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Illinois Restaurant Association

The foodservice industry in Illinois is the largest private sector employer in the state, with projected employment in 2016 of 537,000 people and over $24.5 billion in annual sales. To serve the needs of this important industry and support its future, the Illinois Restaurant Association works to provide restaurant operators and suppliers in Illinois with valuable business services, networking opportunities, cost saving programs, and vital advocacy.

Founded in 1914, the Illinois Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, educating and improving the restaurant industry in Illinois. Visit for more information, to register for sanitation classes and for information on membership.For more information, visit our website and follow on Facebook and Twitter.



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Emerald Loop

Located conveniently downtown at Wabash & Wacker, Emerald Loop is a local American-Irish Bar & Grill. Open for lunch, dinner & late night everyday. $11 Breakfast Buffet is available on Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., along with great Happy Hour specials Monday to Friday. Reservations are accepted for groups small & large, and semi-private space is available to book with great packages. Experience Irish hospitality at it’s best at Emerald Loop!

Emerald Loop will be open to the public for New Year’s Eve. Cash Bar, Party Favors, and a Champagne Toast at midnight will all be offered – don’t miss out! 

NYE weekend specials include:

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday $11 Breakfast Buffet

ALL DAY: $7 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas, $5 Beer of the Month Pints, $2 Sliders (Mini Cheeseburgers or Brisket) and $7 Wings Platters



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