWARDS Classic Design Awards ......................................847‑470‑0855 AWNINGS & CANOPYS

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Chesterfield Awnings .........................................312‑666‑0400

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BAKERS‑WHOLESALE Gonnella Baking Co.........................Page 09 ....312‑733‑2020 Milano Baking ..................................Page 59 ..800‑495‑BUNS Biondillo/Today’s Temptations............................773‑921‑8282 Gerhard’s European Desserts ...........................847‑234‑0023 IL Mulino di Valenzano Bakery ..........................773‑934‑1625 JR Dessert Bakery.............................................773‑465‑6733 Zapp’s Dancing Grains ......................................847‑834‑0479 BAKERY EQUIPMENT Leach Food Equipment Dist ..............................815‑712‑7707 BAKERY EQUIPMENT‑NEW & USED Bake Tech ..........................................................847‑357‑9303 BAKERY EQUIPMENT‑SERVICE & REPAIR Bake Tech ..........................................................847‑357‑9303 BAKERY‑PRODUCTS Instantwhip Chicago ..........................................800‑933‑2500 BAKLAVA Libanais Sweets ................................................847‑329‑5060 BANKING Ridgestone Bank ...............................................847‑805‑9520 BANNERS & POSTERS Accurate Printing ...............................................708‑824‑0058 BAR & NIGHTCLUB SECURITY Extrity LLC .........................................................773‑501‑3203 BAR SPOTTING/HOSPITALITY SECURITY Petritis Group Inc IL Lic 117001002...................847‑705‑6619 BAR STOOLS Chicago Booth ...................................................773‑378‑8400 Richardson Seating‑Fse. Division .....................312‑829‑4040 Waco Manufacturing ..........................................312‑733‑0054 BAR SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co ..............................................708‑233‑0808

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WE BAKE TO DIFFER.

Call Bob Nasshan to Taste and experience Our Full Line of Traditional and Artisan Breads, Buns, rolls, and Bread Crumbs. 312-733-2020 eXT 1150

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BASSET TRAINER CERTIFICATION CPB Consulting ...............................Page 75 ....877‑884‑0277 BATCH FREEZERS Kool Technologies ...........................Page 29 ....630‑483‑2256 BEER DISTRIBUTORS Louis Glunz Beer ...............................................847‑676‑9500 BENEFITS‑EMPLOYEE BenefitMall .........................................................630‑320‑1417 BEVERAGES Lifestyle Beverages ...........................................630‑941‑7000 BLOODY MARY MIX SuckerPunch Gourmet ......................................312‑560‑2215 BOOTHS Chicago Booth ...................................................773‑378‑8400 Waco Manufacturing ..........................................312‑733‑0054 BOOTHS‑UPHOLSTERERS Chicago Booth ...................................................773‑378‑8400 BREAD & ROLLS Gonnella Baking Co.........................Page 09 ....312‑733‑2020 Biondillo/Today’s Temptations............................773‑921‑8282 IL Mulino di Valenzano Bakery ..........................773‑934‑1625 Zapp’s Dancing Grains ......................................847‑834‑0479 BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS Keyth Security Technologies ...........Page 51 ....847‑433‑0000 BUTTER‑CLARIFIED Danish Maid Butter Co ......................................773‑731‑8787 BUTTER‑PREPORTIONED‑WHIPPED

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Danish Maid Butter Co ......................................773‑731‑8787

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Protect Your Investment In Your restaurant’s aPPearance wIth QualItY maIntenance from the foodservIce IndustrY Pros l

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More than 40 years experience providing professional flooring and interior maintenance without business interruption. n Carpet, upholstery, drapes (on location) and refinished tile, marble and concrete floors. n Hardwood floor specialists, with National Wood Flooring Association-certified crew for dependable installation, repair and refinishing. Serving almost 200 restaurants in the Chicago area, including: n n n n n n

