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What’s next for Lettuce Entertain You?

Chef Partner John Chiakulas shares insights on tapping into menu trends and diners’ evolving demands while retaining a laser focus on taste and service.

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Chef Partner John Chiakulas oversees the menu at a number of restaurants in Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Chicago portfolio. These range from a bustling lunchtime marketplace to a casual eatery with a healthy slant, a tapas bar and a polished Mediterranean concept. Listen as he shares insights on tapping into menu trends and diners’ evolving demands while retaining a laser focus on taste and service.

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