Category Archives: Restaurants

Golden Nugget

Drunk At 3AM? Here Are 5 Chicago Restaurants That NEVER Close

1. Mr. Greek Gyros – 234 S Halsted St Many a Chicagoan have ended up here on a late night and wondered how they made it in and out of Greektown—but remember this—that gyro was probably delicious. Perhaps give it a go during daylight hours too. 2. Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp – 2120 S Canal St Fried fish

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This Chicago Restaurant’s Inspiration by Salvador Dalí Paintings Will BLOW YOUR MIND

Vice’s Tori Telfer recently reported on a five-course meal at Chicago’s Ruxbin. The catch? Each course of the $125-per-plate dinner was inspired by of Salvador Dali’s infamous 1973 cookbook, Les Diners de Gala. See the results for yourself: Beet rose, black sesame dirt, foie gras torchon, brioche, winter lettuce, aerated persimmon, hazelnut, feta, endive. Inspired

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Bubble Bursts For Independent Restaurants

Lisa Jennings | For months, industry watchers have been warning about a restaurant bubble about to burst. It’s a recurring theme that arises whenever a restaurant closes or a chain files bankruptcy. Bubble believers say there are just too many restaurants and not enough people eating out. “The market is saturated,” said Bonnie Riggs,

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Challenging Year Spurs Technology Investments

Jonathan Maze | Jan 12, 2017 | It’s safe to say that 2016 was a challenging year for the restaurant industry. Take it from the restaurant executives who presented to investors at the ICR Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week: “2016 was challenging,” Papa Murphy’s CFO Mark Hutchens said. “2016 was the most challenging

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Empty Restaurant

NPD: Restaurant Traffic Won’t Improve In 2017

Jonathan Maze | Jan 03, 2017 | A restaurant industry that struggled with weak sales and traffic in 2016 shouldn’t expect much improvement in 2017, according to The NPD Group. Chicago-based NPD expects restaurant industry traffic to remain stalled in 2017, the market research firm said Tuesday. Traffic will also continue its long-term shift

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Restaurant Industry Bubble

There’s A Massive Restaurant Industry Bubble, And It’s About To Burst

By: Kevin Alexander | December 30, 2016 | AS SOON AS HE WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR, Matt Semmelhack knew it was over. He’d been away from his San Francisco restaurant AQ for less than a week, but when he got back, it just felt different. It went beyond the usual concerns of the modern restaurateur.

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Cheesie's Chicago

Chicago’s 13 Best Budget-Friendly Restaurants

1. Tank Noodle “Tank Noodle has a huge menu, but the main reason to come here is for the pho. Nothing compares to a steaming bowl of this stuff on a blustery winter (or spring) day. If soup isn’t your thing, they also have a million types of Vietnamese noodles and super cheap sandwiches.” 2.

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Supersize me

‘Super Size Me’ Filmmaker To Open Quick-Service Restaurant

By: Julie Jargon and Annie Gasparro | November 9, 2016 | In the 2004 film “Super Size Me,” director Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days to demonstrate the negative effect on his health. Now the Academy Award nominee hopes to show the quick-service segment how to do better. This month,

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Donald and Melania Trump

Trump Victory Leaves Questions For Business

By: Joe Kefauver | November 9, 2016 | A big chunk of American citizens and corporate leaders are going to wake up this morning, tomorrow and the next day with more questions than answers on the heels of Trump’s shocking win. Nowhere are there more questions about the future than on Wall Street. The simple

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Michelin Names Top Chicago Restaurants…For Value

By: Peter Frost | Oct 26, 2016 | For the third consecutive year, Michelin trimmed its list of Chicago restaurants honored with Bib Gourmand designations, to 52 in its 2017 guide. The seventh annual Bib Gourmands, released a week in advance of the guide, are awarded to restaurants that deliver quality food for an affordable

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