You've heard the rumors, seen the sign. So what is this Meatheads place that's going in where Fresco's used to be at 143 N. York?
We'll get to the menu in a minute, but for starters, Meatheads plays a big role in the communities it serves. They like helping to get kids off the couch.
Meatheads of the Month recognizes exceptional local high school athletes who demonstrate determination, hustle and hard work. Every month, athletes from local high schools are selected as nominees, the public votes and the winning athlete's photo is displayed in the restaurant for the year.
Then there's the Voracious Summer Reading Program, which encourages kids to read. More than 60,000 kids participated in 2012. You can read more about this in Crains.
Meathead of the Game celebrates young athletes in organized sports who choose to participate in real games rather than play video games. More than 50,000 kids participated in 2012.
Meatheads also offers nonprofit groups, schools and other community organizations the opportunity to have fund-raisers at the store.
Now, for the best part: the menu. Diet-friendly? Not so much. But if you're having a "cheat day" and need to wake up your taste buds, here are a few options:
- 100 percent fresh, never frozen, certified Angus beef burgers, including chef-inspired NY Reuben, Texas ranch, Cajun sunrise, Hawaiian and more, all served with signature sauces and toppings
- chicken tenders
- grilled chicken
- New England style hot dogs
- french fries cut every day and cooked in omega-rich canola oil
- hand-dipped milkshakes
Lots of reviews can be found on Facebook (people seem to like it) and, they're hiring.
The grand opening is 11 a.m. Monday, March 11. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The first 1,000 people to register online will receive a free burger at the Elmhurst location.