Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is a casual-dining chain known for its varied menu and hand-crafted, barrel-aged wines made on location. Tim McEnery opened the first unit in Orland Park, Illinois, in 2005. The restaurants are freestanding and in endcap locations. Units range from 8,000 to 13,000 square feet and seat approximately 250 to 300 patrons. Exterior facades vary by location, but each maintains sleek, modern lines modeled from elegant, natural stones. Dark wood floors and tables create a sharp, polished dynamic, and wine barrels, bottles and decanters accent the dining room’s refined decor. Each location has a winery where patrons can view and taste the winemakers’ latest creations; weekly wine tastings offer visitors the chance to experience and learn about different types of wine. Units also have a gift shop. Fresh, high-quality ingredients are used in food preparation, and the selection of upscale appetizers, chopped salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, seafood, beef and pork entrees, and desserts aimed at an upscale clientele with a more sophisticated palate.

LocationCountryside, Ill.
2011 Systemwide Sales$50,000,000*
% Change in Sales63.9%
2011 U.S. Units9
2011 Average Unit Volume$7,150,000
% Change in AUV5.1%
Future 50 Year2012