- 3,200 - 3,500 SF
- New Lenox
- Vernon Hills
- Schererville, IN
- 40’ frontage
- Inline space in power centers with a minimum of two (2) anchors
A wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. and headquartered in metro Atlanta, America’s Best operates several of the highest-volume eyeglass manufacturing labs in the country. With over 400 retail stores across the country, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to their customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
America's Best carries a wide selection of eyeglass frames, spectacle lenses and contact lenses. Eye exams are available on site and are performed by a professional optometrist. Stores are equipped with state-of-the-art optometric equipment to ensure delivery of the best eye care available.
America’s Best combines both parts of the optical equation - eyewear and eye care - into one great experience at one low price.
*In certain states, eye exams are provided by independent Optometrists or Ophthalmologists.
- 3,000 - 4,500 SF
- Illinois: Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Countryside, Elgin, Geneva, Mount Prospect, North Riverside, Orland Park, Palatine, Vernon Hills
- Indiana & Wisconsin: Please call
- Population of 150,000 within a 5 mile radius
- Household income of $60,000+
- 35 feet minimum frontage
- Power centers, grocery anchored and community
For over 30 years, Avenue has been a leader in the fashion industry for plus size clothing. From its inception as Sizes Unlimited in 1983, Avenue has maintained a commitment to its customers to offer quality plus sized clothing in sizes 14-32. While Avenue grows and changes, their commitment remains the same. They strive to offer the best merchandise…the best value…the best store environment…the best service… the best everything for their customers. With approximately 300 stores, you are sure to find something that you love at Avenue.
- 10,000 + sf
- Central location with easy access to CTA and parking
Bigsley is a worldwide event production and experience design company bringing people together and to make the world a happier, healthier place. Bigsley specializes in creating viral, sharable moments that people want to tell their friends about.
Bigsley’s events include The Color Run and The Color Run Night: the world's largest 5k series, Electric Run, Soul Pose, The Dam Train Race, and Pumpkin Nights.
- 2,400 SF
- Chicago CBD
- Chicago neighborhoods
- Suburban locations
- Minimum 30 feet of frontage
- Corners & end caps and exclusive outdoor space with 25 seats preferred
- Must be able to vent for steam and heat exhaust
- Prefer 2+ signs plus monument or pylon
- 20,000 per day average traffic
- Zoning to accommodate for beer and wine
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza serves artisanal quality, custom-built pizzas in under 2 minutes at a very affordable price.
Each pizza starts with a perfectly proofed dough into a generous 11-inch personal sized pizza crust. Blaze's menu offers 8 signature pizzas, giving customers a suggested starting point for their perfect pie, making ordering fast and easy. Guests step to the counter and oversee their pizza’s construction — Blaze’s assembly line format allows guests to customize signature pizzas or create their own from a variety of fresh toppings ranging from inventive (marinated artichokes, gorgonzola, roasted red pepers) to classic with a contemporary twist (ovalini mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, sauce drizzles and dollops). Blaze then sends each pizza to an open-hearth oven to be fast-fire’d. The blazing hot oven, with a three-sided flame, is the key to Blaze’s quality and speed of service.
Blaze Pizza is “defining a new restaurant category” according to Forbes and was named one of Business Insider's “ 5 up-and-coming fast food chains taking over America”.
- 5,000 SF
- Chicago: Old Town, Lakeview, River North & Streeterville
- High end suburban markets
- Outdoor seating is necessary
Fresh and energetic, Blue offers and inspired mix of creative sushi for purists and adventurers alike. Happy Hour has put Blue on the map, offering value and variety without sacrificing quality or experience. Blue’s vibrant scene offers a dining experience full of creative flavor and intense with spirited atmosphere. A large maki, sashimi and nigari menu is complimented by Asian-inspired cold plates, hot plates, entrees, soups, salads, desserts and an extensive sake menu.
- 4,500 - 6,000 SF preferred
The Boiling Crab restaurants are casual, full dining venues modeled after traditional seafood boils from the coastal regions of Louisiana and Southern Texas, where eating shellfish is a social event.
The Boiling Crab restaurants capture the spirit of the convivial seafood boil by featuring a variety of market fresh seafood entrees prepared Cajun-style and served with different sauces, from mild to highly spicy.
The Boiling Crab restaurants feature an informal dining atmosphere with nautical theme décor. The menu at The Boiling Crab restaurants typically includes one or more varieties of crab, crawfish, lobster, shrimp and raw oysters. Fresh seafood entrees are prepared in giant pots of seasoned broth, made to order and served in bags (to preserve flavor) on paper covered tables. Traditional utensils are optional, as many consider the art of the seafood boil to include peeling and eating seafood with one’s hands. The menu also includes fried options such as fried catfish or shrimp with Cajun fries, gumbo and side dishes. The Boiling Crab restaurants serve fountain beverages and possess a license to serve beer and wine.
- 1,200 - 1,800 SF
- Chicago: Hyde Park, West Loop, Wicker Park , Clybourn Corridor and Lincoln Park
- Need black iron; 25’ width preferred
Bombay Wraps is committed to serving fresh, Indian food, fast in a modern, casual and fun environment.
Bombay Wraps takes the best of Indian cooking – complex flavors, abundant variety and delicious slow cooked recipes– and delivers it in the form of made to order wraps. Each wrap starts with delicately spiced and marinated fillings, then pickled onions, fresh cut veggies or cilantro chutney are added and finally its all wrapped up in a flaky flatbread paratha or whole wheat roti. The menu also includes breakfast wraps (egg & paratha combinations), lunch & dinner wraps and the recently launched Unwrapped Salad (delicious fillings over a bed of salad) as well as a variety of Indian drinks.
