Where Everybody Knows Your Name

It started out as a corner bar just like Cheers if Norm rode a Harley and Cliff was in a heavy metal band. Then a friend of the owners asked if he could cook lunch and dinner in the small kitchen in the back. He made some really great food- I think I was the only person that ate it!!

Kumas Anniversary_0018 Kumas Anniversary_0021 One day Mike, the owner suggested that they start making hamburgers named after heavy metal bands and the rest was history. Lines down the block and “best burger in Chicago” in many publications nation wide.

One of my greatest achievements was obtaining VIP access (first available table).













This week Kuma’s celebrated their 10th anniversary. Next week their 4th location opens in

Indianapolis. I am proud to have my pictures hanging on the walls of all four of them.

The party was great on Saturday- street blocked off and six hours of live metal music. Food trucks were brought in so that the employees could party rather than work. People of all ages reveled in the sense of community that a great burger and great beer can bring to a corner of Chicago.


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Hopefully there will be 10 more years, and  many more after that!!

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