Chicago BBQ Chain Moves Into Supermarkets
Three years after the self-proclaimed “creative BBQ” concept opened in Chicago, Pork & Mindy’s has landed itself a footprint in an upscale grocery store chain there. Pork & Mindy’s will open 200-sq.ft. quick-serve versions of its full-service brand in 28 of Mariano’s 44 Chicago-area locations. The chain also will add two new storefronts in Chicago this year, bringing to six the number of Pork & Mindy’s restaurants in the area; it also has outposts in Minneapolis and Denver.