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JOSÉ ANDRÉS OPENS JALEO IN CHICAGO’S RIVER NORTH

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Jaleo opened in July in the thriving River North neighborhood, bringing Chicago the first and most personal restaurant concept from José Andrés, world-renowned chef, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Located at 500 N. Clark Street, Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of modern-day Spain through an impressive assortment of tapas, paellas, sangrias, Spanish wines and sherries, all within a festive, casual atmosphere. “I love being able to share the flavors and spirit of Spain by bringing this special place to new destinations,” says Andrés. “In Spanish, Jaleo means revelry — a lively celebration — and with the bustling excitement of River North, I cannot think of a better neighborhood to be opening in!” The menu is authentically Spanish with local ingredients that are simply prepared, inspired by traditional dishes of the chef’s childhood and elevated through his experiences, talents and creativity. Jaleo boasts a number of new experiences unique to Chicago, including tableside paella presentations and a full tapas bar, helmed by head chef Justin DePhillips, who moved up to Chicago from Jaleo Disney Springs, as well as the opening of Pigtail, the forthcoming speakeasy. Continued on page 13

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Cured meats are the foundation of Lardon, the first restaurant from Meadowlark Hospitality, a newly formed restaurant group from Steve Lewis (at right in photo) and acclaimed chef Chris Thompson (left in photo). The all-day salumeria recently opened, bringing cured meats, artisanal cheeses, sandwiches and coffee to 2200 N. California Ave. in Chicago. Inspired in part by old-world butcher shops, salumerias and cafes across the globe, Lardon specializes in charcuterie and salumi, all made on site. At the heartbeat of the restaurant is their charcuterie cave, a one-ofa-kind curing room. A white subway tile-lined cabinet with a massive picture window sits at the center of the room where guests can view Thompson’s cured meat offerings. Most meats take anywhere from two to three months to cure, while select offerings can take up to a year. Patience and attention to detail are what sets Lardon’s cured meat program in a class by itself in the Chicago food scene. Thompson’s charcuterie program focuses on the utilization of the whole animal, sourcing from local farmers and purveyors throughout the Midwest. In addition to the deli menu, Lardon plans to launch an eight-item dinner menu that complements their passion for cured meats. Chef Thompson’s knowledge and expertise of coastal Mediterranean cooking shines through in dishes like their mussels aux Provencal with house-made Nduja, tomato, garlic and white wine or their crispy veal sweetbreads featuring snap peas, hen of the woods mushrooms, mint and parsley.

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Vienna Beef Inducts Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots Into Hot Dog Hall of Fame

Vienna Beef, the legendary Chicago company synonymous with the city’s iconic hot dogs, Italian neef and other products, announced Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots (1026 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, Ill.) was inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. Bob Schwartz, vice president of Vienna Beef, bestowed the honor on the local vendor that has been providing exceptional customer service and quality food for nearly 20 years. During the induction ceremony attended by Mayor Craig Johnson, Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots was presented with an Elk Grove Village proclamation and with a commemorative Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame plaque, banner, pin and Hall of Fame branded T-shirts at the event. “Congratulations to Andy Arnowitz and the staff, family, friends and customers of Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots on being the newest member of the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame,” said Tim O’Brien, president of Vienna Beef. “We are proud to work with beloved neighborhood restaurants like Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots that prides itself on building longlasting relationships and featuring only the highest quality ingredients in its offerings.” Two decades ago, Andy Arnowitz, the owner of Bubby’s Beefs & Red Hots, went to work on making a lifelong dream of owning and operating a successful neighborhood hot dog stand a reality. Arnowitz has been hard at work perpetuating and enjoying his dream with his supportive wife, Sharon, and two grown daughters, Lizzie and Allison, by his side. One interesting side note is that Andy has taken this “neighborhood mom-and-pop restaurant style” and applied it to a business district. For example, Bubby’s supports local businesses by sponsoring their sports teams. Elk Grove Village is a small community with one of the largest numbers of small businesses in the Chicagoland area. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Arnowitz has been serving up Vienna Beef hot dogs, Polish sausages, and his Bubby’s specialty sandwiches like the meatball and Italian beef sandwich smothered in marinara sauce, and the grilled Vienna Beef salami sandwich. Bubby’s hand-cut fries are also a customer favorite. Arnowitz makes a point of knowing his customers and their families, and together with Arturo and Carlos, his key guys rounding out the team, they get the job done. “It is such an honor and celebration to be 1 standing here today acknowledging our new Hall of Fame status and approaching 20 years in business with Vienna Beef,” said Arnowitz “Thank you to the Vienna team for this recViennaBeef ognition and to our supportive customers for helping make this possible. We are so grateful to our community for helping us thrive and look forward to serving up many more Hot Dogs in the years ahead.” The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize loyal vendors who have become landmarks in their neighborhood through outstanding customer service, community leadership, operational longevity, philanthropic efforts and devotion to quality operations.

