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McDonald's Self-Serve Coffee Kiosks, Parts and Labor Reopens, More Intel

Plus, IKEA is opening its redesigned restaurants soon and free gelato at Amorino on Friday

McDonald's at Adams and Wells
McDonald's at Adams and Wells
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—"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.

Parts and Labor, the hip burger and booze spot in Logan Square, reopened yesterday at 4 p.m. after the health department shut it down on Friday.

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.

IKEA Schaumburg

[Photo: Courtesy of IKEA]

—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.

Joe's Bar owners sold its building on Weed Street, Crain's reports. But they're still leasing the space and say that "there's going to be no immediate impact on the bar at all."

—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.

Maggie Daley Park

337 East Randolph Street, , IL 60601 (312) 552-3000 Visit Website

Joe's Bar

940 W Weed St, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 337-3486 Visit Website


1800 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 969-9700 Visit Website

Parts and Labor

2700 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 360-7840 Visit Website


, Chicago, IL (312) 266-7466