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Buona, The Original Italian Beef, is opening its 18th location in Algonquin, Ill. The family-owned Italian beef restaurant group will officially open on Monday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. The new restaurant is located at 501 S. Randall Rd. The grand opening festivities will continue November 26 and 27 with giveaways and freebies.

The first 100 guests at the new location on Monday, November 21 will receive free beef for a year. Other festivities include a prize wheel with Buona SWAG and gift cards, complimentary coffee for those waiting in line, and more.

“We’re excited to serve the Algonquin community,” says Joe Buonavolanto, second-generation owner. “It is a thriving area that our family is proud to be a part of.”

Opening his first restaurant in 1981, the Buonavolanto family patriarch, Joe Sr., was among a group of Italian immigrants who made the Italian beef sandwich a staple of Chicago’s culinary scene. The restaurant’s menu and the restaurant design have evolved over the years to include a variety of scratch-made sandwiches, salads with all-natural dressings and more. The menu also features gluten free options and a ‘Skip the Gym’ menu of reduced calorie items.


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