- +/- 8,000 SF
- West Loop, South Loop, River North
- Strongly prefers ground level street presence
- One floor plate is desirable but can go multi-stories
CGLA provides both criminal and civil legal services, integrated with social work support, to individuals facing barriers stemming from an encounter with the criminal justice system. They provide services in areas of acute need, including criminal records relief, defense, family and housing law. They partner with scores of law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools to tap thousands of pro bono hours that multiply their impact.
- 2,200 - 2,500 SF
- City of Chicago locations including the Loop
- Urban storefronts, free standing, shared pad or endcap locations
- Mid-block ‘ok’ in the Loop
- Outdoor seating a plus
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through the vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that—where possible—are sustainably grown and raised responsibly with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, Chipotle focuses on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards.
Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and operates more than 1,900 restaurants, including 22 Chipotle restaurants outside the US, 11 ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor in an entity that owns and operates three Pizzeria Locale restaurants.
- 1,500-1,800 sf
- Old Town, River North, West Loop, South Loop
- Club Pilates is looking for column free studio space with two parallel walls that are a minimum of 40’. They are open to ground floor, lower level and second floor space.
- Club Pilates is a fitness studio featuring state of the art equipment including Reformers, the Chair, the Springboard and the Barre.
Cold Stone Creamery® is renowned for offering super-premium ice cream for more than 25 years. People everywhere recognize the quality associated with the Cold Stone brand. Cold Stone Creamery ice cream is categorized by industry experts as "Super Premium" and made fresh every day in every store, which puts Cold Stone® completely in a class of its own.
Cold Stone Creamery if proud of their heritage as Ice Cream Innovators and honors the tradition of continuously redefining plain old regular ice cream into something truly extraordinary. Cold Stone calls every ice cream they serve a "Creation™" – because each one is a work of art. Freshly made, smooth, creamy ice cream blended on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations – fruits, nuts, candy, cookies, brownies – customers can mix in to their heart’s content. If the ice cream weren’t enough, the Cold Stone menu offers milkshakes, smoothies, frappes, frozen yogurt and sobets as well as ice cream cakes, ice cream cupcakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches and ice cream pies.
Cold Stone Creamery is owned by Kahala Brands, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 18 quick-service restaurant brands.
- 2,000-2,500 SF
- Northern, Western, Southern suburbs of Chicago
The cure for the common burrito.
Currito is a dining experience you can feel good about. Currito believes a burrito can be so much more than… a burrito. It’s not just about fresh ingredients (which they use) and it’s not just Mexican flavors (which they have). It’s about new tastes and flavors from all over the world — the kind you’d never expect to find inside a tortilla. It’s also about combining them into something so uniquely good, you’ll be sure to come back for more.
Currito is a Cincinnati based company with franchises that are spreading across the country. Currito supports their franchisees in site selection, lease negotiation, construction, training, marketing, design and ongoing operations.
- 4,200 SF
- Greater Chicagoland Area
- Conversions or free standing buildings
- Close proximity to movie theaters & hospitals is preferred
For over 60 years, Denny’s has serviced America great food at fair prices. This simple formula, executed millions of times, has made Denny’s the largest family dining restaurant chain in the world.
Although Denny’s is known as the place to get a real breakfast, each Denny’s restaurant offers a full menu and most locations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From craveable burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees to The Original Grand Slam, Denny’s offers something for everyone in a come as you are atmosphere. With over 1,700 restaurants worldwide, Denny’s continues to grow.
- 1,200 - 1,800 SF
- City of Chicago locations including the Loop
- Urban storefronts, free standing, shared pad or endcap locations
- Grocery anchored centers
- Small strip centers
The Dotty’s business model began in Oregon in 1992. The company founder developed the concept as an alternative to the traditional sports bar / restaurant establishment.
Dotty’s would be different. Dotty’s locates in major shopping centers with well lit, safe and secure close in parking.Interiors are warm and welcoming featuring bright open spaces with and country kitchen appeal. The rotating food menu of established favorites and wide selection of beer and wine provide something for everyone over 21. However, Dotty’s targeted customers consume more cold drinks and great Dotty’s coffee while catching up with friends.
Loyal patrons are primarily older women who appreciate the non-intimidating relaxed friendly atmosphere.
- 10,000-15,000 sf
- Locations with prominent interstate access and visibility
- Ample and convenient parking
- Preferred male-oriented tenant mix, or co-tenants such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, Field & Stream, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards
- Special consideration for character-filled locations or spaces, including downtown heritage locations suitable for renovation
- Build to suit plan available (approx.1.5-2.5 acres of land required)
Duluth Trading is a rapidly growing lifestyle brand for the modern, self-reliant American. Based in Belleville, Wisconsin, Duluth Trading Co. offers high quality, solution-based casual wear, workwear and accessories for men and women who lead a hands-on lifestyle and who value a job well-done. Duluth Trading provides customers with an engaging and entertaining experience. Their marketing incorporates humor and storytelling that conveys the uniqueness of their products in a distinctive, fun way, and Duluth Trading products are sold exclusively through their content-rich website, catalogs and “store like no other” retail locations. Duluth Trading is committed to outstanding customer service backed by our “No Bull Guarantee" – if it’s not right, they’ll fix it.
- 2,500-3,500 sf
- Inline or endcap space
- Strong incomes and population within a 5-mile radius
- Busy, destination retail areas that serve multiple markets; strip center, outdoor shopping center, or within free standing building
- Good access to major freeways
Endurance House is a purveyor of specialized equipment for endurance enthusiasts. The Endurance House retail concept differs from traditional specialty running and bike stores and attracts a slightly different customer.
Endurance House’s mission “To provide Gold Standard Guest Service to Triathletes, Runners, and Walkers of all abilities in a genuine and encouraging atmosphere” has resonated with people from all over the country.