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HEALTH INSURANCE Employco USA...........................................Page 07 ..... 630-920-0000 Gallagher ...................................................Page 22 ..... 630-285-3686 National Restaurant Association................................... 312-715-5363 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..................Page 16 ..... 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 .............................................................. 847-987-9738 HELIUM MacCARB ..................................................Page 28 ..... 877-427-2499 HISPANIC FOOD DISTRIBUTION B & B Foodservice .....................................Page 14 ..... 815-834-2621 HISPANIC FOOD PRODUCTS La Criolla ...................................................Page 41 ..... 312-243-8882 HOOD EXHAUST & FAN CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America .....................Page 45 ..... 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ................................................... 708-344-0344 HOOD SYSTEMS-FIRE Henrichsen’s Fire & Safety Equipment ......................... 800-373-9714 HOODS & DUCTS C & R Equipment Company ......................Page 46 ..... 773-523-0315 HOT DOGS Crawford Sausage ........................................................ 773-277-3095 Red Hot Chicago .......................................................... 800-249-5226 Vienna Beef .................................................................. 773-278-7800 HUMMUS & SPREADS Grecian Delight Foods .................................................. 847-364-1010 HVAC REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Giant Refrigeration ....................................Page 19 ..... 773-539-9629 Restaurant Handyman.................................................. 847-232-4474 ICE CREAM Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream ...................Page 31 ..... 608-221-8640 Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream.....................Page 43 ..... 847-251-0477 Instantwhip Chicago ..................................Page 42 ..... 773-235-5588 Algelato Chicago .......................................................... 847-455-5355 Fox Valley Farms .......................................................... 630-231-3005 ICE CREAM EQUIPMENT REPAIR & SUPPLY Kool Technologies .....................................Page 06 ..... 630-483-2256 ICE CREAM-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY Kool Technologies .....................................Page 06 ..... 630-483-2256 ICE CREAM-YOGURT Instantwhip Chicago ..................................Page 42 ..... 773-235-5588 ICE MACHINE REPAIR & SANITIZING Major Appliance Service ............................................... 708-447-4100 ICE MACHINES-SALES-RENTAL OR LEASING Empire Cooler Service...............................Page 17 ..... 312-733-3900 Ice Solutions 24 .........................................Page 13 ..... 847-987-9738 ICE-MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..................Page 16 ..... 847-381-0448 INSURANCE Cacciatore Insurance.................................Page 02 ..... 312-264-6055 WM Schwartz Insurance............................Page 10 ..... 847-525-2846 Caro Insurance Services .............................................. 708-745-5031 Concklin Insurance Agency .......................................... 630-268-1600 ISU Northwest Insurance Services ............................... 847-310-0400 Society Insurance ......................................................... 888-576-2438 INSURANCE SERVICES Cacciatore Insurance.................................Page 02 ..... 312-264-6055 Gallagher ...................................................Page 22 ..... 630-285-3686 INSURANCE-INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Cacciatore Insurance.................................Page 02 ..... 312-264-6055 INTERIOR DESIGNERS Sarfatty Associates ....................................................... 847-920-1100 INTERNET ADVERTISING Food Industry News...................................................... 847-699-3300 ITALIAN BEEF Devanco Foods .........................................Page 20 ..... 847-228-7070 Serrelli’s Foods ..........................................Page 46 ....877-385-BEEF Grecian Delight Foods .................................................. 847-364-1010 Red Hot Chicago .......................................................... 800-249-5226 ITALIAN FOOD SPECIALTIES E Formella & Sons.....................................Page 32 ..... 630-873-3208 sept 2021 33-40 classifieds.indd 35 ITALIAN SAUSAGE

