CHICAGO--(nrn.com) (NRN), a trade magazine that has been serving the $600-billion foodservice industry, including restaurant operators, suppliers and distributors, since 1967, has named Meatheads (www.meatheadsburgers.com) one of the NRN 50 “Breakout Brands” for 2013.)--Nation’s Restaurant News (
“This also acts as motivation for us to focus on making 2013 a profitable year. We have aggressive growth plans in place and are looking forward to bringing our concept to more markets across the Chicagoland area.”
“Some of the concepts may be familiar and some may not, but each has a notable differentiating factor — or two or three — fueling its momentum,” said Robin Lee Allen, executive editor for Nation’s Restaurant News. “NRN’s nationwide network of editors scouted their regions looking for unique, up-and-coming brands to include. The criteria to qualify as a ‘Breakout Brand’ were both concrete and intuitive. Brands had to range in size from a couple of units to 75, have an interesting point of differentiation and have demonstrable expansion plans.”
Meatheads, a fast-casual restaurant that provides a full-service dining experience serving high-quality, fresh, never-frozen ingredients, was selected as a “Breakout Brand” because NRN believes the restaurant is well positioned to grow and capitalize on an interesting niche.
“Being named a Breakout Brand is a reflection of the past five years. We have incredible employees and loyal customers who have helped make our brand part of their communities,” said Tom Jednorowicz, CEO and Founder of Meatheads. “This also acts as motivation for us to focus on making 2013 a profitable year. We have aggressive growth plans in place and are looking forward to bringing our concept to more markets across the Chicagoland area.”
Meatheads is a fast-casual restaurant that provides a full-service made-to-order dining experience serving high-quality, fresh, never-frozen ingredients including 100% Certified Angus beef hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and Real Idaho® potatoes freshly cut every day. Founded in 2007, Meatheads now has ten Chicagoland area locations: Bloomington, Champaign, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Normal, Northbrook, Roscoe Village, Schaumburg, Willowbrook and Frankfort. Five more locations are scheduled to open in 2013.