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Quick-serve roadblock paved partner’s path to Burger 21

by Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Ed Karayanes was just 17 years old, he got a job with a quick serve restaurant.

And for years, that was the only chain for which Karayanes — now a 53-year-old resident of Elk Grove Village — ever worked,...

Dave & Buster’s pushes grill-style menu to ‘the next level’

by Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Despite Dave & Buster’s long-standing slogan to “Eat, Drink, Play (and watch Sports),” its Orland Park location has fielded bizarrely similar calls over the past five years, with many first-timers not understanding why the “Eat” is...

Francesca’s Vicinato joins franchise in celebrating 25 years

by Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Mia Francesca first opened in 1992 on Clark Street in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, it did not take reservations and reportedly saw lines down the street as word of mouth spread.

Its recent 25th anniversary...