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.
- 4,000-8,000 SF
Based in Chicago, Cresco is one of the largest, vertically integrated multi-state operators. They are involved in the entire process from Cultivation, Manufacturing and Retail and one of a very small group of operators to successfully obtain cultivation licenses in more than one of the limited licensed and merit-based application state programs. They have five brands to reach various consumer groups, including: Remedi, Cresco, Reserve, Mindy’s and Mindy’s Kitchen.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1,200 - 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- ± 1,850 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.
- 1,700-2,000 SF
- Lincoln Park
- Southport Corridor
- Type 2 Venting
- SusieCake’s offers classic treats that are made daily by in-house bakers, using the freshest and finest ingredients. They create delicious, sentimental sweets and a friendly, old-fashioned neighborhood experience.