—Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has plans for a second restaurant in Fulton Market joining Beatrix. Crain’s reported that LEYE is opening a second location of Ramen-san, its River North Japanese spot. Rich Melman and company are eyeing a location at 219 N. Green Street, the same address where Limitless Coffee & Tea plans its flagship. The coffee shop was to have opened over the summer. Crain’s reported that they will share the space. The area already has ramen in the form of High Five Ramen, Ramen Takeya, and Urban Belly.
—After a three-year-run, The Amazing Kale Burger announced its impending shutter on December 31 at 741 Howard Street in Rogers Park/Evanston. The vegan restaurant serves kale-based patties, giving meat-free options for those craving burgers. It’s unclear if they are heading back to the farmer’s market circuit, as their time as a market vendor is what led them to open a restaurant.
—The group of workers challenging Jimmy John’s over wage-theft allegations in a class-action lawsuit can proceed with their legal battle. The workers scored a court victory last week when a Chicago judge ruled they could continue their case against the Champaign-based chain. James John Liautaud’s chain is accused of misrepresenting how much time its hourly employees work to dodge overtime costs and minimum wage violations. Read about the case in Crain’s.
—The owners ofJoy Yee Noodle, a local pan-Asian restaurant chain with locations in Chinatown and Evanston, are facing a lawsuit after a customer claimed to have caught an E. coli infection. The incident, involving a beef item, happened in Evanston and the customer seeks $50,000, Cook County Record reported.