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Chuy’s Tex-Mex to Open Second Chicagoland Location in Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL (September 7, 2017) – Chuy’s – the Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from-scratch dishes and fun-loving, eclectic atmosphere – will open its second Chicagoland location in October 2017, located at 1701 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg, Ill. Chuy’s recently opened its first area restaurant in Warrenville, and is scheduled to open a third location in Orland Park by early 2018.

“We’re very excited to call Schaumburg our newest home, and introduce everyone to Chuy’s unique, made-from-scratch approach to Tex-Mex,” said Larry Vanni, local owner/operator of Chuy’s Schaumburg. “In the short time since Chuy’s has been part of the Chicagoland food scene, we’ve received such a great response. We’re looking forward to opening in Schaumburg and continuing to spread our passion for fresh food and great service to this community.”

Enlighten Your Taste Buds

For more than 35 years, Chuy’s has been proud of its made-from-scratch Tex-Mex using only the freshest ingredients. Its dishes showcase family recipes found in South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, and the restaurant’s “Fresh Never Frozen” commitment to food is found throughout the menu:

  • Homemade tortillas start as a bag of flour every morning and are rolled all day on a traditional comal proudly displayed in the dining room.
  • Fresh chicken is roasted all day long, and the white meat is pulled by hand before filling

customer favorites, including “Big As Yo’ Face” Burritos and Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas.

  • World famous guacamole is made from scratch in small batches during the day with only the ripest avocados, regardless of season or cost.
  • Ten handcrafted signature sauces are homemade daily and range from the mild Tomatillo to a spicy Hatch Green Chile. To bring customers the best flavors possible, Chuy’s partners with green chile farmers in Hatch, New Mexico, the world’s best green chile growing area. Kitchen operators travel to these fields every August when green chiles are harvested to ensure that Chuy’s brings back the most flavorful crops.

“Customers will quickly pick up on the fact that all of our food is made from scratch. They’ll taste the difference and know it is fresh,” said Vanni.

And, freshness does not stop in the kitchen. Chuy’s famous margaritas are made with fresh-squeezed lime juice. The New Mexican Martini is made with El Jimador Silver tequila that has been infused for 24 hours with roasted Hatch green chiles. Plus, all Texas Martinis are made to order, hand shaken and served with Chuy’s signature olives that are hand-stuffed daily with fresh jalapeños.

Experience Fun and Family-Friendly Dining Like Never Before

The atmosphere at Chuy’s is just as vibrant as the menu. Talented and fun-loving staff, combined with unique design elements found only at Chuy’s, make each visit unforgettable. Some of the restaurant’s signature décor items include a custom Elvis Shrine, the La Chihuahua Bar featuring framed pictures of local dogs, a “school” of hand-carved wooden fish, and a hubcap-covered ceiling.

“Each location has a unique look and feel, and also follows our motto, ‘If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s,’” said Vanni.

Commitment to the Community

Chuy’s believes in giving back to the community. Each Chuy’s restaurant partners with a local charity that serves a vital role in that area and conducts various fundraising and volunteer efforts throughout the year.

For the Schaumburg grand opening, Chuy’s partnered with the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO), an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving disadvantaged children in Chicago’s northwest and western suburbs since 1979. WACO is dedicated to creating positive childhood memories, and providing basic needs and educational support for children living at or below poverty level. A full 97 cents of every dollar raised goes to help the kids.

“We want to extend a big WACO thank you to Chuy’s Schaumburg for volunteering to help us raise funds for local children in need,” said Geri McCall-Barrath, president, Woodfield Area Children’s Organization. “We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our sponsors, and we’re thrilled to be working with one of the newest members of the local business community. Welcome to the neighborhood!”

Chuy’s Schaumburg will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. On weekdays, the restaurant will also feature daily drink specials and a Fully-Loaded Nacho Car, a free build-your-own nacho station that includes complimentary chips, salsa, queso, ground sirloin and more, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For ongoing updates on the upcoming opening and special events and giveaways, visit the Chuy’s Schaumburg Facebook page.

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