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

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CABLE TV‑SALES & INSTALLATION All Internet Now .................................................312‑335‑9495 Prime Time Sports .............................................847‑637‑3500 CAMERA & VIDEO SYSTEMS Keyth Security Technologies ...........Page 51 ....847‑433‑0000 CARPET, RUG & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Sexton Complete Care .................... Page 11 .... 847‑827‑1188 CASH & CARRY OUTLETS GFS Marketplace.............................Page 41 ....800‑968‑6361 CASH REGISTERS & SUPPLIES Schmaus Cash Register & POS ........................847‑675‑6066 CATERING‑VEHICLES DCI Central ......................................Page 49 ....800‑468‑7478 CEILING CLEANING Chicago Ceiling Care.........................................708‑233‑6900 CHAIRS‑COMMERCIAL Clear Chair Store .............................Page 13 ....773‑253‑4883 Chicago Booth ...................................................773‑378‑8400 John Manson & Associates ...............................773‑278‑8280 Richardson Seating‑Fse. Division .....................312‑829‑4040 Waco Manufacturing ..........................................312‑733‑0054 CHARCOAL Charcoal Supply Company ................................312‑642‑5538 CHEESE‑WHOLESALE Wiscon Corporation ...........................................708‑450‑0074 CHEESECAKES Eli’s Cheesecakes .............................................773‑736‑3417 CHEMICALS Lee’s Chemical Solutions ................Page 39 ....844‑550‑5337 CHICKEN‑PROGRAMS FSI/Foodservice Solutions.................................847‑719‑6088 CHILI Captain Ken’s Foods .........................................800‑510‑3811 CHORIZO Quay Corp .........................................................847‑676‑4233

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n Modern, ergonomic and stylish design! n High quality products with reasonable prices! n Suitable for indoor and outdoor! n Weather resistant! (Durable for all weather conditions) n Easy to stack and store! n Eco-friendly and recyclable! n 15 different colors! n 50 different chair styles! n Most chairs are IN STOCK! n Polycarbonate chairs are scratch free and self-extinguish classification V2! n Made in Europe! n Consistent and reliable customer service!

REFRESH YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS WITH INNOVATIVE AND THE MOST CUTTING EDGE DESIGN FROM THE CLEAR CHAIR STORE!

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Tel: (773) 253-4883 Fax: (773) 948-4935 E-Mail: info@clearchairstore.com www.clearchairstore.com

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CIGARS Pacific Cigar Company ...................................... 630‑972‑1189 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Food Industry News...........................................847‑699‑3300 CLEANING PRODUCTS SuperClean........................................................847‑361‑0289 CO‑PACKERS T F Processors ..................................................847‑709‑2600 COFFEE Farmer Brothers Coffee ...................Page 15 ....312‑437‑1818 COFFEE & TEA Chicago Coffees & Teas ....................................773‑252‑7000 COFFEE HOUSE PRODUCTS Chicago Coffees & Teas ....................................773‑252‑7000 COFFEE ROASTERS Java Mania Coffee Roaster ...............................815‑885‑4661 COFFEE‑GOURMET & SPECIALTY Chicago Coffees & Teas ....................................773‑252‑7000 COFFEE‑WHOLESALE $3.95 Coffee ......................................................847‑671‑9600 Java Mania Coffee Roaster ...............................815‑885‑4661 COLD STORAGE Perishable Distribution Solutions .......................888‑491‑1641 CONCESSION EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Gold Medal Products .......................Page 53 ....800‑767‑5352 CONSULTING & DESIGN A D E Foodservice Equipment........................... 630‑628‑0811 CORNED BEEF‑FRESH Crown Corned Beef ...........................................312‑666‑2535 Vienna Beef .......................................................773‑278‑7800 CORPORATE GIFTS Vienna Beef .......................................................773‑278‑7800 CUSTOM PLASTIC CUPS

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J & C Enterprises...............................................708‑476‑5523

