Batter and Berries has chosen the Village of Olympia Fields to expand its brand footprint.
Batter & Berries, a breakfast and brunch emporium with locations in Lincoln Park and the downtown Chicago Riverwalk, will open a new location in Olympia Fields this spring. The Village of Olympia Fields announced that a lease had been signed for the new restaurant at 3236 Vollmer Road, Olympia Fields.
Owners Dr. Tanya and Craig Richardson opened the first Batter & Berries in 2012. The menu ranges from a French toast flight to fried-chicken-stuffed waffles to brisket hash. “We try to take our food to another level,” says Craig Richardson. “We make everything from scratch, and people appreciate the quality.”
The Olympia Fields location will be the anchor for Butterfield Plaza shopping center. That center’s new owner, TREND Butterfield Plaza LLC, is run by real estate developer Lyneir Richardson and his wife Kiyanna Richardson. “Batter & Berries will breathe new life and energy into the shopping center,” says Lyneir Richardson.
“We welcome Batter & Berries to our village. Olympia Fields is a beautiful place, and we put a lot of thought and intention into recruiting new businesses to come to here,” says Village President Sterling Burke. “The Village’s strategic goals around economic development, community building and financial health all align with maintaining the beauty of Olympia Fields.”
“We like Olympia Fields because of the Village’s vision for economic development and because the leadership is committed to helping our business thrive and flourish,” says co-owner Craig Richardson. “We want to be a catalyst for growth, and we want others to be catalysts too.”
The 100- seat restaurant expects to open in the spring.