ROGERS PARK — The sports bar and restaurant Bulldog Ale House on Sheridan Road will soon become a breakfast cafe.
The new restaurant is Honey Berry Cafe, 6606 N. Sheridan Road. It’s owned by WeEat Hospitality Group, which also owns Bulldog Ale House. The regional restaurant chain has numerous locations of both restaurants throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas, director of operations Dani Landau said.
Honey Berry Cafe will likely open Sept. 11, Landau said. It will be open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. every day, Landau said.
The menu includes standard American breakfast and brunch options, including pancakes, waffles, omelets, burgers and sandwiches. The restaurant will still have a full liquor license, Landau said.
Company leaders decided to turn Bulldog Alehouse into Honey Berry Cafe because the area needs more breakfast restaurants and they no longer wanted the restaurant to be open late at night, Landau said.
WeEat Hospitality Group is spending about $500,000 to renovate the restaurant, Landau said.
“We’re going to keep most of the bones of what was in there, but it will be renewed,” Landau said. “The colors will be very bright, and people can come in to work with their laptops without worrying about feeling rushed. You can hang around, have a coffee, some pastries, pancakes, whatever you need.”
Bulldog Alehouse has occupied the storefront near Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus since June 2016, according to DNAInfo. The restaurant served traditional American fare like wings, salads, burgers and wraps.
There are still 10 other Bulldog Alehouse locations throughout Illinois, according to its website.
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