JAPANESE-FOOD PRODUCTS Kikkoman Sales USA.................................................... 630-954-1244 JUICER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Up ‘N Adam Service and Supply Inc..........Page 42 ..... 877-876-2326 JUICERS-FRUIT & VEGETABLES Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 KID’S MEAL TOYS Wikkistix........................................................................ 602-870-9937 KITCHEN EQUIPMENT A D E Foodservice Equipment...................................... 630-628-0811 KITCHEN FLOOR NON-SLIP TREATMENTS Step Advantage .........................................Page 12 ..... 312-801-4123 KITCHEN-EXHAUST SYSTEMS/CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America .....................Page 45 ..... 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ................................................... 708-344-0344 KOSHER-FOOD PRODUCTS North Shore Baking Corp ............................................. 773-655-3485 LAW FIRMS Laner Muchin ................................................................ 312-467-9800 LINEN SUPPLY & RENTAL SERVICE Cosmopolitan Textile .................................................... 773-254-6100 LIQUOR-WHOLESALE Peerless Liquors ........................................................... 773-378-3908 LOGISTICS COMPANIES Perishable Distribution Solutions ...............Page 10 ..... 888-491-1641 MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES Redco Foodservice Equipment .................Page 18 ..... 800-722-5460 MAYONNAISE Columbus Vegetable Oils ..........................Page 11 ..... 773-265-6500 MEAT PROCESSING EQUIP SALES & SERVICE Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 MEAT-WHOLESALE Devanco Foods .........................................Page 20 ..... 847-228-7070 Fox De Luxe Foods ...................................Page 24 ..... 847-520-8300 New S B L Inc ............................................Page 26 ..... 773-376-8280 Park Packing Company .............................Page 42 ..... 773-254-0100 Pioneer Wholesale Meat Inc......................Page 16 ..... 312-243-6180 Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets ................................... 630-514-1338 Anichini Brothers .......................................................... 312-644-8004 Chef’s Quality Meats .................................................... 708-333-0880 International Meat Company ........................................ 773-622-1400 MEATS -WHOLE PIGS-GOATS-LAMB Park Packing Company .............................Page 42 ..... 773-254-0100 MEDITERRANEAN FOODS Grecian Delight Foods .................................................. 847-364-1010 Olympia Food Industries............................................... 847-349-9358 MENU PRINTERS Hallagan Business Machines ....................................... 773-637-0626 MENUS-CUSTOM PRINTED Accurate Printing .......................................................... 708-824-0058 MEXICAN FOOD PRODUCTS B & B Foodservice .....................................Page 14 ..... 815-834-2621 MILK Instantwhip Chicago ..................................Page 42 ..... 773-235-5588 MINI PASTRIES Ideal Bakery.................................................................. 773-631-6897 MUSHROOMS-LOCALLY GROWN Windy City Mushroom ...............................Page 44 ..... 443-271-9387 NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETING LED Billboard Trucks .................................................... 312-924-7979 NETWORKING - COMPUTERS KCS Computer Technology .......................Page 08 ..... 847-288-9820 NITROGEN MacCARB ..................................................Page 28 ..... 877-427-2499 OFFICE EQUIPMENT Hallagan Business Machines ....................................... 773-637-0626 OILS & FATS-COOKING Columbus Vegetable Oils ..........................Page 11 ..... 773-265-6500 OILS & SHORTENING Columbus Vegetable Oils ..........................Page 11 ..... 773-265-6500 OILS & VINEGAR Pastorelli Foods .........................................Page 47 ..800-SOS-AUCY

