Another burger chain has its sights set on the city. This time it's Meatheads, a fast-casual spot that first opened in Bloomington, Ill., in 2007 and currently has seven locations in Chicagoland. This year, Meatheads, which was founded by Potbelly-veteran Tom Jednorowicz, will open four more spots with its first one in the city in Roscoe Village.
The Chicago location will open in Riverview Plaza (3322 N. Western) mid-September and will have 90 seats with a focus on fresh and never frozen made-to-order burgers and sandwiches. Meatheads' menu features 100 percent Angus beef burgers that can be customized or done as a patty melt, New York reuben, Texas ranch, Hawaiian style and more.
In addition to the burgers, Meatheads will offer chicken sandwiches, various styles of hot dogs (New England style, chili cheese dog), grilled cheese, french fries made from Idaho russet potatoes and cooked in canola oil, real milkshakes and more. With the opening of the new locations Meatheads plans to add an additional 100 jobs on top of the already 250 people who work for the company.
· Meatheads Burgers [website]