Itâ€™s been a legend, a landmark and a popular neighborhood gathering spot in Oak Lawn since 1992, but the hours are counting down for Good Eats.Â The popular dining spot located in Turtle Creek Village will closeÂ July 17, says John D. Harkey, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of parent company Consolidated Restaurant Operations (CRO).
â€œWeâ€™re disappointed to close the doors at Good Eats.Â First and foremost, we want to thank the Oak Lawn community for supporting the restaurant all these years,â€ said Harkey. â€œSince it opened on April first 22 years ago weâ€™ve fed countless diners, provided hundreds of jobs and generated more than $35 million in sales.Â But, our landlord has refused to renew our lease.â€
Lincoln Property Company, which owns Turtle Creek Village, is redeveloping the center and plans to put retail in the space currently occupied by Good Eats.
CRO also operates Luckyâ€™s on Oak Lawn near Lemmon.Â Harkey said that best-selling dishes from Good Eats will be available for dine-in or take-out at Luckyâ€™s. Good Eats Catering will continue to operate, and patrons who have Good Eats Frequent Diner cards can use them at Luckyâ€™s.
In the meantime, CRO is looking for a new spot for Good Eats in the Oak Lawn area, but itâ€™s a challenge to find a location that has convenient parking,Â Harkey said.
Long-time Good Eats management and team members will be transferred to other CRO restaurants, which include El Chico, Cantina Laredo, III Forks, Cool River Cafe and Silver Fox Steakhouse.