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ORGANIC FOODS Pastorelli Foods .........................................Page 47 ..800-SOS-AUCY OVEN REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..................Page 16 ..... 847-381-0448 OVENS-SALES & SERVICE Cobblestone Ovens ...................................................... 847-635-0172 PACKAGING MATERIALS Barringon Packaging Services ..................................... 888-814-7999 PACKAGING SYSTEMS Barrington Packaging Services .................................... 888-814-7999 PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICES Restaurant Handyman.................................................. 847-232-4474 PALLETS- BUY & SELL Amex Recycling Inc ...................................Page 12 ..... 815-823-7958 PANCAKE-BATTER & MIX Tec Foods Inc ............................................Page 43 ..... 773-638-5310 PAPER-PRODUCTS Ramar Supply Co ......................................Page 28 ..... 708-233-0808 Alfa Restaurant Supply ................................................. 773-588-6688 PARTY-FAVORS & SUPPLIES Ramar Supply Co ......................................Page 28 ..... 708-233-0808 PASTA-FRESH AND FROZEN Cugini Distribution .....................................Page 27 ..... 708-695-9471 Pastafresh Home Made Pasta...................Page 31 ..... 773-745-5888 PASTRIES Chicago Sweet Connection .......................................... 773-283-4430 PASTRY CONSULTING Sweet Bee .................................................................... 847-828-4812 PATIO ENCLOSURES Thatcher Oaks Awnings.............................Page 25 ..... 630-833-5700 Davinci Patio Systems .................................................. 630-715-8575 PATIO HEATERS TNG Industries ..........................................Page 44 ..... 708-449-1100 Davinci Patio Systems .................................................. 630-715-8575 PATTY MACHINES/FOOD FORMERS Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 PAYROLL SERVICES Employco USA...........................................Page 07 ..... 630-920-0000 PEST CONTROL Rose Pest Solutions ..................................Page 46 .. 800-GOT-PEST PEST CONTROL/PEST ELIMINATION Mc Cloud Services........................................................ 800-332-7805 PICKLES & RELISH Vienna Beef .................................................................. 773-278-7800 PITA BREAD Grecian Delight Foods .................................................. 847-364-1010 Olympia Food Industries............................................... 847-349-9358 PIZZA SAUCE Neil Jones Food Company ........................................... 800-543-4356 PIZZA SAUSAGE Anichini Brothers .......................................................... 312-644-8004 PIZZA SUPPLY DISTRIBUTORS Anichini Brothers .......................................................... 312-644-8004 PLUMBING SUPPLIES Faucet Shoppe The ...................................................... 773-478-3890 POINT OF SALE SUPPLIES Alpha POS Services Inc ............................................... 630-690-9232 POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS Digital Market POS ....................................Page 03 ..... 312-300-4048 Alpha POS Services Inc ............................................... 630-690-9232 Retail Control Solutions ................................................ 630-521-9900 PORK PRODUCTS Steinbach Provision ...................................Page 30 ..... 773-538-1511 Peer Foods ................................................................... 773-927-1440 POS SYSTEMS Digital Market POS ....................................Page 03 ..... 312-300-4048 Alpha POS Systems Inc ............................................... 630-690-9232 CardConnect ................................................................ 224-325-4466 Retail Control Solutions ................................................ 630-521-9900 POS SYSTEMS-CLOUD BASED Alpha POS Services Inc ............................................... 630-690-9232 8/10/21 8:49 AM Retail Control Solutions ................................................ 630-521-9900