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n Product lines to fit every need from fast casual to fine dining n Many equipment options and marketing support to help you sell more coffee and tea n Equipment programs to suit every need n Highest service levels n National company, locally focused service

quality CoffeeS, teaS & SpiCeS (312) 437-1818

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DAIRY‑PRODUCTS Instantwhip Chicago ..........................................800‑933‑2500 Quay Corp .........................................................847‑676‑4233 DECOR & DESIGN Zap Props ........................................Page 81 ....773‑376‑2278 DELIVERY SERVICE Chicago Messenger Service..............................312‑666‑6800 DELIVERY‑VEHICLES DCI Central ......................................Page 49 ....800‑468‑7478 DESSERTS Algelato Chicago .............................Page 17 ....847‑455‑5355 Eli’s Cheesecakes .............................................773‑736‑3417 Gerhard’s European Desserts ...........................847‑234‑0023 DIRECTV BKS Enterprises ................................................ 847‑352‑1118 Prime Time Sports .............................................847‑637‑3500 DISHWASHER‑LEASING & RENTAL Lee’s Chemical Solutions ................Page 39 ....844‑550‑5337 Cintas Corporation.............................................630‑543‑3666 DISPOSABLES Quill.com............................................................847‑876‑4115 DISTRIBUTOR SALES REPS Jeff Goworowski ................................................ 312‑738‑1111 DUCT CLEANING Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Enviromatic Corp of America ...........Page 85 ....847‑729‑8000

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Olympia Maintenance ......................Page 77 ....708‑344‑0344

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ELECTRICAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..........................847‑381‑0448 ENERGY BROKER (ELECTRIC & GAS) LessThanComEd.com .......................................847‑846‑9823 ERP SOFTWARE‑FOR DISTRIBUTORS TopshelfDS ......................................Page 87 ....770‑883‑7441 ETHNIC FOODS

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Kikkoman Sales USA.......................Page 33 ....630‑954‑1244

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FACILITY MAINTENANCE CLM Midwest .....................................................708‑456‑7777 FAUCETS Faucet Shoppe The ...........................................773‑478‑3890 FILTERS‑EXHAUST SYSTEMS Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Olympia Maintenance ......................Page 77 ....708‑344‑0344 FIRE ALARM REPAIR & TESTING Valley Fire Protection .........................................630‑761‑3168 FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEMS Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Foster & Son Fire Extinguishers ........................708‑233‑9505 Fox Valley Fire ...................................................224‑293‑5372 FIRE‑ALARM SYSTEMS Keyth Security Technologies ...........Page 51 ....847‑433‑0000 FIRE‑EXTINGUISHERS Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Foster & Son Fire Extinguishers ........................708‑233‑9505 Henrichsen Fire & Safety Equip ........................800‑373‑9714 FIRST AID‑EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Affirmed Medical Service ...................................847‑322‑9185

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INNOVATION • TEAMWORK • PERFORMANCE • TECHNOLOGY

AVERUS.com 800.393.8287

TRUE PERFORMANCE

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

Grease Filter Maintenance, Sales

Extinguishers, Suppression, Sprinkler Systems Backflows, Emergency/Exit Lights

AVERUS is a National Provider based in Chicagoland for over 25 years! We’ve grown to be the largest exhaust cleaner in the US and one of the ONLY Comprehensive Fire Prevention Service Providers in the Nation. Call Today to find out what AVERUS can do for you!


FLOOR MAINTENANCE Sexton Complete Care .................... Page 11 .... 847‑827‑1188 FLOORS‑SALES & REPAIRS Customcrete LLC...............................................847‑651‑9699 FOOD BROKERS Lazza Food Service Brokerage .........................847‑322‑8893 FOOD DISTRIBUTORS Devanco Foods ...............................Page 27 ....847‑228‑7070 Kronos Foods ..................................Page 71 ....800‑621‑0099 Anichini Brothers ...............................................312‑644‑8004 Artisan Specialty Foods .....................................708‑762‑5238 Christ Panos Foods ...........................................312‑421‑6100 Kingdom Farms .................................................312‑226‑4456 Market Produce .................................................312‑666‑3106 Tec Foods Inc ....................................................773‑638‑5310 Whitney Produce ...............................................773‑299‑1340 FOOD EQUIPMENT Gold Medal Products .......................Page 53 ....800‑767‑5352 Bob King Auctions .............................................847‑458‑0500 FOOD PRODUCTS GFS Marketplace.............................Page 41 ....800‑968‑6361 Riverside Foods...............................Page 07 .... 800‑678‑4511 Grecian Delight ..................................................847‑364‑1010 Soupbase.com...................................................216‑381‑9916 Tec Foods Inc ....................................................773‑638‑5310 FOOD PRODUCTS‑PREPARED Captain Ken’s Foods .........................................800‑510‑3811 FOOD SAFETY TRAINING Food Industry Training .......................................630‑690‑3818 FOOD‑DISTRIBUTION SOFTWARE TopshelfDS ......................................Page 87 ....770‑883‑7441 FOOD‑PRODUCTION SOFTWARE TopshelfDS ......................................Page 87 ....770‑883‑7441

