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Meatheads Partners with NFL Player's Reading Foundation

For the second consecutive summer, Meatheads and The Goulden Touch, the public charity founded by Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould, partnered to offer customers a popular limited edition charity burger, “The Goulden Burger”, created in honor of The Goulden Touch, which supports education, social services, health, and wellness, as well as medical research programs in Chicago.

A total of 17,115 burgers were sold from June 9 through September 30, raising $12,000 for The Goulden Touch, which more than doubles the amount Meatheads donated last year.

Meatheads Creates "Goulden Burger" to Help Local Charity

Meatheads is offering a special burger for the second summer in a row, “The Goulden Burger,” created in honor of Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould and his public charity, The Goulden Touch. The burger is compiled with all of his favorites: a ⅓ lb. Meatheads burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, Ketchapolte, American cheese, and spicy Cajun fries. The burger will be on the menu from June 9 to September 30 for $7.00, and Meatheads will donate 10 percent of the burger sales to The Goulden Touch.

Meatheads Opens Its First Freestanding Restaurant

Meatheads, a Chicago-based fast-casual family restaurant, will open its first company-designed freestanding restaurant at 11 a.m. on October 9 at 6734 North Lincoln Avenue in Lincolnwood, Illinois. This is the company’s 13th location. All profits from pre-opening meals will support parent teacher associations at three local elementary schools, as well as Friends of the Lincolnwood Community Center and Chicago Bulldogs Hockey.

Meatheads, Chicago Bears Kicker Donate $5K To Kid’s Org

From June 17 to August 31, 2013, Meatheads offered a special burger for the summer, "The Goulden Burger," in honor of Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould and his public charity, The Goulden Touch.

Gould's public charity partnered with the restaurant to create a burger made of all his favorites: a 1/3-pound Meatheads burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, Ketchapolte, American cheese, and spicy Cajun fries for a "kick."

Meatheads Recognized as Fast-Growing Company By Inc. Mag

For the second year in a row, Meatheads has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing businesses. Meatheads was the highest ranked burger restaurant in the Food and Beverage section of the list, ranking 28th out of the top 100 companies. Meatheads also ranked 79th out of the Top 100 Illinois companies and 72nd on the Chicago metro area list. Overall, Meatheads was ranked 1,420 out of 5000, placing it in the top 30 percent of all companies on the list.

 

Meatheads Kicks Off Kids' Reading Program

Meatheads, a Chicago-based fast-casual restaurant that provides a full-service dining experience, is kicking off its third year of summer reading with the annual launch of the “2013 Voracious Reading Program.”

The program, which officially starts June 17 and runs until August 31, encourages kids to read books during the summer to stay sharp.

In 2012, the program had participation from more than 65,000 kids, and this year the program is reaching nearly 100,000 kids through local schools and libraries.

Meatheads Appoints First-Ever Director of Operations

Meatheads, a fast-casual restaurant that provides a full-service dining experience serving high-quality, fresh, never-frozen ingredients, has hired Jason Harbison as director of operations.

Harbison, 40, has more than 25 years experience in operations in the fast-casual industry. He was most recently senior director of operations at Applebee's.

Prior to that, he spent more than a decade as director of operations at the Wisconsin Hospitality Group and a decade as director of operations at Pizza Hut.

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Meatheads Opens 11th Unit on March 11

Meatheads, a fast-casual restaurant that provides a full-service made-to-order dining experience serving high-quality, fresh, never-frozen ingredients, is opening its 11th restaurant in Elmhurst, Illinois, on Monday, March 11.

Members of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce will join Meatheads in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m.

The first 1,000 people to register online will receive a free burger at the Elmhurst location. After signing up, the free burger certificate will be sent through e-mail.

Meatheads Goes for 10 with Latest Illinois Opening

Meatheads--a fast-casual restaurant that provides a full-service, made-to-order dining experience serving high-quality, fresh, never-frozen ingredients--is opening a new restaurant in Frankfort, Illinois, on November 1.

This is a special opening, as it marks the restaurant's 10th location in the state. Members of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce will help celebrate the opening with a ribbon cutting on November 1.