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Page 36 36 Page POULTRY-FRESH New S B L Inc ............................................Page 26 ..... 773-376-8280 PRESSURE WASHING Olympia Maintenance ................................................... 708-344-0344 PRINTING-CUSTOM ITEMS Accurate Printing .......................................................... 708-824-0058 PRIVATE LABEL FOOD MANUFACTURERS E Formella & Sons.....................................Page 32 ..... 630-873-3208 PRODUCE-WHOLESALE Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets ................................... 630-514-1338 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Sweet Bee .................................................................... 847-828-4812 PROMOTIONAL MARKETING LED Billboard Trucks .................................................... 312-924-7979 PROPERTY - TAX - REAL ESTATE LAW Reveliotis Law PC .....................................Page 18 ..... 312-230-0160 PUBLISHING Food Industry News...................................................... 847-699-3300 RE-UPHOLSTERY Chicago Booth ...........................................Page 31 ..... 773-378-8400 REAL ESTATE LAW Reveliotis Law PC .....................................Page 18 ..... 312-230-0160 REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT REPAIR CSI - Coker Service Inc .............................Page 40 ..... 888-908-5600 Kool Technologies .....................................Page 06 ..... 630-483-2256 Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..................Page 16 ..... 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 .............................................................. 847-987-9738 REFRIGERATION SERVICE & REPAIR Giant Refrigeration ....................................Page 19 ..... 773-539-9629 REFRIGERATION-EQUIP/COMMERCIAL Custom Cooler & Freezer ..........................Page 04 ..... 630-879-3131 RESTAURANT CONSULTANTS Stanovich Hospitality .................................................... 708-359-1911 RESTAURANT EQUIP PARTS WAREHOUSE CSI - Coker Service Inc .............................Page 40 ..... 888-908-5600 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Wood Food Systems .................................Page 27 ..... 847-949-9663 FSI/Foodservice Solutions............................................ 847-719-6088 Losurdo Inc ................................................................... 630-833-4650 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Custom Cooler & Freezer ..........................Page 04 ..... 630-879-3131 Federal Supply Co .....................................Page 25 ..... 847-623-1310 Ramar Supply Co ......................................Page 28 ..... 708-233-0808 Alfa Restaurant Supply ................................................. 773-588-6688 Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 Schultz Supply .............................................................. 708-652-2020 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REPAIR Up ‘N Adam Service and Supply Inc..........Page 42 ..... 877-876-2326 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REPAIR SERVICE CSI - Coker Service Inc .............................Page 40 ..... 888-908-5600 Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..................Page 16 ..... 847-381-0448 Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 Cobblestone Ovens ...................................................... 847-635-0172 Major Appliance Service ............................................... 708-447-4100 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT-NEW & USED March Quality Used & New Equip .............Page 31 ..... 800-210-5895 RESTAURANT REAL ESTATE SALES John Moauro/Realty Executives ................................... 708-361-1150 Nick Dibrizzi/Coldwell Banker ....................................... 708-562-9328 Pontarelli & Company ................................................... 847-778-3571 RESTAURANT-DESIGNERS Losurdo Inc ................................................................... 630-833-4650 Sarfatty Associates ....................................................... 847-920-1100 RETAIL FOOD PRODUCTS Motembo Foods............................................................ 800-692-4814 ROOF TOP GREASE CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS Enviromatic Corp of America .....................Page 45 ..... 800-325-8476 ROOFS-SALES-REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Care Sheet Metal & Roofing ......................Page 09 ..... 708-387-9784 SAFETY TREATMENT FOR FLOORS Step Advantage .........................................Page 12 ..... 312-801-4123 SALAD-DRESSINGS Ken’s Foods...............................................Page 48 ..... 800-633-5800 SALAD-DRESSINGS & OILS Columbus Vegetable Oils ..........................Page 11 ..... 773-265-6500 Tec Foods Inc ............................................Page 43 ..... 773-638-5310

