PORTAGE PARK — Just over a year after opening, Portage Park’s Frunchroom restaurant has closed its doors.
Named after the pronunciation of “front room” by someone with a heavy “Chuh-Kaw-Go” accent, Frunchroom at 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave. first opened its doors in April 2018. Last summer, they made the switch from breakfast and lunch to dinner.
Now, they’re saying goodbye.
On Thursday Matt Saccaro, the chef and owner of the restaurant, confirmed to Block Club that the restaurant is done for good.
“We are currently closed and will not reopen,” Saccaro said. “I had closed for vacation at the end of June but it is just not realistic to bring in more product and staff just to close again a week later.”
In a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page on Thursday Saccaro announced the closing.
Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors,
Sadly, we have decided to close frunchroom. We want to thank everyone for your patronage during our time here in Portage Park. When we first opened, we were so excited about the potential to help build a great restaurant community in our neighborhood. Along the way, we have made many new friends and I know many of you considered frunchroom to be a very special place. We will greatly miss our time together but are thankful for the good times and wonderful memories. See you around the neighborhood!
Thanks again, Matt, family, and frunchroom staff
The Frunchroom wanted to bring a high-quality, seasonal and local menu to the Northwest Side, Saccaro said last year.
“Sad stuff, you guys were great. And always will be,” said one fan in response to the restaurant’s Facebook announcement. “Much love to you, Matt, and team.”
Portage Park’s Frunchroom Ditches Breakfast, Adds Dinner Service
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