First Watch Expands Footprint in Chicago

by Katie Lee

ChicagoFirst Watch, the award-winning brunch restaurant that made its Chicagoland debut in Oak Brook in March, continues to expand into the region with the opening of a new restaurant in the suburb of Kildeer on June 7. The new 5,605-square-foot standalone restaurant is located in the Shops at Kildeer. The brunch spot offers a unique indoor/outdoor dining space and cocktail bar, where it will serve fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch 7 days a week.

“Since opening our doors in Oak Brook a few short months ago, the Chicagoland community has welcomed First Watch with open arms, and we couldn’t be more grateful to be opening just up the road in Kildeer,” says Chris Tomasso, president and CEO of First Watch. “The Windy City has been a place that, as an organization, we have been itching to be a part of for years. The Village of Kildeer is a bit of an oasis near the busy city, and we are so excited to bring our fresh take on brunch to this beautiful area.”

First Watch’s new Kildeer location will encompass various features of the brand’s new restaurant format, which includes a sun-filled, year-round dining room as well as a beautiful outdoor dining space and bar that will allow for al fresco dining during the warmer months of the year, and easily transforms into a second interior dining room when weather conditions may be less than ideal. The restaurant is also designed to accommodate takeout and delivery, both available in the First Watch mobile app. First Watch Kildeer will offer a dedicated entrance and cookline to accommodate the growing demand among consumers for off-premises dining options.

First Watch is a high-growth daytime restaurant concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. There are more than 400 First Watch restaurants in 29 states, and the restaurant concept is majority owned by Advent International, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms. For more information, visit



SOURCE: First Watch


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