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foodindustrynews.com foodindustrynews.com SATELLITE TV SYSTEMS All Sports Direct ............................................................ 630-918-3000 SAUSAGE Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets ................................... 630-514-1338 Anichini Brothers .......................................................... 312-644-8004 Crawford Sausage ........................................................ 773-277-3095 Red Hot Chicago .......................................................... 800-249-5226 Vienna Beef .................................................................. 773-278-7800 SCALES Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 SCALES-SALES & REPAIR Accurate Scale Company ..........................Page 40 ..... 773-847-1820 Advanced Weighing Systems ....................Page 31 ..... 630-916-6179 SEAFOOD Fisherman’s Pride ......................................Page 29 ..... 800-543-2110 SEASONINGS & SEASONING BLENDS Famar Flavors .............................................................. 708-926-2951 SEATING Waco Manufacturing ..................................................... 312-733-0054 SEATING REPAIRS Express Seating ........................................Page 20 ..... 630-985-7797 SELF-SERVICE ORDERING KIOSKS Alpha POS Services Inc ............................................... 630-690-9232 SEWER(MAINT)-RODDING & JETTING Tierra Environmental .................................Page 41 ..... 888-551-1998 SHAKE MIX Fox Valley Farms .......................................................... 630-231-3005 SHEET METAL Progressive Dynamics ...............................Page 30 ..... 630-289-3421 SHEET METAL FABRICATION C & R Equipment Company ......................Page 46 ..... 773-523-0315 SHIPPING-REFRIGERATED & FROZEN Perishable Distribution Solutions ...............Page 10 ..... 888-491-1641 SHORTENING Columbus Vegetable Oils ..........................Page 11 ..... 773-265-6500 SIGNAGE-INDOOR & OUTDOOR American Graphics & Sign ........................Page 09 ..... 888-774-6270 Mario Sign Designs ...................................Page 02 ..... 773-818-7446 SLICERS-SALES & SERVICE Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151 SLOT MACHINES Arktyk Gaming .............................................................. 630-728-0312 Illinois Gaming Systems ............................................... 312-544-9856 SMOKERS Wood Food Systems .................................Page 27 ..... 847-949-9663 SMOKERS-COMMERCIAL Game Changer Smokers .............................................. 574-353-7855 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Create Inc Chicago ....................................Page 40 ..... 773-664-4024 Dominion Designs .....................................Page 16 ..... 312-535-3487 SOFT DRINKS PepsiCo Foodservice ................................................... 773-893-2319 SOFT SERVE-ICE CREAM/EQUIP & SUPPLIES Kool Technologies .....................................Page 06 ..... 630-483-2256 SOFT SERVICE MIX Fox Valley Farms .......................................................... 630-231-3005 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KCS Computer Technology .......................Page 08 ..... 847-288-9820 SOUPS Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ................................ 773-278-7800 Vienna Beef .................................................................. 773-278-7800 SPECIALTY FOODS DISTRIBUTOR Artisan Specialty Foods ................................................ 708-762-5238 SPICE BLENDS Famar Flavors .............................................................. 708-926-2951 SPICES La Criolla ...................................................Page 41 ..... 312-243-8882 STAFFING-SERVICES All About Personnel ...................................Page 14 ..... 630-336-6238 Atlas Employment Services .......................Page 08 ..... 847-671-1557 STEAM CLEANING Olympia Maintenance ................................................... 708-344-0344 SUPERMARKET EQUIPMENT REPAIR Up ‘N Adam Service and Supply Inc..........Page 42 ..... 877-876-2326 SUPERMARKET- EQUIPMENT/ NEW & USED Berkel Midwest ............................................................. 800-921-9151

