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Reach Independent and Chain Restaurant and Food Business Owners, Operators, Managers, Buyers, Chefs, Suppliers, Distributors, Manufacturers

With Our Local Trade Magazine Ads, E-Blasts and High Contact Shmoozing Events

We help suppliers overcome selling challenges in reaching qualified buyers in the greater Chicagoland region and beyond. For 42 years, generations of buyers have trusted and loved our magazine because we give them what they need in a handy, easy to use, convenient, informative monthly buying tool. We help our clients stand out.

Let us be an asset in helping you to gain more visibility and relevance with hard-to-reach buyers.

How We Connect Suppliers To Qualified Buyers:

Our Monthly Print and Digital Circulation Exceeds 18,100 reaching every segment, including independent and independent chain restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, casinos, stadiums, hotels and educational sectors.

Our circulation reflects population density; Chicagoland’s 7 counties have the heaviest penetration plus exposure across Illinois, NW Indiana and SE Wisconsin, and national chains across the USA. We add new owners, new locations and new openings to our mailing list every month.

The low ad rates include the print and digital editions. Our digital edition is free to buyers without opt-in.

Our advertisers are best in class suppliers, now running with us on average, for over 29 years.

Our magazine and events save buyers time in finding and meeting the best suppliers.

We proactively promote our advertisers with valuable editorial support.

Offering Suppliers Many Cost-Effective Local & National Marketing Tools:

High Visibility, affordable ads and Directory Listings and in our monthly trade magazine buying guides.

E-blasts to thousands of industry professionals. This list is different than our print mailing list.

Quarterly mini trade-show/networking/educational “Shmoozefest” event sponsorships.

Our Mailing Programs Include distribution of your brochure or mailer to our print subscribers  and monthly “Welcome Packet Mailings" to new local owners and new locations.

Monthly Hot Leads Report with details of new food businesses and owner information.

Print and digital Buyers Guide listings in your appropriate categories.

We Work Hard to Help Buyers and Suppliers Connect.


Contact Us Today! 847-699-3300