24 results
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3,200 - 3,500 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Algonquin
  • Bloomingdale
  • Chicago
  • New Lenox
  • Niles
  • Vernon Hills
  • Schererville, IN
SITE CRITERIA:
  • 40’ frontage
  • Inline space in power centers with a minimum of two (2) anchors
ABOUT AMERICA’S BEST CONTACTS & EYEGLASSES:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

Armand's Victory Tap Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
REPRESENTED BY:
Blaze Pizza Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2,400 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Chicago CBD
  • Chicago neighborhoods
  • Suburban locations
SITE CRITERIA:
  • 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
ABOUT BLAZE PIZZA:

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”.

Corridor Brewery & Provisions Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
LOCATIONS DESIRED:

REPRESENTED BY:

Currito Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2,000-2,500 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Northern, Western, Southern suburbs of Chicago
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
High traffic and high visibility locations with middle and upper middle demos. Drive thru is preferable.
 
ABOUT CURRITO:

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.
 

Denny's Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 4,200 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Greater Chicagoland Area
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Conversions or free standing buildings
  • Close proximity to movie theaters & hospitals is preferred
ABOUT DENNY'S:

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.

Dry Hop Brewers Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
Five Guys Burgers & Fries Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2,400 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Countryside, Deerfield, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Glen Ellyn, Homewood, Niles, Norridge, Oak Brook, Oswego, South Elgin, West Schaumburg
  • Chicago - Streeterville
  • Michigan Ave from Wacker to Adams
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Endcaps of outlots
  • Outdoor seating
  • 30’ frontage
  • Black iron
ABOUT FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES:

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.

Get Away Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 50-350 acres
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Eastern Iowa
  • Southern Wisconsin
  • Chicago
  • Naperville
  • Galena
  • Starved Rock
  • St. Louis
  • Indianapolis
SITE CRITERIA:
Target is heavily wooded areas with walking trails, ponds, great views and far enough from vehicular traffic to ensure 100% quiet. 
ABOUT GET AWAY:

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.
 
 

REPRESENTED BY:

JARED The Galleria of Jewelry Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 4,300 - 6,000 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Clybourn Corridor
  • Gurnee - as close to Gurnee Mills as possible
  • Springfield
  • Peoria
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Upscale jeweler will purchase, ground lease or consider a build to suit
ABOUT JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY:

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.

Jimmy John's Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1,200 - 1,500 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Chicago, Crest Hill / Joliet, Des Plaines, Hinsdale, Park Ridge (Downtown; Northwest Highway & Touhy), Schaumburg (Roselle & Wise; Schaumburg & Roselle), Schererville, Villa Park, Wilmette
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Endcaps with street visibility, 25 ft. minimum frontage
  • Drive-thru preferred
  • Black iron not required
ABOUT JIMMY JOHN'S:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

Kay Jewelers Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1,800 - 2,500 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • 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
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Minimum width of 25’
ABOUT KAY JEWELERS:

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. 

McAlister's Deli Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Suburban markets
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Endcaps, inline or free standing buildings
  • Black iron not required
  • Prefer opportunities where there is a pick-up window possibility
ABOUT MCALISTER'S DELI:

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.

PDQ Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3,300 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Regional and sub regional markets
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Drive-Thru required
  • Freestanding building >3,300 SF
ABOUT PDQ:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

PLS Loan Store Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1,500 - 2,000 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Illinois:  Aurora, Calumet City, Chicago (Jefferson Park, South Shore, Chatham), Joliet, McHenry, Melrose Park, South Holland, West Chicago
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Outlots or endcaps in grocery anchored, daily needs shopping centers
ABOUT PLS LOAN STORE:

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. 

Primrose Schools Franchising Company - IL Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Illinois Suburbs: 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
  • Illinois: City of Chicago
SITE CRITERIA:
 
  • Suburban locations - 2 acres - will only consider properties for sale; no lease transactions will be considered
  • City of Chicago locations – 10,000 – 12,000 sf with an outdoor play area of 14,000 sf; purchase or lease
 
 
ABOUT PRIMROSE SCHOOLS FRANCHISING COMPANY - IL:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

Smoque Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 6,000 - 10,000 sf
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
Urban 
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Urban Locations with daytime and residential populations 
  • Parking to meet Chicago code
  • Outdoor seating
ABOUT SMOQUE:

Locally grown and internationally known barbeque
 

Starbucks Coffee Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • ± 1,850 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • City of Chicago
  • Suburbs north of I-90
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Drive-thru preferred
  • Highly traveled and visible locations
ABOUT STARBUCKS COFFEE:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

Taco Bell Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2000 sf
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
Kankakee, Campton Hills, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Deerfield
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Purchases preferred; ground leases will be considered
  • Land size – 3/4 acre
  • 150 ‘ frontage
  • 2000sf building with drive thru

REPRESENTED BY:

Taco Fresco Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1,500 - 2,500 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Entire Chicago metro area, including city and loop locations
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Franchise and corporate locations
ABOUT TACO FRESCO:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

Tide Dry Cleaners Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • ¾ acre pad or outlot; 2,800 - 3,000 SF building
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Entire Chicago MSA
  • NW Indiana
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Double valet lanes required (no drive-thru window)
  • Excellent ingress / egress with signalized access
  • Excellent visibility to intersection
  • Morning-drive side preferred
ABOUT TIDE DRY CLEANERS:

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.

REPRESENTED BY:

True Value Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 8,000 - 12,000 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
Chicago MSA
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • Endcaps & in-line locations
  • Strong grocery anchors preferred
  • Outdoor sale area required for seasonal merchandise
ABOUT TRUE VALUE:

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.

Wingstop Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1,200 – 2,000 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • Back of the Yards
  • Rogers Park
  • West Chicago

REPRESENTED BY:

ZALES THE DIAMOND STORE Image
SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2,000 - 2,400 SF
LOCATIONS DESIRED:
  • 2,000 - 2,400 SF
REPRESENTED BY:
SITE CRITERIA:
  • 25’ frontage required
ABOUT ZALES THE DIAMOND STORE:

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.