New burger concept founded by renowned Chicago area chef opens first location in Bolingbrook
There's a new go-to burger hangout in the Chicago area.
Krafted Burger Bar + Tap, the globally-inspired burger joint bringing a fresh twist on American classics, has announced its first location opening at The Promenade in Bolingbrook.
The concept joins the portfolio of brands co-owned by former Jimmy John's CEO Gregg Majewski, including legacy brands like BD's Mongolian Grill, Flat Top Grill and Genghis Grill.
Located amongst other high-end eateries and retail stores, the new restaurant features a chef-curated menu. World-renowned chef and Chicagoland native Robert Kabakoff, together with Majewski, created notable menu items including an array of gourmet flat top burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, tavern-style pizzas and salads. The burgers feature a variety of flavors that include classics like the American and more bold flavors such as the Greektown, with feta cheese, olive relish, pickled red onions, tomato and harissa aioli. Other unique offerings include shareables like tempura-fried cauliflower and twice-fried chicken wings, hand-battered fried chicken sandwiches and wild pizzas like the Cypress Hill - with fried chicken, spicy BBQ, tomato and crispy fried onions. Krafted will also serve Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring their signature Brunch Combo: a crispy pork belly egg sandwich, a shot of Redemption whiskey and a draft beer, all for $16. There are also more than 46 craft beer offerings, as well as a mix of cocktails on tap and wines for a refreshing addition to a savory meal.
"Krafted Burger Bar + Tap has been a labor of love for me for the last several years, and to see it finally come to fruition is very fulfilling. It reflects my international travels and the tastes of the world that I've grown to adore. With the backing of a well-established restaurant veteran like Gregg and his team, I'm confident Krafted will take the burger category by storm," said Chef Kabakoff. "In terms of the variety of flavors, there's no other burger concept out there quite like this. I can't wait to share these unique offerings with the Bolingbrook community and, soon, others throughout the Chicagoland area."
Chef Kabakoff founded Krafted Burger Bar + Tap intending to revitalize tried and true American classics with a chef-driven twist without the pretentious vibe. Many of the names for the menu items take inspiration from the places and people Chef Kabakoff has met during his travels, showcasing the thoughtfulness and variety behind the menu. The Bolingbrook location will be the first introduction of the concept to consumers, with another location planned for Elmhurst, Illinois in early 2023.
Additional locations are anticipated throughout the Chicago area.
"We've had an extensive and rewarding working relationship with Chef Kabakoff for our sister brands, making the addition of Krafted Burger Bar + Tap to our portfolio a no-brainer. The concept perfectly aligns with our dedication to culinary innovation in each of our restaurants," said Majewski. "I look forward to continuing our partnership with Chef Kabakoff and bringing new, distinctive flavors that will thrill our guests."
For more information on Krafted Burger Bar + Tap, visit www.kraftedburgerbar.com.
About Krafted Burger Bar + Tap
Welcome to Krafted Burger Bar + Tap - a chef-curated Burger Bar from the mind of a very well-travelled, world-renowned Chef. Hand-krafted burgers and sandwiches inspired by Chef Robert Kabakoff's global travels tell the story of the countries, states, neighborhoods, and the people they're named after. From Chicago to Japan, from San Francisco to Greece, Krafted's burgers paint a flavorful picture from their fresh, carefully curated ingredients. Don't let the fancy pedigree fool you, however - you're here to relax, unwind and eat and drink like a champ. Kick back and grab one of our 46 craft beers or cocktails on-tap, while you enjoy burgers, chicken thigh sandwiches, pizzas and more with your friends. Welcome to Krafted - a globally-inspired burger joint.