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Celebrating 10 Years with our cowmunity

This year marks our 10-year anniversary of serving fresh food and smiles to our cowmunity. We thought we would celebrate by sharing our journey and how we have progressed from one store in 2007 in Bloomington, Illinois to 17 locations all over the Chicagoland area today. 

Burger and Fry Joint? We're More than That.

Having worked for many years in the restaurant business, it never ceases to amaze me the opportunities that arise on a daily basis to make someone’s day. Restaurant workers and bartenders can often fill the role of “therapists” in the community. At Meatheads we have a saying, ”Take Care of the Customer.” This is[...]

The “Meat” in Meatheads.


What makes Meatheads such a special environment?

Quite simply, our employees are a special breed. They are committed to providing smiling service, have a dedication to maintaining spotless restaurants, and always make & deliver savory food. How do we find them and what makes them the best, you ask?

meatheads’ stand out service.

Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News interviewed our very own Tom Jednorowicz to get the scoop on how to succeed in the growing fast-casual dining battle. The secret? Combining the fast-casual concept with fresh, all-natural food, family-friendly atmosphere, and excellent service. From one restaurant in[...]

"we're not in the business of being right."

Meatheads CEO, Tom Jednorowicz interviewed with the Chicago Tribune and explained what makes Meatheads successful as a brand. At the core of the Meatheads philosophy is that the right staff and service can elevate a burger-and-fries joint. We strive to create an environment that cares about its customers,[...]

What’s In a Name?

A question I get asked all the time is, “How did you come up with the name Meatheads”? My response usually ceases to amaze. First, I didn’t come up with the name and it is really an uneventful story, but here it is...

Why we started the 'Fresh from Meatheads' Blog

There is probably one question I get asked more than any other; “What’s different about Meatheads?” I recognize the legitimacy of the question; after all, by most people’s perception we compete in the much cluttered and relatively homogenous “better burger” restaurant category. People want to know “what’s your[...]

Meathead of the Game Program.

Our "Meathead of the Game" program is available for all youth sports, and is designed for kids in elementary school and junior high. After each game, coaches can recognize a player who best displayed Determination, Hustle and Hard Work®, and award them with a certificate good for (1) free lil’ meatheads burger! #[...]

Cowmunity Spotlight York Community High School.

This month, Meatheads Cowmunity Spotlight honors the efforts of the York Community High School Student Council in Elmhurst, IL. This group of outstanding students serve their school and their community in many ways, and recently hosted a Senior Citizen Prom for some lucky folks in Elmhurst. Watch the video below to[...]