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We’re driven to deliver the best The right products and services can make the difference between meeting expectations or falling short, and that’s why we’re passionate about precision. We deliver the excellence and reliability you’re looking for, so you can focus on what matters the most: your business and your customers. gfs.com/chicago (800) 968-6361

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FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT Zepole Restaurant Supply .......Inside Front Cover ....630‑783‑1239 Leach Food Equipment Dist ..............................815‑712‑7707 Losurdo Inc ........................................................630‑833‑2828 March Quality Used & New Equip .....................800‑210‑5895 Thunderbird Food Machinery ............................866‑451‑1668 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT‑REPAIR CSI ‑ Coker Service Inc ...................Page 23 ....888‑908‑5600 Bake Tech ..........................................................847‑357‑9303 Cobblestone Ovens ...........................................847‑635‑0172 Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..........................847‑381‑0448 FOODSERVICE‑ LAYOUT & DESIGN A D E Foodservice Equipment........................... 630‑628‑0811 Losurdo Inc ........................................................630‑833‑2828 Sarfatty Associates ............................................847‑920‑1100 FOODSERVICE‑EQUIPMENT PARTS CSI ‑ Coker Service Inc ...................Page 23 ....888‑908‑5600 Cobblestone Ovens ...........................................847‑635‑0172 FOODSERVICE‑SUPPLIES GFS Marketplace.............................Page 41 ....800‑968‑6361 Ramar Supply Co ..............................................708‑233‑0808 FREEZER & REF TRAILER RENTAL/LEASING Black Star Kitchens & CommissariesPage 65 ...847‑350‑9774 FREEZERS‑ALL TYPES Custom Cooler & Freezer ................Page 47 ....630‑879‑3131 FRENCH FRIES Cavendish Farms ..............................................847‑729‑5255 FRYERS FSI/Foodservice Solutions.................................847‑719‑6088 FURNITURE‑COMMERCIAL

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reSTAurANT equIPmeNT rePAIrS

Largest Parts Inventory in the Area

Every Repair is Backed by Our 90 Day Warranty Customized Preventative Maintenance Programs Free Start-Ups and Inspections for New Restaurants Complete Refrigeration Service Equipment Re-Manufacturing Available Family-Owned Since 1984

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(888) 908-5600 www.cokerservice.com

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GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE Hands on Gaskets & Hardware .........................708‑641‑7007 GELATO Algelato Chicago .............................Page 17 ....847‑455‑5355 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy .................Page 25 . 800‑4GE‑LATO GELATO EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Kool Technologies ...........................Page 29 ....630‑483‑2256 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy .................Page 25 . 800‑4GE‑LATO GIARDINERA V Formusa Company.........................................312‑421‑0485 GLYCOL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & REPAIR Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..........................847‑381‑0448 GOURMET‑FOOD PRODUCTS Artisan Specialty Foods .....................................708‑762‑5238 Chicago Importing Company .............................800‑828‑7983 Market Produce .................................................312‑666‑3106 Viola Imports ......................................................847‑690‑0790 GREASE REMOVAL SERVICE Kaluzny Bros Inc..............................Page 35 ....815‑744‑1453 Hopkins Grease Company ................................877‑404‑7327 Mahoney Environmental ....................................800‑892‑9392 GREASE TRAP PUMPING SERVICE Kaluzny Bros Inc..............................Page 35 ....815‑744‑1453 Tierra Environmental .......................Page 73 ....888‑551‑1998 Hopkins Grease Company ................................877‑404‑7327 GREASE TRAPS SERVICE & CONSULTING Mahoney Environmental ....................................800‑892‑9392 GREASE‑EXHAUST CLEANING Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Enviromatic Corp of America ...........Page 85 ....847‑729‑8000 Olympia Maintenance ......................Page 77 ....708‑344‑0344 GREEK FOOD PRODUCTS Kronos Foods ..................................Page 71 ....800‑621‑0099 Olympia Foods ..................................................773‑735‑2250