The Endurance House customer base is made up of triathletes of all abilities, but they also appeal strongly to people from all walks of life that have an interest in leading a healthy active life-style. What sets Endurance House apart is their focus on relationships and proprietary service applications that connect with guests in unique ways. One of Endurance House’s core values is making our stores accessible to “the average person” in a way that enables them to “Redefine Their Possible”. The Endurance House concept invigorates a market-place by offering a unique alternative to big box and mom-and-pop stores in their industry channel.
- 1,400 to 1,800 SF
- Indianapolis DMA
- Must be farther than 2 miles from existing locations
- High visibility locations
- Heavy retail areas
- Pylon / monument sign required
- Tenant will require Tenant Improvement Allowance
FedEx Office is a chain of stores that provide a retail outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, as well as printing, copying binding, and packing services. Unlike its main competitor, The UPS Store, all FedEx Office stores are corporate-owned.
In addition to traditional full-service copy and print shop services, stores provide a number of self-service features including color and monochrome photocopiers, fax machines, digital photo printer kiosks and in-store desktop computer rentals. A selection of office supplies and packing supplies are also available for retail purchase.
- 2,500-4,000 sf
Fit Body Boot Camp is a results driven and energetic fitness and fat loss workout program that includes motivation, accountability and dynamic resistance training; all designed to get you the body that you want in a safe, fun and non-intimidating atmosphere.
Every workout session is led by an experienced, certified Fit Body Boot Camp personal trainer and is designed to be fun, supportive and challenging, while burning maximum fat in minimum time.
- 2,400 SF
- Countryside, Deerfield, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Glen Ellyn, Homewood, Niles, Norridge, Oak Brook, Oswego, South Elgin, West Schaumburg
- Chicago - Streeterville
- Michigan Ave from Wacker to Adams
- Endcaps of outlots
- Outdoor seating
- 30’ frontage
- Black iron
Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986. The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Press paid attention. Customers voted the burger”#1” in the metro area. Five Guys was The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns.
Early in 2003 Five Guys began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, Five Guys Enterprises sold options for over 300 units. The overwhelming success of franchising a local restaurant made national news with articles in trade publications such as Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Business Magazine, and the Franchise Times.
Now, 30 years after Five Guys first opened, there are over 1,000 locations nationwide and over 1500 units in development. Five Guys continues to receive media attention and has grown a cult-like following around the world.
- 7,000 - 10,000 SF
- Chicago MSA - North of Route 64 (North Ave)
- Strong household incomes preferred
- Prefer column free space or very limited columns within space
- Ability to secure long term lease
- Landlord ability to provide tenant improvement allowance
Foss Swim School is a talented and energetic group of professionals dedicated to executing the world's best learn-to-swim program for your family. Since 1993, Foss has redefined the “swimming lessons” experience for thousands of swimmers by providing a unique, creative, animated, challenging, and remarkably “Foss” style of teaching. The Foss proprietary curriculum has been meticulously developed over 23 years of experience in learn to swim and competitive swim programs.
Foss is the premier swim school for families in the communities they serve. The Foss program is unique and technically based using a program that has produced countless championship swimmers, 40 national age group records and athletes who have become the fastest American woman in history in the breaststroke and backstroke. Foss swim school continues that tradition with the goal of producing the best lessons in the world.
Moreover, Foss is a strong choice for landlords as they create thousands of unique visits per week to each location and have great financial strength. Foss Swim School is a leader in drowning prevention and is widely regarded as the top private swim school in North America.
- 50-350 acres
- Eastern Iowa
- Southern Wisconsin
- Starved Rock
- St. Louis
Upscale camping Getaway builds collections of tiny houses on wooded plots of land just outside the city where you can go to recharge in nature, reconnect with people you love, and rekindle an interest in life unplanned.
- 1,500-2,500 SF
- Chicago Loop
Glaze believes everyone has the right to eat seriously delicious and nutritious food, even on a budget. They create fresh, healthy-to-indulge-in Seattle-style teriyaki at prices that won't break the bank. A chef-driven menu ensures you're eating only the best local produce and ingredients. They’ll put your entrée on the grill or in the wok – cooking it up for you on the spot. No artificial ingredients – just consciously sourced, good food that's actually good for you.
- 20,000-30,000 sf
- Middle to upper income markets with strong residential density
- Daily use retail corridors
- Sites with multiple access points are ideal
- Good visibility to main roadways
- Minimum parking ratio of 7/1,000sf
- Ideally 16ft + ceiling height
Gold’s Gym has been the authority on fitness since 1965. It was then that a fitness enthusiast named Joe Gold took the knowledge and expertise he had gained from training at the world famous “Muscle Beach” and opened up the first Gold’s Gym on Pacific Avenue in Venice, California.
Opened long before the modern day health club existed, the original Gold’s Gym featured homemade equipment and a dedication to getting results. It was an instant hit. Early fitness enthusiasts flocked to the gym and in 1977, Gold’s Gym received international attention in the movie Pumping Iron that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
Gold’s Gym kept going strong, expanding its fitness profile to offer all the latest equipment and services, from weight-lifting to yoga, all without forgetting the tradition that Joe Gold created – the tradition of being strong in the gym and in your life.
Today, Gold’s Gym is the most recognized name in fitness & the largest co-ed gym chain in the world.
- 1,800 - 2,200 SF
- Downtown suburban markets in Hinsdale, Oak Park, Naperville, Evanston and Libertyville
Graeter’s ice cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies.
The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states.
- 8,000 - 12,000 SF
- River North
- Prefer street level combined with lower level space
- Outdoor seating is preferred
Hill Country honors the barbecue and live music capital of Texas and takes its “cue” from the legendary meat-markets-turned-barbecue-joints of Central Texas with their distinctive, dry-rub style. All barbecue is cooked fresh daily on premise in a custom meat-smoking room. Brisket, sausage, ribs and other meats are smoked low and slow over Texas post oak and are served on butcher paper, counter-style by the pound as is traditional in Central Texas. Updated versions of classic Southern sides and sweets, created by executive chef Elizabeth Karmel, include Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes. Hill Country features a marketplace full of Lone Star State favorites such as Kreuz Market sausage, Big Red soda, and Blue Bell ice cream. The bar offers a wide selection of long-neck beers, tequila, bourbon, and specialty cocktails.
