City Barbeque expanding in the suburbs
City Barbeque is expanding in the suburbs with locations opening soon in Vernon Hills, Deerfield, Downers Grove, Park Ridge and Orland Park.
City Barbeque, having opened its first Illinois location in October in Berwyn, will open its second location in Orland Park on April 23.
Located at 14301 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park, this location will be City Barbeque's 36th nationally, with four more locations to open in the Chicago area this year.
The Deerfield location is expected to open May 21, Downers Grove on Aug. 20, Vernon Hills on Sept. 15 and Park Ridge on Nov. 19, according to a company spokeswoman.
City Barbeque is known for its slow-smoked barbecue and homemade sides and desserts. More than 97 percent of everything served at City Barbeque is made in-house.
The Orland Park location will be 4,000 square feet of 'BBQ-chic' with modern fixtures and weathered barn wood surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. Indoor seating will allow for about 90 people, and the outdoor patio will seat another 40. Three smokers will run 24 hours a day.
"Aside from offering competition quality barbecue and backyard hospitality, one of our core values is to serve our community," said Clint Umphrey, market leader from City Barbeque. "We at City Barbeque are committed to partnering with local charities and food rescues to support our friends and neighbors and give back to those we serve."