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Schaum-burger Déja Vú: Will Kuma's Corner Open Near Woodfield Mall?

Kuma's owner offers no comment, but shares enthusiasm over expansion plans including Indianapolis.

Kuma's in Schaumburg?
Kuma's in Schaumburg?
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Schaumburg is many things, but very few would say it's the epitome of Chicago's metal and culinary scenes.

But despite its reputation, a report has emerged alleging that Kuma's Corner, the famous metal-burger haven, has plans to open in Schaumburg over the summer.

Kuma's owner, Mike Cain, declined to confirm the report. However, Cain does say he hopes Kuma's will continue to expand. Kuma's Too opened in 2013 in Lincoln Park, and in the spring they'll open a third in Indianapolis. That location already has its own Facebook page.

"I'm not someone in a hurry to do anything," Cain said. "I want to make sure it's done right and done with class, to make sure it's what we represent with style. If it's done done like that, we'll open more. If it's not we won't open more."

The Daily Herald reported a Schaumburg location would open over the summer at the Woodfield Village Green at 1480 E. Golf Road, a neighboring shopping center near the gargantuan Woodfield Mall. If the neurosis over a Schaumburg-Kuma's location sounds familiar, think back to 2012 when chatter began that Kuma's would open inside the mall.

When the Lincoln Park location opened, several doubted the post-college, Volkswagen-loving denizens of that area would take to Kuma's bringing a plague of guitar-thrashing sounds and carnivorous creations that the restaurant's regulars love. That's not been a problem, Cain said, as Kuma's Too has been slaying it.

"If you put in a quality product, good service and you have quality people working for you, the place does fine," he said. "I have no complaints about it."

Woodfield Village Green

E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (877) 225-5337

Kuma's Corner

2900 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 604-8769 Visit Website