Hill Country doubles as a performance venue, with performances that include frequent visits from national touring acts. The stage at Hill Country, with its state-of-the-art sound system, has welcomed legendary artists such Dale Watson, Heybale!, Bob Schneider, and Rosanne Cash. Many of Hill Country Live’s performances are free to the public.
- 1,200 - 1,800 SF
- West Loop
- River North
- Downtown Evanston
Honey Butter Fried Chicken believes that you should feel good about your food—where it comes from, how it’s prepared, how it is served and by whom. So when you eat their chicken, their sides and their desserts, Honey Butter Fried Chicken hopes you’ll spend some time thinking about the ideas behind every bite.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken serves only humanely raised, antibiotic free chickens from Miller Amish Farms in Indiana. They butcher the chicken right in their kitchen, brine and batter it, and fry it in non-GMO, trans-fat-free canola oil. And they don't stop at awesome chicken. From the cheese in their pimento mac ‘n cheese, to the toffee in their cookies, to the cornmeal in their muffins, to the honey in their butter, they responsibly source ingredients from small farmers and like-minded, local businesses that share their values.
In their kitchen, nothing goes to waste. In addition to breasts, thighs, and drumsticks, Honey Butter Fried Chicken crafts dishes using the wings, tenders, bones, skin, and fat. They don’t dump the oil they use to fry their chickens—instead it’s sold back to their supplier, who transforms it into biodiesel fuel.
This philosophy of wasting as little as possible extends to every aspect of their restaurant. All of their packaging, from straws to cups to chicken boxes are compostable and biodegradable. In fact, Honey Butter Fried Chicken works with the Chicago Resource Center to compost 80% of all waste produced in the restaurant. Their philosophy also extends to their suppliers. They call them their friends and allies, who inspire Honey Butter Fried Chicken's dishes and provide the ingredients that help make your dining experience unique. And damn tasty.
- 500 - 1,200 SF
- River North, South Loop, Wrigleyville
Insomnia Cookies offers a variety of cookies delivered warm from the oven. Retail stores open at 9 am and delivery hours are 10 am to 3am! Primarily serving college students and the late-night crowd, Insomnia Cookies also offers nationwide gifting options and a catering menu for businesses, parties and other events.
Standard cookie flavors are Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia, Oatmeal Raisin, Snicker¬doodle, M&M, Peanut Butter and Double Chocolate Mint. Insomnia Cookies also offers deluxe size cookies. These colossal treats are more than double the size and twice the taste of regularly sized cookies. Deluxe cookie flavors are Triple Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and S’more. In addition to cookies, Insomnia Cookies’ menu includes brownies with a choice of top¬ping baked on top and nine-inch cookie cakes for those special occasions. And don’t forget, the requisite pint of cold milk is available with any order.
- 4,300 - 6,000 SF
- Clybourn Corridor
- Gurnee - as close to Gurnee Mills as possible
- Upscale jeweler will purchase, ground lease or consider a build to suit
Jared is a leading off-mall destination specialty retail jewelry store chain serving upper middle market customers. Jared locations are normally free-standing sites with high visibility and traffic flow. Jared accounted for 21% of Signet’s sales in Fiscal 2015 with sales of $1.2 billion and average sales per store of $4.8 million.
Jared operated 253 stores in 39 states as of January 31, 2015. The typical Jared store has about 4,800 square feet of selling space and approximately 6,000 square feet of total space. Jared locations are normally free-standing sites with high visibility and traffic flow, positioned close to major roads within shopping developments. Jared stores usually operate in retail centers that normally contain strong retail co-tenants, including big box, destination stores and some smaller specialty units. Jared also operates an outlet-mall concept known as Jared Vault. These stores are smaller than off-mall Jareds and offer a mix of identical products as Jared as well as different, outlet-specific products at lower prices.
Every Jared store has an on-site design and repair center where most repairs are completed within one hour. The facility also mounts loose diamonds in settings and provides a custom design service when required. Each store also has at least one diamond viewing room, a children’s play area and complimentary refreshments.
- 1,500 - 2,000 SF
- South Loop
- West Loop
- Hyde Park
- Relatively open footprint with high visibility, ample loading zone/parking lot for delivery drivers.
- In place black iron a plus.
Jet’s Pizza® has rapidly risen through the ranks to become the twelfth largest pizza chain in the nation, by sales (PMQ, 2012), with over 350 locations and plans for rapid future growth.
- 1,200 - 1,500 SF
- Chicago, Crest Hill / Joliet, Des Plaines, Hinsdale, Park Ridge (Downtown; Northwest Highway & Touhy), Schaumburg (Roselle & Wise; Schaumburg & Roselle), Schererville, Villa Park, Wilmette
- Endcaps with street visibility, 25 ft. minimum frontage
- Drive-thru preferred
- Black iron not required
Jimmy John’s World’s Greatest Sandwiches are made from the highest quality meats, cheeses and toppings available. The fresh vegetables that go into all our sandwiches are cut daily. Our breads are baked fresh in our stores everyday. Each sandwich is made one at a time, fast and flawless.
Jimmy John’s success is built upon an unyielding commitment to quality coupled with an unbeatable, repeatable process.
- 1,800 - 2,500 SF
- Power centers greater than 250,000 SF and outside of 5-miles from regional malls
- Prefer Target / Kohl’s / Walmart / JC Penney anchored sites
- Locations in the Chicago MSA will be considered
Kay Jewelers is the largest specialty retail jewelry store in the US based on sales and targets the middle market. Kay accounted for 41% of Signet’s sales in Fiscal 2015 with sales of $2.3 billion and average sales per store of $2.1 million.
