The Berghoff: Chicago’s Oldest Restaurant (Sort Of)


Business Week has rounded up a list of America’s 20 oldest restaurants. Making the chronological cut was our very own Berghoff, which was founded in 1898. While the original Berghoff closed in 2006, its 107-year history presumably qualified the still-running Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group for inclusion for its casual restaurants. Fun fact: The original Berghoff’s didn’t even charge for food. You’d buy your beer for a nickel, and then get some sandwiches for free. [Business Week]