Early Riser: The First Watch Blog

Taking a bite out of Chicago!

Taking a bite out of Chicago! Image

Later this year, Chicagoans will get a taste of a new brunch spot – and another, and another. That’s right: Beginning in 2020, we’ll start opening First Watch restaurants in Chicago and its suburbs, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

We are constantly in awe of the incredible work done by our teams at First Watch across the country.

It’s because of our people and their dedication that we’ve been able to deliver a consistently extraordinary experience for every person who walks through our doors.

It’s because of our people and their friendly approach that we’ve been able to turn so many of those visitors into regular customers.

It’s because of our people that we’ve been able to enter new markets throughout the past 36 years, and…

It’s because of our people that First Watch is such a beloved name in so many communities where we operate.

And, you guessed it, it’s because of our people that First Watch now has the opportunity to expand throughout the Chicago area! For our readers who know the area – Our first Chicago-area restaurant opening will be in Oak Brook, just northwest of the city. We’re aiming to open the doors in the fall of 2020. We’re also looking at real estate sites in several other Chicago-area locales, including Schaumburg, Glenview and Kildeer.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about this news is the opportunity it creates for our people. One of our three core values at First Watch is to “establish a workplace that fosters personal and professional development for our employees.” With First Watch’s expansion comes promotion and relocation opportunities, newly created positions and more.

Chicago, we can’t wait to get to know you as we continue to grow the First Watch brand behind our amazing people!

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