Kay operated 1,094 stores in 50 states as of January 31, 2015. Kay operates in regional malls, outlet malls and power centers.
- 1,000 - 1,500 SF
- Urban - Southport Corridor, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Wicker Park
- Suburban - Oak Park, Evanston
Kidcreate Studio specializes in children's art classes, camps and art themed birthday parties.
- 2,400 SF
LifeSource, Chicagoland’s Blood Center, is a non-profit corporation established in 1987 through the merger of the Blood Center of Northern Illinois and the Red Cross Blood Services - Mid America Region. LifeSource is the largest blood center in Illinois and distributes a half-million blood products annually to approximately 60 area hospitals in meeting the need for patient transfusion therapy. LifeSource operates 18 donor centers, 3 mobile unit supported donor centers and conducts an average of 10 mobile blood drives daily.
- 3,500+ SF
- Lincoln Park
- Southport Corridor
- Lincoln Square
- South Loop
- 2nd generation restaurant space preferred with existing infrastructure
- 1st generation opportunities will be considered
- Will consider direct lease or purchase of existing buildings
Inspired by the craft beer scene in the Pacific Northwest, Cary Michael and Michael Quinlan created Links Taproom as a neighborhood gathering place focusing on craft beer and great food. Cary’s skills and experience in running restaurants and Quinlan’s Cicerone studies and passion for American craft beers proved to be a recipe for success when Links Taproom opened its doors to the public on January 11, 2014.
Links Taproom features 36 American craft beers on tap, 3 cask beers, 5 tap wines, and a large format bottled beer list built for sharing. Links serves housemade sausages, hand cut french fries and other snacks made from scratch in the Links kitchen.
Links Taproom has been named as one of the “18 Best New Bars In Chicago”, ranked one of the “10 Chicago Sports Bars with Killer Food", and listed as one of the “11 Best Openings of the Winter” as well as having one of the “9 Best Sausages in Chicago”. Links Taproom has also been favorably reviewed in Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, and the Chicago Tribune among others.
- 500 - 1,500 SF
- Michigan Ave
- River North
- East Loop
Luke’s Lobster is a seafood QSR served straight from the source, prepared pure and simple. They source sustainable ingredients and pair their seafood with chowders and bisques, Main-style sides, local desserts, natural sodas and local microbrews.
- 8,500-13,500 SF
- Schaumburg, Naperville, Aurora
- Can be a purchase or lease depending on situation
- High traffic or industrial location that will allow automotive painting and repair
Maaco is America's #1 auto paint and collision repair provider. They have serviced more than 20 million cars since 1972. Whether it's changing the color of car or handling your insurance claim, Maaco can help you turn the car you drive back into the car you love. Maaco works with all insurance companies and guarantees their work with nationwide warranties.
As the leader in the $43 billion automotive paint and collision industry, Maaco has virtually no nationally branded competition. They dominate the industry with more than 45% market share in automotive cosmetic paint. Furthermore, Maaco's advancement in the cosmetic collision sector ("cosmolision") provides dealers with fantastic opportunity for continued growth.
Maaco is a retail-oriented, auto service franchise with successful owners from all walks of life.
- Suburban markets
- Endcaps, inline or free standing buildings
- Black iron not required
- Prefer opportunities where there is a pick-up window possibility
McAlister’s Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain known for our sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. The McAlister’s brand has over 350 restaurants in 26 states.
Technomic recognized McAlister’s twice in its Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards — in 2014 as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain and in 2013 as the top fast casual chain for food and beverage. In 2014, Nation’s Restaurant News named McAlister’s the top limited-service sandwich chain in its Consumer Picks Survey. Also in 2014, QSR Magazine recognized the brand as one of the “Best Franchise Deals” and named McAlister’s to its QSR 50 list. FastCasual.com also recognized the brand on its “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list of 2014, and Franchise Business Review named McAlister’s one of 2014′s “Top Franchises” in the Food and Beverage category based on franchisee satisfaction.
- 3,000-5,500 SF
- Currently in areas near Winfield
- Lease or purchase depending on franchisee
- High vehicular traffic locations
- Will consider former repair shops
With over 900 complete car care centers nationwide, Meineke offers a variety of services to help you get back on the road and on with life. A wide range of preventative maintenance and car repair service is offered. Their quality service from Car Care Pros has lead the industry since 1972.
Meineke has continually expanded due to its franchise owners and has been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as 1st in Category and the #50 overall best franchise for the year 2016.
- 2,000 - 3,000 sf
- High visibiity
- High traffic areas
- Grocery anchored centers
- Busy downtown areas
Moxie Blowdry & Beauty Bar® offers a full menu of salon services, expandingf ar beyond just blowouts, as well as a full line of private label GetMoxified® hair care products. Ultra-modern high end salon design and brand imaging combine to form an inviting and alluring salon experience at a great value.
Founded by twin sisters, Jennifer and Jamie Dunn, who refer to themselves as the “Moxie Twins”— a nod to their enthusiasm and determination for providing high quality hair care. Infusing the vision for a salon that offers exceptional hair care services at affordable prices, Moxie Blowdry & Beauty Bar® is a quickly growing brand, currently with 6 locations that’s catching the attention of women and men across the country.
- 6,000 - 8,000 SF
- 2nd Generation Restaurant or approximately 2 acres
Nick's Pizza and Pub is a Chicago-based pizza restaurant chain that serves pizza, calzones, sandwiches, burgers, salads and appetizers. Founded in 1995 by Nick Sarillo, the company boasts over 20 years of operating history. Nick’s Pizza & Pub is one of the 10 busiest independent U.S. pizza companies in per-store sales. They currently have 3 locations in the Chicago MSA including: Elgin, Crystal Lake and Chicago (Lincoln Square).