Food Industry News®News® September Food Industry Sept 2021 2021 SWEET GOODS North Shore Baking Corp ............................................. 773-655-3485 TABLES-ALL TYPES Chicago Booth ...........................................Page 31 ..... 773-378-8400 RestaurantWoodTables.com ........................................ 773-599-6200 Waco Manufacturing ..................................................... 312-733-0054 TAMALES Supreme Frozen Products............................................ 773-622-3777 TAX APPEALS (PROPERTY) Reveliotis Law PC .....................................Page 18 ..... 312-230-0160 TEMPORARY STAFFING All About Personnell ..................................Page 14 ..... 630-336-6238 Atlas Employment Services .......................Page 08 ..... 847-671-1557 THEATERS AND VENUES Onesti Entertainment Corporation ................................ 630-962-7000 TOMATO PRODUCTS Pastorelli Foods .........................................Page 47 ..800-SOS-AUCY Neil Jones Food Company .......................................... 800-543-4356 TRADE PUBLICATIONS Food Industry News...................................................... 847-699-3300 TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS Midwest Food Expo WRA............................................ 608-216-2817 TRUCK BODIES-SALES & REPAIR Paramount Truck Body ..............................Page 21 ..... 312-666-6441 TRUCK GRAPHICS American Graphics & Sign ........................Page 09 ..... 888-774-6270 TRUCK-SALES NEW & USED D & S Truck Center....................................................... 708-352-5551 TRUCKS Freeway Ford ............................................Page 05 ..... 708-442-9000 UPCOMING EVENTS Wisconsin Restaurant Association ............................... 800-589-3211 VEGETABLES-FIRE ROASTED Neil Jones Food Company ........................................... 800-543-4356 VEHICLE WRAPS Paramount Truck Body ..............................Page 21 ..... 312-666-6441 VENTILATING-SYTEMS CLEANING Enviromatic Corp of America .....................Page 45 ..... 800-325-8476 Olympia Maintenance ................................................... 708-344-0344 VIDEO GAMING Arktyk Gaming .............................................................. 630-728-0312 VIDEO GAMING TERMINALS Illinois Gaming Systems ............................................... 312-544-9856 VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEMS Videonet ....................................................................... 847-366-5415 WALK-IN COOLER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical ..................Page 16 ..... 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 .............................................................. 847-987-9738 WALK-IN COOLERS AND FREEZERS Custom Cooler & Freezer ..........................Page 04 ..... 630-879-3131 WEBSITE DESIGN Americaneagle.com ...................................Page 33 ..... 847-699-0300 WEDDING CAKES Ideal Bakery.................................................................. 773-631-6897 WELDING & FABRICATING KOP Ind. Welding & Fabrication ................Page 32 ..... 630-930-9516 WHIPPED CREAM Instantwhip Chicago ..................................Page 42 ..... 773-235-5588 WIND SCREENS Thatcher Oaks Awnings.............................Page 25 ..... 630-833-5700 WOOD FLOOR CARE Sexton Group Floor Care ..........................Page 06 ..... 847-827-1188 WORKERS COMP INSURANCE Employco USA...........................................Page 07 ..... 620-920-0000 YOGURT & SOFT SERVE EQUIPMENT Kool Technologies .....................................Page 06 ..... 630-483-2256

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Size (+/-) Agent

Georg Simos

Clarendon Hills, 1 Walker Ave. Lease Recently remodeled two level restaurant with large kitchen and additional prep space for potential expansion. Bi-folding windows open to additional outdoor dining. The restaurant is situated in the quaint village triangle just steps from the Metra Station.

Size (+/-)

8,000 SF

2,500 SF

Lease Rate $38.40/SF Net

Lease Rate Negotiable Price

$199,000 (Asset)

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Georg Simos

Racine - Wisconsin, 3012 Rapids Dr. Lease Recently divided to include a restaurant, formerly known as Round the Clock. Property consists of a total of 3.373 acres of land, including 151 parking spaces with over 121’ of frontage on Rapids Dr., 48.95’ on Golf Ave. and 396’ on Romayne Ave.

Size (+/-)

5,000–36,000 SF

Agent

Dustin Drankiewicz

Lincoln Square - Chicago, 4600 N. Lincoln Ave. Business Sale (Fork) Historically high grossing restaurant with large outdoor dining cafe. Located on a busy corner with high visibility street presence. Includes a large basement with ample space for storage and a prep kitchen.

Size (+/-)

3,530 SF

Gold Coast - Chicago, 188 E. Walton Pl. Lease Former restaurant space with rich warm accents was built in 2019. Located next to the iconic Drake Hotel on a luxury residential corridor, steps from The Mag Mile. French doors open to a potential sidewalk cafe for additional al fresco dining.

