Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery will join the growing number of interloping burger shops invading Chicago when it opens at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow in the Loop. Mendelsohn, a former Top Chef contestant, began Good Stuff in Washington D.C. and is intending to take the burgeoning (currently at 5 locations) chain national in time.
When customers enter Good Stuff Eatery, they will be greeted by a giant cowbell along with an even bigger portrait of Mendelsohn before being herded into line. From there they can order from the 13 available burger choices (priced between $6.50 and $8.50). The selections include Mendelsohn's Hamburger Hop-winning Prez Obama Burger (applewood bacon, onion marmalade, Roquefort cheese and horseradish mayo sauce).
Additionally, any burger can be turned into a chicken sandwich and they also feature 4 different wedge salads, as well as onion petals, chili and fries. There's a dip bar for those fries, featuring mayo "spiked" with Sriracha, chipotle and more flavors.
This is just the first Good Stuff Eatery Mendelsohn and franchisees Brian Dralle and Glenn Steinberg have planned for Chicago. There's already a location targeted to launch late summer in Lincoln Park. It's also possible that Mendelsohn's We, the Pizza may land in Chicago at some point.
Look over the space in the slideshow and get ready to sample the burgers, fries and shakes at Chicago's newest imported burger shop. And if you're the type that loves freebies, the location will reward the first 50 customers in line with a gratis mini milk shake every month for a year when they open tomorrow morning.