Good Stuff Eatery, a casual burger joint that originated in Washington D.C., set up shop in Chicago in 2015. The franchise is led by Top Chef alum, Spike Mendelsohn, whose love for nostalgic, all-American foods came to life with Good Stuff Eatery in 2008. Fresh off Top Chef, he opened up a “recession proof” fast-casual burger spot that fulfilled his nostalgia but also made it an affordable option for diners.
From a basic cheeseburger ($6.75) to “Spike’s Sunnyside” ($6.98) with dairy fresh cheese, applewood bacon, farm fresh fried egg on a brioche bun with good stuff sauce, there is a burger option for everyone to enjoy. Add sides like hand-cut fries or chili and finish off with one of Good Stuff’s delicious hand spun shakes. The Toasted Marshmallow ($5.95) highlights the shake menu but don’t forget to ask about the shake of the month to indulge in a limited-time only ice cream dream. January’s shake is the Bananas Foster that diners can only get until the end of the month.