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The Meatloaf Bakery Shuttering After 7 Years of Breaking The Mold

They'll focus on online orders.

The Meatloaf Bakery
The Meatloaf Bakery
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One of Chicago's more unusual restaurants is closing up shop this weekend, as The Meatloaf Bakery announced it will shutter its Lincoln Park and French Market locations. Their food truck will also end operations and the company will focus on mail/online orders and other means of distribution. Sunday's the last day at 2464 N. Clark St.

After 7 wonderful years of bringing you delicious meatloaf cupcakes and more, we’re saying so long to our retail and...

Posted by The Meatloaf Bakery on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It might have been seen as a gimmick, but the tiny bakery lasted seven years, serving a variety of meatloaf-shaped like cupcakes. Bakers would use creativity, such as fashioning mashed potatoes to look like vanilla frosting. The bakery's "Meatloaf By Mail" online shop sells meatloaf kits, meatloaves and other wares.

UPDATE: Cynthia Kallile, The Meatloaf Bakery's owner, released a statement: "It has been very rewarding to bring an innovative and delicious food concept to the appetites of hungry Chicagoans these past seven years. Now it's time to focus on new, exciting opportunities with broader distribution. I am so grateful for all of the support from our store and food truck customers over the years and also my talented staff, for whom I could never do any of this without."

Meatloaf Bakery

, Chicago, IL