John Roche, Kittredge Equipment Company
The historic Montgomery Ward Company Complex in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, now known as 600 West Chicago, has hosted many tenants in its 113-year history. Two years ago, Sterling Bay, a Chicago-based real estate investment and development firm, spent more than $12 million to bring the beauty of this 1.6-million-square-foot landmark property’s original features back to life while also modernizing some of the shared spaces.
The breakfast segment may face a more challenging recovery than other dayparts since the morning commute has yet to return to normal. Mintel predicts between 2022 and 2025, chains will divert resources from breakfast programs to mid-morning and afternoon occasions.
Since the pandemic burst onto the scene in the spring of 2020, the struggles of restaurant and foodservice operators have been well documented.
Always an impressive group of go-getters, this year’s crop of Top Achievers does not disappoint. They also do not miss a beat when it comes to motivating teams, contributing to the greater good of their segments of the industry and, of course, achieving success in all measures within their primary roles.