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5 key points to consider in building new R&D kitchens

January 21, 2022

  I’ve designed and assisted with the build out of several R&D kitchens in my career. Recently we built out our company’s product development kitchen. Here are the key points we considered in the design….

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Chicago B.Y.O.B. Restaurants

January 21, 2022

Chicago’s wide-ranging neighborhoods are full of amazing restaurants and cafes, and a ton of them are BYOB. You can bring your own drinks to all sorts of restaurants in Chicago. So grab your favorite bottle…

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Looking for Barbecue in Chicago?

January 21, 2022

You can find all kinds of barbecue in Chicago from sweet and smoky to spicy. Make a pitstop at any of these barbecue hotspots, and don’t forget to bring a large appetite. Check out this list…

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Chicago Breweries with unbelievable taprooms

May 3, 2021

Over the years Chicago has become well known for housing some of the best local breweries in the country. Several of these craft breweries have enriched the pride of locals. With amazing taprooms around the…

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Iconic Chicago Restaurants

April 27, 2021

Chicago is a city well known for its variety of restaurants. This includes world-renowned fine dining, celebrity hot spots, and local favorites. Not to mention all the Michelin stars and James Beard awards the city…

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TikTok is Taking Over the Food Industry

April 14, 2021

The social media app TikTok has grown immensely in popularity and influence in the past year. Part of its rapid growth is a result of its friendly and short videos. TikTok is quickly taking over…

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Are Ghost Kitchens the Wave of the Future?

April 5, 2021

So, what are ghost kitchens? Ghost kitchens are essentially restaurants without dining spaces. Their focus is to sell and fulfill online food orders and to utilize third-party delivery apps, such as Grubhub, UberEats, and DoorDash….

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Calling all Coffee Lovers!

March 29, 2021

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. While being delicious and versatile, there are also several health benefits that come along. Its high level of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients make this…

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Support Local Chicago Businesses This Restaurant Week

March 22, 2021

CBCI loves to support local businesses, and a great time to take advantage of great deals at amazing restaurants is during Chicago Restaurant Week. During Chicago Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy a special prix fixe…

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