Chicago Area Restaurants Boom With Warm Weather And Relaxed COVID-19 Restrictions; Owners Hope It's A Taste Of What's To ComeThere was a business boom this Sunday thanks to summerlike weather and improved COVID-19 metrics – with Chicagoans out in big numbers for a boost that many restaurants desperately need.
Northbrook Restaurateur Says She Welcomes Renewed COVID Mitigations If It Will Help End PandemicWith COVID-19 numbers on the rise, suburban Cook County is dangerously close to a new round of dining restrictions. One restaurateur in Northbrook thinks it would be worth it if it could help end the pandemic.
Restaurateurs Can't Find Hires As Unemployment, Stimulus Checks Keep Workers HomeFinding enough workers to fill jobs is proving to be a challenge for some local restaurant owners.
Restaurants Reopening: Where Do They Stand, And How Do They Recover From COVID?As vaccinations continue and the economy opens up, restaurants, which have suffered during COVID, look for the way forward.
'People Are Ready To Enjoy Each Other': Chicago Restaurants Ready To Welcome Back Diners"It really does come to show you how important the hospitality is to the economy, the nature, and the feel of our city."
As Bucktown's Remedy Bar Reopens After 5 Months, Call Mounts For Increase To 50% Capacity For Chicago Bars And RestaurantsChicago’s bars and restaurants want to be at 50 percent capacity by this Thursday – that is the message the restaurant coalition sent to Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Shedd Aquarium Asks Restaurants To Help Keep Plastic Out Of Great LakesThe Shedd Aquarium is enlisting the help of restaurants to keep plastic out of the Great Lakes.
Judge Rules Suburban Restaurant's Case Against Insurance Company Can Proceed, After Pandemic Interruption Claim Was DeniedThere was a small victory this week for a group of restaurants fighting to have insurance companies pay out certain COVID-19 claims.
Chicago Restaurants Get Creative For Valentine's Day Amid COVID-19 Capacity RestrictionsValentine’s Day usually brings a rush of lovestruck couples to restaurants. That’s the case this year too – along with a reprieve from the frigid temps in Chicago, but also with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicago Restaurant Owners Hoping For Big Valentine's Day Weekend Despite COVID-19 PandemicThis weekend is traditionally a big one for restaurants, especially when Valentine's Day falls on a weekend. Some restaurants are just trying to make the best of the restrictions.
Chicago's New Indoor Dining Plan Starts ThursdayChicago's new indoor dining plan starts Thursday.
Restaurants Continue Dine-In As Governor Says Indoor Dining Ban Will ContinueChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is open to indoor dining, but Gov. JB Pritzker says not yet. While we wait and see, some restaurants say they have no choice but to break the rules.
Chicago Bakery Turns Ovens Back On After Getting A Surprise Check To Reopen; 'We're Very Grateful'"At this point, I was like well, we have to completely re-start. We had packed up everything. Everyone was gone."
'I Can't Keep Going At This Pace': South Side Restaurants Struggle As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues"I'm trying to do everything that I possibly can because I know that businesses like mine are needed, especially in these types of neighborhoods."
Robbers Have Been Targeting Restaurants In South Loop, Police SayPolice on Tuesday were warning South Loop residents of three robberies targeting restaurants during the evening hours this month.