Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lucky Well, Planned Restaurant at Roosevelt Collection from Food Network Star, Still on the Back Burner

Maybe not the most surprising news, but sounds like Lucky Well at Roosevelt Collection is a big TBD at this point (via Eater): 

Chad Rosenthal planned to open his first Chicago restaurant, Lucky Well, in March 2020, but the pandemic forced him to concentrate on his barbecue spots in Pennsylvania. Rosenthal still intends to open his barbecue inside the Roosevelt Collection, the shopping center and apartment complex in the South Loop, but it’s going to take time.

“It’s going to be more like a QSR (quick-serve restaurant),” Rosenthal says. “It might not happen until next year.”

The pandemic forced Rosenthal to reevaluate his priorities, and that means he’s going to scale down his Chicago project; there won’t be live music like his East Coast locations. At the height of the pandemic, expansion wasn’t the first thing on his mind, as he needed to tend this restaurants and workers in Pennsylvania.

Word came down of this potential addition to the Sloop restaurant scene about two years ago, but only a smattering of information has emerged since then.  With the pandemic wreaking havoc on the restaurant business it's not shocking to see this.  

The article makes it seem like there is still some potential, but we'll see if that's just a glass half full mentality.   

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