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Blue Plate's new headquarters aimed at getting bigger bite of catering

Blue Plate's new headquarters aimed at getting bigger bite of catering

Blue Plate Catering, aiming for a bigger bite of the corporate and special events food business and to diversify into fast food retailing, plans to break ground next month on a headquarters in the Fulton Market neighborhood. The Chicago catering company says the 70,000-square-foot facility will increase its capacity by more than sixfold, allowing it to take larger orders and become more efficient in meal preparation. The company declined to say how much it was spending on the building but noted that it would be financed with proceeds from the sale of its existing headquarters and a loan from Bank of America. "We're limited in the number of orders we can take," Jim Horan,...

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