CHICAGO (CBS) — The local man who was the original winner on “The Apprentice” plans to open a new restaurant in Chicago.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Pat Cassidy reports, Bill Rancic and his wife, E! news anchor Giuliana Rancic, will open the restaurant at 52 W. Illinois St., according to the Chicago Tribune.READ MORE: Patients Left With A Lot Of Questions After Center For Covid Control Testing Sites Temporarily Shut Down, State Investigates Complaints
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The new restaurant is set to replace Ben Pao, which is closing next month.READ MORE: No Communication With Firefighters Before Baby Was Found Dead Outside Fire Station; Could Baby Boxes Be A Last-Resort Option In Cases Like This?
The yet-to-be-named Italian eatery will be a joint venture between the Rancics and R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant empire, the Tribune reported.
Bill Rancic grew up in Orland Park and attended Carl Sandburg High School in the southwest suburb. Giuliana Rancic was born in Naples, Italy.MORE NEWS: A Look At The Role Of Chicago, Local Pastor Richard Redmond, And Then-Future Mayor Harold Washington, In Making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National Holiday
The new restaurant is set to open in January of next year.