Hawksmoor heads to Chicago for second US restaurant

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Hawksmoor heads to Chicago for second US restaurant

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Hawksmoor is to open a second restaurant in the US next year, this time in the Midwest in Chicago.

The steakhouse group plans to restore The LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse, a 16,500sq ft three-story space on LaSalle Street, which was first opened in 1887 in the heyday of Chicago’s cable car system.

The new restaurant is set to launch in the first half of 2024.

“Hopefully, the way we think about food and farming – which at its heart holds that the same things that guarantee high animal welfare and regenerative farming practices also guarantee great tasting beef, as well as the way we try to look after our teams and guests, seems to have resonated in the States. We can’t wait to continue trying to build something special on that side of the Atlantic,” says co-founder Huw Gott.

It will be the group’s second restaurant in the country, having opened in New York in 2021.

“We’ve been coming to Chicago for years to spend time in the city’s great restaurants and enjoying its incredible hospitality,” adds co-founder Will Beckett.

“Chicago is the historical powerhouse of American beef, and when we found out about an actual powerhouse building, it felt like fate.”

The announcement of Hawksmoor Chicago coincides with the publication of the company’s first annual impact report. In the past year, Hawksmoor became the world’s first carbon neutral steak restaurant group and set net zero plans in place. It also became the first UK restaurant group to gain B Corp certification.

Hawksmoor recently opened its latest UK restaurant, In Liverpool, and is set to open soon in Dublin​ on the site of the former National Irish Bank site in College Green.

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