Meatheads, a Chicago-based fast-casual restaurant chain, will open its 13th restaurant in October at 6734 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood.
Meatheads serves burgers made from fresh Angus beef as well as chicken tenders, a wedge salad, veggie melts, chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese and New England-style hot dogs. The French fries are cut every day and cooked by a chef in omega-rich oil as part of a 32-step process, according to a statement.
The Lincolnwood location will be a new-construction freestanding location, which is different from most of the chain's other locations, in malls. The company said the Lincolnwood site is giving it a chance to design a prototype for other free-standing locations.
The Lincolnwood shop is a 2,200 square foot stand-alone building with a 700 square foot seating mezzanine and a covered patio space, the company said. Like other locations, the restaurant is near several schools, parks and a public library.
“We wanted to create a space that could become a model for future standalone locations,” said Jednorowicz. “We maintained the family design elements seen in other our other restaurants, like the horseshoe booths and community murals, but we also included a few more modern elements like blending natural wood, masonry and metal, that you’ll see on the exterior.”
Some facts about the new location include:
Space: 2200 square foot interior, with a 700 square foot seating mezzanine and a patio area (no drive-thru)
68 seats on the main floor, 26 on mezzanine, 34 on covered patio area
14 tables, 7 booths, 1 community table
Coke Freestyle machine
Exterior: Masonry with Hardi-Board and Metal siding. Cedar feature wall at Patio. Large covered outdoor patio area
A specialized mural featuring the Lincolnwood community
Designs by Kitty Carlson, OHR Consulting, Inc.
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Founded in 2007, Meatheads now has 13 Chicagoland area locations: Barrington, Bloomington, Champaign, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Glen Ellyn, Lincolnwood, Naperville, Normal, Northbrook, Roscoe Village, Schaumburg and Willowbrook.
The company also says it is big on community involvement. It offers a summer reading program for kids and awards to local high school athletes.