Lease Rate $8/SF NNN

Lease Rate $38.30/SF NNN Price

$180,000 (Business)

Agent

Georg Simos

Size (+/-)

5,000 SF

Lease Rate Negotiable Agent

Brian Laskov

Lincoln Park Chicago

2624 N Lincoln Ave., Former The Barrelhouse Flat - (Asset/License Sale) Size (+/-): 4,560 SF • Lease: $40/SF NNN • Price: $199,000 • Agent: Georg S.

Wicker Park - Chicago

2257 W. North Ave., Bucktown Asian Gourmet - (Asset Sale) Size (+/-): 1,650 SF • Lease: $27.87/SF NNN • Price: $150,000 • Agent: Maria M.

Hoffman Estates

2360 Lakewood Blvd., Jerseys Pizza & Grill - (Real Estate Sale) Size (+/-): 1.35 Acres (Lot), 6,500 SF (Bldg.) • Price: $1,575,000 • Agent: Chad S.

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401 E. Dundee Rd. - (Lease) Size (+/-): 4,195-5,615 SF • Lease: $11.91/SF NNN • Agent: Bob B.

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3433 W. Fullerton St. - (Lease) Size (+/-): 1,650 SF • Lease: $25.45/SF NNN • Agent: Brian L. For a complete list of hospitality offerings, visit us online at kudangroup.com

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■ Steak/Seafood FineDiningw/Property HugeCashFlow $4,100,000 ■ 2 Breakfast Restaurants SouthSuburbs w/property

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NEW: FOR LEASE-VANILLA BOX-CLASS “A” NEW RETAIL CENTER IN HOT DUPAGE COUNTY 2,370 SF/640 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove. High traffic counts on Ogden Avenue40,373 vehicles per day. Outstanding frontage. Existing tenants-CD One Price Cleaners, Simply Beautiful Spa, Perspire Sauna Studios, etc. SOUTHEAST SUBURBS-159th & HALSTED STREET Free standing 2,210 SF building with drive thru window on 13,225 SF corner lot. Seats 40, parks 30. For Sale $499,000. For Lease $4,000 NNN per month

CORNER FREESTANDING RESTAURANT WITH DRIVE-THRU WINDOW NORTHWEST SUBURBS-O’HARE AIRPORT AREA 2,994 SF building, Turn-Key, fully equipped, two kitchens, seats 100 41,744 SF Lot, Parks 50. For Sale $499,500.

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11226 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL. Turn-key, brand new restaurant. Free standing 4,000 SF On 24,700 SF lot. Presently operates as a Pizza Restaurant—please, when visiting, do not bother the staff. For Lease: $14 per SF NNN / For Sale: $499,500 PIZZERIA-PUB-PICK UP-DELIVERY-DINE IN-SIT DOWN BAR-VIDEO GAMING WITH OUTDOOR PATIO/REAL $$$ MAKER/$8,000 A MONTH IN VIDEO GAMING/FREE STANDING, HARD CORNER OR CICERO & 147TH STREET IN MIDLOTHIAN Free standing 5,000 SF bldg. on 27,787 SF lot, seats 300, total (indoor and outdoor), parks 57+/- cars. $15,000 a week in gross sales plus $8,000.00 a month in video gaming. Separate carryout delivery section, large sit down bar inside and outside. Real Heavy traffic flow 43,000 cars on 147th Street and 45,000 cars per day on Cicero Avenue. Asking price $899,000 for Real Estate and Business.

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Food Hall Opens in St. Louis City Foundry STL’s long-awaited food hall in midtown was set to open in mid-August. The Food Hall at City Foundry STL will feature an initial 11 “kitchens,” including Kalbi Taco Shack, Turmeric Street Style, Patty’s Cheesecakes, Buenos Aires Cafe, Press Waffle Co., Hello Poke, ice cream shop Poptimism STL and breakfast joint Good Day. Two new concepts, Sub Division Sandwich Co. and Chez Ali, also are slated to join the lineup. James Beard Award winner Gerard Craft’s Niche Food Group will develop the central bar concept, the Kitchen Bar, officials said Monday. Craft also serves as the culinary director and consultant for the food hall. Ultimately the venue will feature 20 kitchens. The Food Hall plans to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, City Foundry officials said. -Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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