- 1,500 - 2,000 SF
- City of Chicago: Loop, River North, Bucktown, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Loyola area
- Suburbs: Schaumburg, Oak Brook
- Black iron required
- Outdoor seating and former restaurant spaces are preferred
Olive Mediterranean Grill was created to bring consumers fresh authentic food with fast, friendly service. The vision of Olive Mediterranean Grill was born as founder Faisal Ghani traveled through several Mediterranean countries. He savored the local flavors, enjoyed the healthy culture and dreamed of bringing that extraordinary experience back to his hometown of Chicago.
The menu includes homemade salads, sandwiches, rice bowls and a variety of sides such as lentil soup, hummus, baba ghanoush and stuffed grape leaves. Rice bowls start with homemade saffron rice, and are then piled high with layers of veggies, meats and sauces. Pita sandwiches come stuffed with a choice of chicken or beef shawarma, Mediterranean chicken, or chicken or beef kebab. Fresh-squeezed carrot juice and OJ are available to wash it all down.
The Olive team has created a casual restaurant that delivers on the promise of bringing a refreshingly authentic menu, fast service and the quality of fine dining food at a fair price.
- 3,300 SF
- Regional and sub regional markets
- Drive-Thru required
- Freestanding building >3,300 SF
PDQ, which stands for People Dedicated to Quality, is a fast casual restaurant specializing in fresh hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, daily cut fries, hand-spun milkshakes and fresh salads.
PDQ is known for fresh hand-breaded chicken tenders but their commitment to quality fresh food doesn’t stop there. PDQ prides themselves on delicious sandwiches and salads made with the finest ingredients. Signature sauces and dressings are homemade everyday. Fries are fresh-cut right in the restaurant and guests can even see PDQ masters at work from the drive-thru. Hand-spun milkshakes round out the perfect meal. All menu items are made to order and PDQ believes fresh high-quality food can be served fast, at a price you’ll love.
- 2,600 - 3,000 SF
- Chicago MSA - city locations
- 35’ of frontage
- Free standing buildings, endcaps or outlots
- Outdoor patio seating
- High-end retail, entertainment, universities, medical centers
Piada Italian Street Food is a fast-casual Italian eatery serving made to order piadas, pasta bowls and salads. The restaurants feature modern Italian décor with Carrara marble, stained concrete floors, subway tile and feature an outdoor patio. Lunch and dinner are served at Piada with a check average under $10.00. The Columbus, OH based restaurateur received the 2013 Hot Concepts Award from Nation’s Restaurant News.
- 5,000 - 7,000 SF
- Prefer 2nd generation restaurant space but will consider 1st generation
- High visibility corners or end-caps preferred
- Super-regional mall sites, lifestyle centers, urban infill sites
Plank is a coastally-inspired oyster bar and seafood grill. Thoughtful service, notable flavors and social moments are found here. The Plak menu is faithful to the tradition of fresh seafood, high quality ingredients and a made-from-scratch mentality. Plank enlists the help of inspired chefs, a wood fire grill and an in-house smoker to bring costal flavors to the Nebraska plains and beyond.
- 1,500 - 2,000 SF
- Illinois: Aurora, Calumet City, Chicago (Jefferson Park, South Shore, Chatham), Joliet, McHenry, Melrose Park, South Holland, West Chicago
- Outlots or endcaps in grocery anchored, daily needs shopping centers
PLS stands for People – Location – Service. PLS provides in-demand financial products and services for the more than 80 million U.S. consumers who are poorly served by traditional financial institutions.
PLS, headquartered in Chicago, operates or manages nearly 400 financial services centers in markets that span the U.S. from California to New York. PLS is ranked among the Top 100 Job-Creating Companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine and is listed among Inc.’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. The company has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago by the National Association for Business Resources. PLS serves customers through its PLS check cashing locations, which offer check cashing, prepaid Visa® debit cards, money transfer services, direct deposit services, money orders and bill payments; PLS loan store locations, which provide consumer short-term loans and auto insurance; and PLS motor vehicle services facilities, which offer vehicle license and registration services.
- 1,800 - 2,200 sf (2,000 sf preferred)
- Endcap, corner, or prominent locations with outdoor seating strongly preferred
- Suburban or urban locations
- Easy ingress/egress at traffic-lit or high foot traffic intersections
- Strong daytime density and residential populations
- Dense urban office markets, suburban retail hubs, regional retail destinations, entertainment, hospital or transportation complexes
- 2 Acres
- Illinois: Bolingbrook, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glenview, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Long Grove, Naperville, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Palatine, Riverwoods, Schaumburg, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Wheaton, Woodridge
- Will only consider properties for sale no lease transactions will be considered
Primrose Schools is a national system of accredited private preschools that provides a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. Primrose Schools was the first education organization to earn Corporation Systems Accreditation through AdvancED, a 100-year-old non-profit made up of the largest community of education professionals in the world. The purposeful curriculum for infant care and early education has passed through many levels of scrutiny from an expert education panel and esteemed advisory board. At Primrose, the focus is always on what will best serve the needs of Primrose children and families with an eye on innovation and advocacy for quality early education for all children.
Primrose provides a unique, meaningful learning path–a blueprint–that enables teachers to guide children in the development of the knowledge and skills they need to advance from one year to the next. A blend of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities, the Primrose curriculum excels with a special emphasis on character development. Every toy, block, lesson plan and book has been thoroughly researched and planned. It's a proven model built on a trusted partnership between parents, teachers, school leadership teams and Primrose.
Primrose currently has more than 300 schools in 25 states and are on target to reach 500 schools by 2020.
- 1,800-2,200 sf
- Sites in or near high traffic or daily needs centers
- Smaller retail centers close to other centers, grocery or big box
- Easy access required, road visibility not imperative
- Strong residential areas with high number of children aged 4-14
The Pro Martial Arts System is the result of decades of training and teaching experience. It encompasses an exciting and diverse curriculum of martial arts techniques drawn from the Korean arts of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.
