Thursday, May 16, 2013
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All Epic Burger locations - including the one in Skokie's Old Orchard Mall - will be giving away free cupcakes to celebrate its fifth anniversary May 18.
Thursday, May 16
The first employee to start working at Epic Burger is still with the company. On May 18, Augusto Ortega - and the restaurant - will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. In honor of that milestone, the cult favorite hamburger joint will be giving out free cupcakes at all of its locations on May 18. In Skokie, you can find Epic Burger at Old Orchard Mall. “Augusto, the first employee that has been with Epic Burger for five years, has proven to be a supreme example of reliability, professionalism and consistency.” says Epic Burger Founder David Friedman. “It’s only fitting that we honor Augusto along with Epic Burger’s five years, as both are extremely rare accomplishments in the restaurant industry.” Epic Burger has seven Chicagoland …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Three area healthcare business owners - one from Skokie, another from Morton Grove and the other from Park Ridge - are said to have submitted more than $4 million in false medical claims over a four month period, the DOJ said today.
Three health clinic co-owners are among seven defendants charged with engaging in five separate, unrelated health care fraud schemes to defraud the Medicare program or private health insurers of millions of dollars, federal law enforcement officials announced today. Ankur Roy, Akash Patel and Dipen Desai, who owned and operated Selectcare Health, Inc., which provided outpatient physical and respiratory therapy in Park Ridge and Skokie, were charged with submitting more than $4 million in false billings to Medicare between March and July 2011, according to authorities. Between March and July 2011, the defendants allegedly submitted $4,009,094 in false billings for services that were purportedly provided between April 2010 and April 2011, …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Frappuccino Happy Hour runs through May 12.
Starbucks' Frappuccino Happy Hour is back! Customers get half off any size or flavor frappuccino until May 12 if they visit a Starbucks location between 3 and 5 p.m. The popular blended coffee beverage comes in a variety of flavors including Caramel Ribbon Crunch, Mocha Cookie Crumble, Caramel, Mocha, Java Chip, White Chocolate Mocha and more. Park Ridge Starbucks Locations: 100 S. Northwest Highway 15 S. Prospect Avenue
Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Park Ridge McDonald's served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Park Ridge McDonald's location: In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is considering…
The boutique style health club at Campbell and Wilke streets offers personal training, cardio equipment, yoga and childcare-with a strong member focus. Fitness 19 Fest will feature dozens of area businesses, and events and activities or the entire family.
Wednesday, May 1
Fitness 19, 1601 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights will be holding their third annual ‘Fitness 19 Fest’ on Saturday, May 4 in the Westgate Plaza parking lot, at the intersection of Campbell and Wilke streets. The event is billed as a community celebration, and promises something for the entire family. Nearly 30 area businesses in and around Arlington Heights will be on-hand to provide product demonstrations, food, giveaways and an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the services they provide. Children can enjoy some bouncy house fun, get their faces painted and participate in a number of activities aimed at promoting ‘kid-fitness’. Giveaways at the event will include a trip for two to Las Vegas, spa packages, an iPad, a 1…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Whether you want them to or not, Jewel-Osco has implemented a new policy of following shoppers, and their carts, out to their vehicles. What do Patch readers think?
If you haven't shopped at your local Jewel-Osco grocery store in a while, be prepared for a new customer service initiative that you may, or may not, appreciate. It's called the "cart-to-car" service, according to couponsinthenews.com, and whether you want the help or not, your bagger is expected to follow you and your cart out to your vehicle. The service is mandatory, though Jewel-Osco denies it has anyting to do with keeping track of shopping carts, according to Coupons in the News. "We understand that this is a very different service and it might take our customers some time to understand that we want this to be the norm," said a Jewel customer service representative in the article. It was announced in January that Jewel-Osco stores …
With more than a dozen flavors of yogurt and approximately 40 toppings to choose from, customers have a variety of options to fill their cups at Yourgurt in Park Ridge, which opened for business Monday.
When George and Andy Lagis were growing up, they joked they would someday market their grandfather’s homemade Greek yogurt. That dream was well on its way to becoming a reality on Monday when the Lagis brothers, from Skokie, opened a self-serve yogurt shop in Park Ridge. Andy said their decision to open Yourgurt was influenced by nostalgia for their grandfather’s yogurt and the increasing popularity of yogurt of all kinds during the last six years. When Andy, 34, a former café manager and barista, and George, 36, a former construction foreman, visited yogurt shops with their family, they had the idea to open a store themselves, Andy said. “We were just like, you know what, maybe we should try to do something like this,” Andy said. After …