- 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.
- 1,800 - 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.
- ± 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.
- 1,800 - 2,500 SF
- City of Chicago
Teavana Fine Teas + Teavana Tea Bar is a modern tea bar with a wide range of unique hot brewed and iced teas, tea lattes and distinctive sparkling and tea fusion beverages. Stores feature the renowned Teavana “Wall of Tea” offering a wide range of loose leaf teas and tea blends and a collection of curated tea merchandise. Additionally, customers can choose from a range of food items, all inspired by and designed to complement tea flavors, including pastries and breakfast items, delicious salads, flatbreads and small plates, and macaroons, shortbreads and other desserts to complement tea flavors.
Founded in 1997, the company offers new tea enthusiasts and tea connoisseurs alike its "Heaven of Tea" retail experience where passionate and knowledgeable "Teaologists" engage and educate them about the ritual and enjoyment of tea. The company's mission is to establish Teavana as the most recognized and respected brand in the tea industry by expanding the culture of tea across the world.
Teavana is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Starbucks Coffee Company.
- 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.