Pro Martial Arts students acquire more than just Black Belt kicking and punching skills: they learn the value of a Black Belt Lifestyle, a lifestyle of quiet confidence, poise, and fulfillment. Pro Martial Arts students are taught how to set and attain goals, be their own greatest advocates and proactively pursue and achieve success in all aspects of life.
Renowned martial arts instructor Grandmaster Ed Samane has teamed with a group of industry veterans to deliver one of the most comprehensive, turn-key and well supported martial arts franchise opportunities in the growing fitness and youth education industries.
Pro Martial Arts is a proven business model developed by Grandmaster Samane during his 30 years of experience in martial arts and his 20 years of experience running martial arts studios. The brand appeals to a growing demand from parents across the nation for an activity that instills discipline, confidence and respect in youth while delivering fitness results and self-defense skills.
Pro Martial Arts franchises have a proven track record of business success across the country. The majority of Pro Martial Arts studios that have been established for more than three years gross six figures in profit, according to Pro Martial Arts founder Samane. And Pro Martial Arts franchises are a perfect fit for semi-absentee business owners who want an investment that delivers a high return, but one that does not require their full-time attention.
Pro Martial Arts’ success comes from the franchise model that delivers a proven martial arts program, experienced instructors, comprehensive studio design, accreditation, and a complete marketing package to franchise purchasers.
- 6,000 - 6,500 SF
- Old Town
- Gold Coast
Rumble is a group fitness studio that combines HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), strength training, metabolic conditioning (METCON) and uppercut-throwing cardio in one clean class.
Rumble is founded by four entrepreneurs who saw an opening in the group fitness world to shake up stale norms. From their unique backgrounds—hospitality, service and fitness education—and their shared urban-chic-meets-street POV, comes Rumble—the next generation of group fitness. One that doesn’t take itself too seriously but still delivers an incredible and effective workout.
- 950-1,200 sf (1,000 sf ideal)
- Prefer to locate near high end boutiques and upscale retailers and restaurants
- Lifestyle centers preferred
- Average HH income $100,000+
- Population of at least 50,000 within a 3-mile radius
- Storefront with window visibility and sidewalk space desired
Scout & Molly’s is a Class A retail storefront business catering to women of Mid to high income households. Scout & Molly’s is a boutique for women of all ages.
Scout & Molly’s was first born in March of 2002 in North Carolina. Founder Lisa Kornstein had recently completed her studies at the University of South Carolina where she earned a Master’s Degree. The first Scout & Molly’s Boutique opened in Raleigh, NC in 2002. At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2015 Scout and Molly’s will have 10 stores open and another 13 in various stages of development to open soon. Look for Scout and Molly’s coming to Houston, Philadelphia, Westport, Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles, Tampa, Northern San Francisco, Tampa, Lexington and many more to come.
- 1,800 - 2,200 SF
- Greater Indianapolis, IN area
- Outdoor seating area preferred
- Plenty of parking
- High visibility A+ sites only
Smashburger is a leading fast casual "better burger" restaurant offering fresh, premium "smashed to order" burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, signature side items and hand-spun Häagen-Dazs shakes. Smashburger is known for localizing its menu in every market with regionally inspired burgers, side items and local craft beers
Smashburger has received numerous awards, including ranking #2 on Franchise Times "2014 Fast & Serious" list of smartest-growing brands, being named "America's Most Promising Company" by Forbes Magazine in 2011 and to the Top 10 in 2014, topping Fast Casual's "Top Mover & Shakers" list for 2014 and 2012, and being featured on the Inc. 500 List of "America's Fastest Growing Companies." Smashburger also regularly receives "Best Burger" awards in cities around the world.
- 7000 sf +
Sola Salon Studios was established in 2004 with the opening of their first location in Denver, CO. Now with more than 300 locations open nationwide, they proudly offer salon professionals the freedom and benefits of salon ownership without the upfront costs and risks associated with opening a traditional salon. Their innovative salon model empowers hairdressers, estheticians, nail techs, massage therapists and other like-minded professionals to take control of their lives and their careers. They provide beauty professionals with high-end, fully-equipped salon studios alongside the support and tools they need to launch their salon business in no time.
- 2,000-3,000 sf
- West Loop
- Spa Derma is looking for ground floor or second floor space in the West Loop with minimal windows.
- Spa Derma is a premier Med Spa offering state of the art treatments for skin care needs.
- ± 1,850 SF
- City of Chicago
- Suburbs north of I-90
- Drive-thru preferred
- Highly traveled and visible locations
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence and guiding principles, the company brings the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup.
Starbucks stores are a neighborhood gathering place for meeting friends and family. Customers enjoy quality service, an inviting atmosphere and an exceptional cup of coffee. Starbucks currently operates 23,043* stores (as of September 27, 2015) worldwide.
*Includes Starbucks Coffee, Teavana, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Evolution Fresh retail locations.
- 1,200 sf or less
The Swedish Snus Store is a community-focused pop-up serving as a public hangout space, shard workspace, communal relaxation and inspiration hub. The completely smoke-free store provides guests with the opportunity for both relaxation and productivity by offering free Wi-Fi and device charging, indoor and outdoor workspaces and complimentary coffee, water, and snacks. Also available within the store is General Snus for purchase. General Snus is a premium, smokeless, and discreet tobacco which originated in Sweden more than 200 years ago. Current and previous locations include Venice Beach, CA; Park City UT; Williamsburg, NY; Stockholm and Stureplan, Sweden
- 1,500 - 2,500 SF
- Entire Chicago metro area, including city and loop locations
Taco Fresco restaurants are a fast growing chain of fast food and dine-in fresh, healthy Mexican food restaurants. The company has developed a market niche in the downtown and suburban markets area offering fast, fresh Mexican food in a clean, efficient environment.
