THE PANDEMIC HAS TAUGHT LOCAL RESTUARANT OWNERS TO ALWAYS BE VERSATILE
NAPERVILLE/WHEATON/GLEN ELLYN–Born and raised in Naperville, Kevin and Brian Hahn were no strangers to the restaurant industry when they opened their third, Hale Street Cantina in downtown Wheaton amidst the pandemic. With front windows that fully open, outdoor seating, and the Hale Street tent, June was the perfect time to open while also following all COVID guidelines and recommendations.
Best known for their 18 different burgers with creative toppings, along with 20 different rotating beers at the Main Street Pub in Glen Ellyn and Jackson Avenue Pub in Naperville, they decided to put a Mexican twist on Hale Street Cantina offering Mexican- American Fusion.
They felt so fortunate that all three restaurants allowed for the open-air policy and space to provide social distancing to continue operating during the various phases of COVID-19.
“The cities in which all our businesses reside have been extremely accommodating and have done everything they can to help suppor
t their local businesses,” Kevin says. “We are incredibly grateful for our friends, families, and loyal customers who offered continued support. One key lesson we learned is to always be versatile.”
They are excited for the seasonal changes and can’t wait for the expansive outdoor dining again.
“At Hale Street we have our outdoor tables, but the city of Wheaton is also bringing back the Hale Street tent; both the city of Glen Ellyn and Naperville are helping to provide space for outdoor dining within the street and parking spaces.”
Their goal is to always provide a memorable dining experience while improving quality of food and service for their restaurants, and always ensure spending quality time with family and friends as well.
-Kristen Kucharski, Photos Submitted