The former restaurant apparently won’t stand vacant much longer: Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano plans to move in by November, bringing “fresh, authentic Italian food” and renewed activity to the corner of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads.
“The demographics are great,” said Amy Goddard, Biaggi’s director of marketing. She said the restaurant chain has been looking to expand in the Chicagoland area, and that Deerfield offered a customer base similar to their current operations, including restaurants in Deer Park, Algonquin and Naperville.
“Deerfield is a great community…and the opportunity was presented to us,” Goddard said.
As a part of its expansion, the chain also plans to open a restaurant in Peoria in August, she said. The 7,500-square-foot Deerfield restaurant is expected to seat 275 patrons.
The restaurant makes its dishes on the spot from fresh ingredients, Goddard said, and is known for its service. “We differentiate ourselves by having well-trained associates and servers,” she said. The 2009 Consumer Reports listed the restaurant chain as one of the best restaurants in the country for food, mood and service.
She said the company will begin hiring in 4 to 6 weeks, and will open a local hiring office here. The Deerfield location will be Biaggi’s 23rd restaurant nationwide.