—"Have it your way" may not be McDonald's tagline, but the fast-food giant is testing ways for Chicago coffee drinkers to design your java beverages yourself at the push of a button. McDonald's is testing self-serve McCafe coffee kiosks in Chicago, Eater National reported, and the Tribune reports two locations in the Merchandise Mart and at Adams and Wells in the Loop. The kiosks are slated to go in all McCafe stores in Canada, but there aren't plans yet to roll them out more in the U.S.
—IKEA is rolling out its newly redesigned restaurants near the end of the month, with a grand opening at Schaumburg location slated for the weekend of April 29. The new designs feature three spaces: a quick-serve spot, a full-service restaurant, and coffee shop with couches.
—Head to Amorino for free gelato on Friday from 5-7 p.m. in celebration of the shop's one-year anniversary at 838 N. State St.
—There's a new proposal and renderings for the long-delayed Maggie Daley Park restaurant, according to Curbed. The new designs for the Four Corners Tavern Group spot downtown show a restaurant that's about half as big as originally planned but with a patio that's nearly five times larger.