CHICAGO, IL (October 26, 2017) – Buona, The Original Italian Beef, today announces the November 4th opening of its newest location at 613 North McClurg Court. The family-owned business, which has preserved the city’s great Italian beef traditions, is pleased to bring its take on Chicago’s iconic sandwich to Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, just east of the Magnificent Mile.
To celebrate the grand opening, Buona is giving out free Italian beef sandwiches to anyone who is in line at the McClurg Court location before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday November 4th. In addition, everyone in line will have a chance to will win free Italian Beef for a year.
Buona is the last of the family-owned restaurant groups serving Chicago’s original Italian beef. The first Buona restaurant began with a secret recipe and a legacy that stems back to the beef stands that emanated from Chicago’s famous Union Stockyards. Founder Joe Buonavolanto, Sr. was among a group of Italian immigrants who made the Italian beef sandwich a staple of Chicago’s culinary scene, taking a second mortgage on his home in order to open the company’s first restaurant in Berwyn, IL. His focus on family and tradition, and his dogged adherence to the original method for making Italian beef have been essential in driving the company’s expansion. Today, Buona is the Official Italian Beef of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, and is proudly served at Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate fields, as well as at all home Chicago Bears football games.
“We’re proud of our father and the company that he founded,” says second-generation owner Joe Buonavolanto. “He has instilled a sense of pride and tradition in his children – values that we have passed on to our children. He also taught us how to make one helluva beef sandwich!”
Seating 75, the Streeterville location’s design features a mix archetypal Chicago materials and classic modern elements. The location will feature outdoor seating in warmer months, and offering catering and delivery services.
Join three generations of the Buonavolanto family as they celebrate the opening of their newest location on November 4th. Opening festivities will be taking place all day long.
Buona | 613 N McClurg Court (at Ontario and McClurg Court)
Open Daily from 10AM – 10PM | 312-643-0677 | Buona.com