Taco Fresco specializes in Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and tostadas served up quick, fresh and healthy. Inspired by the food found in Chicago’s Hispanic neighborhoods, Taco Fresco is an authentic, healthy alternative. Taco Fresco also has a large variety of salsas, salads and side dishes. Taco Fresco operates 3 locations in downtown Chicago, 2 locations in Naperville and 1 location in St. Charles.
The extraordinary success of the Taco Fresco concept inspired the launch of Salsaria, a family oriented, upscale Mexican restaurant located in Elmhurst. Salsaria specializes in grilled meat and seafood entrées and compliments its succulent menu with authentic margaritas and fresh squeezed lemonade.
- 6,000 – 10,000 SF
The Dog Stop is America’s best all-inclusive dog care facility featuring dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services and a specialty pet retail store. Facilities at The Dog Stop cater to letting dogs do what they do – whether it’s running in backyards, playing with friends, getting a treatment in the grooming spa or just lounging around. Pups who enjoy daily playtime and physical activity are better adjusted, less stressed, healthier and happier – so The Dog Stop focuses on lots of exercise and playtime for every pup.
Trained canine companions are fully prepared for belly scratches, hugs ‘n kisses, as well as many interactive games, puzzles and training lessons for all visiting pups, ensuring that each visit to The Dog Stop is a pawsitively perfect experience. The retail store offers the best foods, toys, treats and accessories available on the market. Every product carried has gone through a careful and detailed procurement process to ensure a happy and healthy pet.
The Dog Stop currently has 9 locations across 4 states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware with several more in development and is poised for significant growth in the years to come through our franchise program.
- ¾ acre pad or outlot; 2,800 - 3,000 SF building or
- Entire Chicago MSA
- NW Indiana
- Double valet lanes required (no drive-thru window)
- Excellent ingress / egress with signalized access
- Excellent visibility to intersection
- Morning-drive side preferred
Tide Dry Cleaners provides a dry cleaning experience that features a state-of-the-art facility that is clean and bright inside. The customer-centric services cater to today’s on-the-go customer. The staff is ready to put the customer’s satisfaction level over the top!
Tide Dry Cleaners is proud to use the GreenEarth® Cleaning technology, with amazing stain removal, color maintenance and a light, fresh scent. The odorless D5 process is silicone based, not petroleum based like typical dry cleaners. This makes it possible to clean a wide range of garments, including some leathers and furs.
Tide Dry Cleaners offers a variety of proprietary services, including Back-To-Black™, Tide SpotLift™, Tide Restore™ and Tide ColorGuard™. Tide Dry Cleaners offers drive-thru valet service and 24-hour locker access.
- 6,000 - 10,000 SF
- Free standing or endcap located on highly travelled thoroughfares close to major intersections
- Parking intensive
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is committed to teaching a new generation of beauty industry students, ethical leadership, values, and advanced skills preparing them for their state licensing examinations and careers in Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Nail Technology, Arts and Sciences.
The Company’s culture has been formed principally by Mario Tricoci’s high degree of professionalism, taste, aesthetic refinement and work ethic. As with his salon business, the resulting culture of TUBC is hard-working, professional, creative and loyal. This culture, along with the Company’s superior programming and facilities, has elevated the industry’s standards for the teaching of beauty school students and for the operating of a beauty school clinic.
- 8,000 - 12,000 SF
- Endcaps & in-line locations
- Strong grocery anchors preferred
- Outdoor sale area required for seasonal merchandise
True Value locations span from cities to small towns and stores reflect all sizes. Whether start-ups or multi-generational businesses rooted in the community, True Value retailers share a common commitment: to deliver a compelling shopping experience with an inviting, well-stocked store and superior customer service.
Independent retailers offer categories and assortments based on what they believe best meets their local customers’ needs. This allows customers across the country to shop any True Value and receive the expert advice, products and inspiration they need to complete their small home improvement projects.
The True Value cooperative includes approximately 4,400 independent retailer locations worldwide operating under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply.
- Call for additional information
- Land sites for purchase
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $416 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,151 banking offices in 25 states and 5,001 ATMS and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
- 2,500 - 3,500 SF
- Western Suburbs
- North Shore
- South Suburbs
- Endcaps preferred, high visibility, signage opportunities including marquee or pylons highly preferred.
- Sites must be on average 3 miles from existing Verizon Corporate Stores in suburban markets and 1.5 miles for urban sites.
Cellular Sales was founded in Knoxville, TN in 1993 by University of Tennessee graduates, Dane and Meg Scism. The company is currently 650 locations strong and is in a strong expansion mode in the Chicago Market. Currently in 10 cities in the Chicagoland area this company is looking to triple that number in the next 2 years.
- 2,000 - 2,400 SF
- 2,000 - 2,400 SF
As the best-known name in retail jewelry, Zales Jewelers has a broad selection of classic and contemporary styles. Zales stores sell more diamond jewelry than any other jeweler in North America. In addition to diamond fashion jewelry, Zales offers gold, cultured pearls and an extensive wedding jewelry selection. In fact, it is the extensive bridal collection that represents the largest part of the chain’s business. Zales Jewelers also offers a fine selection of merchandise on the Internet at www.zales.com. With a presentation similar to a Zales store, Zales.com provides its customers with the convenience of shopping online. In addition, the ‘Product Knowledge’ page is an informative source Zales customers can use to learn more about the proper care and appreciation of jewelry, as well as become educated on their purchase. Leveraging Zales’ strong brand name, Zales.com provides yet another channel to make a jewelry purchase an enjoyable experience.
Throughout its history, Zales Jewelers has driven change and set standards in the jewelry industry. With its commitment to simplified credit options and convenient shopping through Zales.com, Zales Jewelers continues to be the leader in fine jewelry retailing.