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serve the

UNEXPECTED gelato & sorbetto made from uncompromised ingredients

Over 600 culinary flavors and custom options HACCP compliant, 50,000-square-foot grade A dairy plant in Fennville, Michigan Made fresh in 4 oz., 6 oz., pint, quart, 172 oz., 2.5 gal. and 5 liter tray pack sizes

A CHICAGOLAND FAVORITE SINCE 1986 Distributed by New Dairy 312.421.1234 1.800.4gelato(443.5286) www.4gelato.com

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GYROS Devanco Foods ...............................Page 27 ....847‑228‑7070 Kronos Foods ..................................Page 71 ....800‑621‑0099

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H/R‑HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES BenefitMall .........................................................630‑320‑1417 HAMBURGER PATTY MANUFACTURER Devanco Foods ...............................Page 27 ....847‑228‑7070 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP Mechanical 24 .................................Page 61 ....847‑987‑9738 Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..........................847‑381‑0448 HOOD & EXHAUST‑CLEANING Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Enviromatic Corp of America ...........Page 85 ....847‑729‑8000 Olympia Maintenance ......................Page 77 ....708‑344‑0344 Automated Cleaning (Foster & Son).................708‑233‑9505 HOOD & EXHAUST‑SYSTEMS Belvin/J&F Sheet Metal Co................................312‑666‑5222 HOOD SYSTEMS‑FIRE Averus..............................................Page 19 ....800‑393‑8287 Henrichsen Fire & Safety Equip ........................800‑373‑9714 HOT DOGS Crawford Sausage .............................................773‑277‑3095 Red Hot Chicago ...............................................800‑249‑5226

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Gyros, Italian Beef, Italian Sausage, hamburgers and more! GYrOS

We offer six different brands including Halal. Each recipe is made with a unique taste, texture and flavor profile.

ITALIAN BeeF Devanco Label, All Natural, and Oven Roasted. All are available cooked and sliced with Gravy or cooked whole with or without Gravy.

FreNCh DIP –COOKeD AND SLICeD n 2/5 lb. with 1 gallon Au-Jus n 4 lbs with 1/2 gallon of Au-Jus

ITALIAN SAuSAGe (POrK) n Rope 10 lb. n Rope 5 lb. n Cut 6” 10 lb. n Pizza Sausage, 5 lb.

mArAThON ChICKeNBurGerS™ n 2-1# 12 pieces per box n 3-1# 18 pieces per box

BurGerS

Devanco Pure Beef, Harlem Meats Pure Beef and Devanco Soy Patties. “All sizes 2-1 – 8-1”

A True Delight In every Bite!

Foodservice, retail and Private Labeling Available Call Bob Geocaris for Samples: (847) 228-7070 x25 www.devancofoods.com

