There is a new way for Foodies to have lunch in the Chicago Loop to give them a true break in their day and enjoy the foods they love! Eataly and REVIVAL Food Halls are the the beginning of a new wave of Food Halls opening up to bridge the gap between the normal fast food, "healthy" fast food, cafes and a seated restaurant. Food Halls bring a social aspect to your lunch break with communal tables and being able to eat from the Chicago's destination restaurants.
A great example is when I went met a group of friends at REVIVAL to check it out for the first time. We did our lap to check out our selections and we realized that none of us would need to eat dinner! The main restaurant station that drew us there was SMOQUE. This is a restaurant that can make you happy for the rest of the day! As I write this I am realizing that I probably have an unhealthy love for food; at least it is not a love/hate!
Our team is starting to connect with the new developers of Food Halls in Chicago to see how our clients innovative ideas can fit into this concept. This is not a trend and see this becoming part of our food culture. It is exciting for all involved and L2 is looking forward to seeing our product partners at them in the future!