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Restaurant and Catering Industry

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  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
  • Diversity reigns supreme at Kingfish

    When your 11-year-old restaurant continues to garner accolades, including favorite place for seafood in Lehigh Valley Style's Decadent Dish Awards (2013), you know you're doing something right. This is the case for the Beck family, who has operated...
  • Des Plaines burger joint expanding

    Des Plaines burger joint expanding
    In December 2012, Chicago-born brothers Ricardo Talavera and Alfredo Esparza took a big risk and opened American Wildburger, a fast-casual restaurant that advertises itself as a gourmet and health-conscious dining experience. Now, they're ready to...
  • Loree Rodkin's rock-to-riches tale

    Loree Rodkin's rock-to-riches tale
    Jewelry designer Loree Rodkin has just picked a cookie off a plate in the cafe at Ikram, the high-end women's clothing boutique in Chicago, when she sees a smiling face approaching. It's Sting's manager, Kathy Schenker, who's in town with him for his...
  • Trader Joe's open: Now what?

    Trader Joe's open: Now what?
    When Trader Joe's officially debuted in Winter Park last week, it marked another national chain to open for business in Central Florida.  For years, residents here have been clamoring for the Two-Buck Chuck wine, the cookie butter and thousands of other...
  • New grocery store opens with restaurant and deli kiosk

    New grocery store opens with restaurant and deli kiosk
    Update: Angelo Caputo's Fresh Markets opened for business in Downers Grove Friday, welcoming customers starting at 7 a.m., store officials said. The opening, which was expected earlier this month, was delayed to make sure the staff was fully trained,...
  • Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans

    Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans
    David Gubala, a Chicago Soccer sporting goods chain regional manager, was anxious Thursday — not so much about the match between the United States and Germany. Instead, he was worried that Ghana would beat Portugal and knock the U.S. out of...
  • President Obama mingles in Minnesota for 'day in the life' visit

    President Obama, saying he was feeling "super loose," tried to connect with ordinary people Thursday, the latest attempt by the former community organizer to get out of the White House and back on the streets. The president went out for burgers with a...
  • California Legislature repeals glove law for food handlers

    California Legislature repeals glove law for food handlers
    California lawmakers have pulled an about-face on a controversial change to the state's health code that bans restaurant workers from touching food with their bare hands and requires chefs and bartenders to wear gloves. The Senate voted 32 to 0 Thursday...
  • Restaurateur: Exceed expectations

    Restaurateur: Exceed expectations
    Who: Danielle Williams transitioned from director of operations to owner of Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach about 5 months ago. Why: In many ways it was a seamless shift, as I was already making key decisions about the business. I like the moving parts of...