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ICE CREAM Algelato Chicago .............................Page 17 ....847‑455‑5355 Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy .................Page 25 . 800‑4GE‑LATO Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream ...........................608‑221‑8640 Fox Valley Farms ...............................................630‑231‑3005 Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream.............................847‑251‑0477 Instantwhip Chicago ..........................................800‑933‑2500 Nestle Ice Cream Company ..............................800‑531‑2663 ICE CREAM‑EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY Kool Technologies ...........................Page 29 ....630‑483‑2256 ICE MACHINE REPAIR & SANITIZING Major Appliance Service ....................................708‑447‑4100 ICE MACHINES‑SALES‑RENTAL OR LEASING Empire Cooler Service.......................................312‑733‑3900 ICE‑MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..........................847‑381‑0448 ICE‑SCULPTURE AAA Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures ............................708‑366‑3333 INSURANCE Jos Cacciatore & Company .............Page 31 ....312‑259‑8200 Caro Insurance Services ...................................708‑745‑5031 Clermont Specialty Managers ...........................800‑504‑7012 Concklin Insurance Agency ...............................630‑268‑1600 Heil & Kay Insurance Agency ............................847‑259‑1421 ISU Northwest Insurance Services ....................888‑366‑3467 Northern Illinois Insurance .................................815‑226‑9353 Society Insurance ..............................................888‑576‑2438 The Horton Group..............................................312‑917‑8610 INSURANCE SERVICES Clermont Specialty Managers ...........................800‑504‑7012 Farmers Insurance‑Mark Holihan ......................847‑823‑6800 Northern Illinois Insurance .................................815‑226‑9353 INSURANCE‑INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Jos Cacciatore & Company .............Page 31 ....312‑264‑6055

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We are proud to be the exclusive North and Central Illinois and Northwest Indiana distributor for Stoelting, the leader in frozen dessert and beverage equipment. We sell and support all dealers throughout our region. For the name of a dealer near you call today or visit our Stoelting showroom: 714 Bonded Parkway, Streamwood, IL.

FrOzEN DESSErT AND rEFrigErATiON EquipmENT

630-483-2256 kooltechnologies.com

CALL TODAY For The Name Of A Dealer Near You!

n Walk-Ins n Reach-Ins n Prep Tables n Rooftop Units n Display Coolers n Beer Systems n Gelato Machines

Kool Technologies offers expert refrigeration repairs with the “service” difference. contact us today to see how great a refrigeration company can be. We take pride in customer satisfaction and quality workmanship.

n Frozen Beverage Machines n Retail Merchandisers n Yogurt Equipment n Ice Machines n Beer Coolers n Soft Service Equipment n Ice Cream Freezers

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Fletcher Jones Sprinter of Chicago

The Midwest’s Largest Sprinter Retailer! • Over 100 In Stock! • Refrigerated Units Available!

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• Do you have a food safety (HACCP, GMP) plan? • Have you satisfied the requirements of the Bioterrorism Act? • Have your product labels received the necessary approvals? Dining/Drinking Establishments • If you have an outdoor eating area, have you the necessary zoning and permits? • Are you aware of any local restrictions on smoking? • Are you aware of any local rules regarding carrying of firearms? • Have your employees been trained on proper sanitation? • If you serve alcohol, have your employees been trained on alcoholic beverage restrictions? • Are your employees educated on what to do if they feel ill? • For food trucks or carts: Do you have required food unit permits, inspections, parking permits? All Businesses • Have you checked to see if the name for your business that you selected is available? • Have you registered your trade name? • If different than your company name, have you filed for “D/B/A” ? • Have you a Tax ID number? • Have you formed a business entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company? • Do you have insurance?

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• Do you have the necessary licenses and permits? • Have you designed a logo for your business? • If you are preparing advertising (including your web page and though social media), has it been reviewed for accuracy and compliance with any specific food regulations? • If you have partners or investors, have you an agreement that covers everyone’s rights, responsibilities and limitations? • Have you done due diligence on your suppliers and distributors? • Do you have contracts with suppliers and distributors? • Do you have a sales tax registration? • Do you have a fire department permit and exit plan? • Have you secured the proper tax forms for your employees? • Are you paying unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation? • Do you have the proper employee posters in your establishment? • Do you have necessary professional advisors (accountant, attorney, food consultants)? • Will zoning allow you to operate your proposed business? • Is an inspection required before you can occupy your business? • Is a wastewater management permit or other environmental permit necessary for your business?

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Food Industry Business Development Processes:

Planning A restaurant? Think, Act, Research

The idea to open a restaurant originates from a variety of sources: You see a void and want to create a concept to serve this untapped market; a potential site sits vacant and you want to capitalize on this location; You have been thinking about developing a concept, and are ready to start your own restaurant; You enjoy a particular city or part of the country and want to live and develop a restaurant there; You own, manage, or are developing a building and want a restaurant tenant.

