John Mihalos is back in the restaurant business after taking a decade off.
The business owner's latest venture is a rotisserie-style restaurant called Chicken Wild at 15940 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park.
The eatery opened this week in the former Starbucks coffee shop.
Mihalos, who grew up in Oak Lawn, came up with the idea for the restaurant after doing a little research and finding that rotisserie cooking is healthier and better tasting than grilled and fried foods.
“There’s no reason fast food can’t be healthy and taste great,” he said.
Mihalos said guests can taste what he’s talking about during visits. “Ask for a sample and see for yourself,” he said.
Chicken Wild offers rotisserie chicken, pork and beef brisket with a variety of sides including rotisserie pineapple, fresh vegetables, real mashed potatoes with garlic and olive oil, rice pilaf, and even steamed sweet corn (seasonally).
“But our specialty is the chicken breast,” Mihalos said.
Mihalos has big plans for the Chicken Wild concept and envisions many more locations once the Tinley one takes off.
“We think Chicken Wild will be a winner because of the taste,” he said.
The restaurant will emphasize catering and delivery, he said.
Moves From Orland to Tinley
Fat Ricky’s Original Old World Pizza moved from its location at 16255 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park to . in last Monday.
We mentioned previously that a Fat Ricky’s was under construction in Tinley but didn’t learn about the relocation until last week.
Calls to restaurant weren't returned.
The new location offers dine-in, take out and delivery. Store hours are Sunday and Monday from 3-10 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For information, call 708-802-6900.
Tinley Park Tobacco at 7921 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park closed recently.
The only thing that changed about the salon at 7919 W. 17st St. in Tinley Park is the name. The former BoRics salon rechristened itself Super Cuts a few months ago. For information and hours, call the salon at 708-532-6003.
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