Krafted Burger Bar + Tap, the globally-inspired burger joint bringing a fresh twist on American classics, has announced its first location opening at The Promenade in Bolingbrook. The concept joins the portfolio of brands co-owned by former Jimmy John’s CEO Gregg Majewski, including legacy brands like BD’s Mongolian Grill, Flat Top Grill and Genghis Grill. 

Located amongst other high-end eateries and retail stores, the new restaurant features a chef-curated menu. World-renowned chef and Chicagoland native Robert Kabakoff, together with Majewski, created notable menu items including an array of gourmet flat top burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, tavern-style pizzas and salads. The burgers feature a variety of flavors that include classics like the American and more bold flavors such as the Greektown, with feta cheese, olive relish, pickled red onions, tomato and harissa aioli. Other unique offerings include shareables like tempura-fried cauliflower and twice-fried chicken wings, hand-battered fried chicken sandwiches and wild pizzas like the Cypress Hill – with fried chicken, spicy BBQ, tomato and crispy fried onions. Krafted will also serve Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring their signature Brunch Combo: a crispy pork belly egg sandwich, a shot of Redemption™ whiskey and a draft beer, all for $16. There are also more than 46 craft beer offerings, as well as a mix of cocktails on tap and wines for a refreshing addition to a savory meal. 

“Krafted Burger Bar + Tap has been a labor of love for me for the last several years, and to see it finally come to fruition is very fulfilling. It reflects my international travels and the tastes of the world that I’ve grown to adore. With the backing of a well-established restaurant veteran like Gregg and his team, I’m confident Krafted will take the burger category by storm,” says Chef Kabakoff. “In terms of the variety of flavors, there’s no other burger concept out there quite like this. I can’t wait to share these unique offerings with the Bolingbrook community and, soon, others throughout the Chicagoland area.”

Chef Kabakoff founded Krafted Burger Bar + Tap intending to revitalize tried and true American classics with a chef-driven twist without the pretentious vibe. Many of the names for the menu items take inspiration from the places and people Chef Kabakoff has met during his travels, showcasing the thoughtfulness and variety behind the menu. The Bolingbrook location will be the first introduction of the concept to consumers, with another location planned for Elmhurst, Illinois in early 2023. Additional locations are anticipated throughout the Chicagoland area. 

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