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• Idea to develop restaurant • Decision to take action • Review with initial partners/advisors • Set up exploratory meeting • Brainstorm concept • Prepare business outline • Concept • Menu • Market • Competition • Location • Design considerations • Management plan • Capital expenditures budget • Financial projections • Prepare supporting schedules • Determine business structure • Assess in-house talent • Assign responsibilities • Outside talent search • Assemble team • Business plan draft • Research • Planning budget • Funding of planning budget • Business plan draft review • List of unresolved issues • Assign responsibility • Edit business plan draft • Finalize business plan • Financing plan Page 80

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• Legal issues • Investment documents • Funding sources • Presentation package • Establish banking relationship • Equipment lease package • Money management plan • Termination plan • Operation plan outline • Assign responsibilities • Staffing • Customer flow • Service flow • Kitchen procedures • Assign responsibilities • Staffing • Customer flow • Service flow • Support facilities • Special tools/equipment • Operation plan draft • Operational plan finalized • Name selected • Legal use/protection • Sign code review • Logo/graphics • Signage design • Select fabricator • Budget review/update • Signage shop drawings • Signage installation • Preopening plan • Management team • Administrative procedures • Liquor license • Business license • Special licenses/permits • Training • Marketing/advertising • Menu/recipe testing • Vendor/supplier contacts • Credit applications • Contract services • Opening inventories • Printed material Page 82

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• Coordination of owner-provided equipment • Design program outline • Required spaces • Support areas • Space sizes/capacities • Design criteria • Special features • Utility requirements • Finishes, colors, materials • Equipment requirements • Furnishing requirements • Special systems • Design program draft • Design program finalized • Site criteria checklist • Site/location search • Site/location evaluation • Site/location selection • Local requirements • Adaptability of design • Legal use • Licensing • Insurance • Preliminary code review • Upgrade requirements • Site inspection • Existing document review • Utilities • Structural issues • Critical dimensions • Budget review • Lease/purchase contract • Price/terms • Timing • Contingencies • Inclusions/exclusions • Price/terms • Timing • Contingencies • Inclusions/exclusions • Identify/resolve legal issues • Lease/purchase closing • Bid process • Identify applicable codes • Local requirements Page 84

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• Lease requirements • Covenants/restrictions • Assemble design team • Establish procedures • Establish schedule • Assign responsibilities • Review with design team • Budget review/update • Design build option • Value engineering • Design development • Update design program • Update operational plan • Refine design • Architectural specifications • Structural specifications • Mechanics • Plumbing specifications • Electrical specifications • Equipment specifications • Building inspection/code review • Review with designers • Review with owner • Budget review/update • Field verification of dimensions • Preliminary review with code officials • Review with owner for approval • Furnishings/fixtures specs • Special systems specifications • Construction documents: drawings • Construction documents complete • Review updated design/ program • Schedule review/update • Coordinate details • Comprehensive review of documents • Revisions/owner approval • Establish bidding/ budget procedures • Qualify/select bidders • Monitor bid/pricing process • Review bids/pricing • Select contractors • Review contracts • Award contracts • Establish construction schedule Page 86

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• Construction process • Project management • Budget management • Field inspectors • Coordinate changes; design program • Coordinate changes; field conditions • Shop drawing review • Architectural products shop drawings • Plumbing fixtures shop drawings • Electrical fixtures shop drawings • Mechanical systems shop drawings • Equipment shop drawings • Stainless steel fabrication • Furnishings shop drawings • Specialty products/systems shop drawings • Equipment installation • Stainless fabrication installation • Furnishings/fixtures installation • Custom/specialty item installation • Owner provided items installation • Final connection by general contractor • Coordinate owner-provided items with preopening activities • Final inspections • Licenses/certificates • Certificate of occupancy • Sign-offs by landlord/ franchise headquarters • Warranties/manuals/service agency directory • Pre-opening activities complete • Walk-through by project manager and others • Complete contractual/administrative activities

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