If your first restaurant is thriving and you are exploring the possibility of expanding, look to Aurora to provide the perfect location! Whether your new restaurant seats 50 or 500, we are excited to help you on your journey of opening an additional restaurant location. Here are a few reasons why Aurora is the perfect city to get your new restaurant up and running.
Aurora is a Great Place to Call Home
Aurora is a city rich in diversity and comprised of businesses, residential housing, 4 historic districts, 7 townships and 6 school districts within the city limits. It is also the 2nd largest city in Illinois with a population of close to 200,000, which is great news for a restaurant owner. All those residents mean a lot of hungry people that need to eat. And when those people don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, they need great dining options that are close to home. Opening your new restaurant location in Aurora will give them a wonderful new choice for date nights, celebrations or quality family time.
Aurora is Easily Accessible
Many large highways lead into and around the city of Aurora, like Route 59, Ogden Ave, Route 25 and Route 31, as well as the I-88 expressway at the north end of the city. This allows those travelling from any direction to easily access destinations throughout the city, including your new restaurant.
Aurora is Focused on Attracting New Visitors
Along with the substantial population that resides in Aurora, we are committed to attracting a variety of visitors to the city as well. Those visiting Aurora can find fantastic shopping, family-friendly activities including beautiful parks, museums and water parks, adult-centered venues like clubs and the Hollywood Casino, as well as special events such as outdoor concerts and festivals. The continual flow of people coming in from out of town brings even more opportunity for a new restaurant to develop a solid customer base from Aurora and the surrounding areas.
Aurora Supports our New Businesses
We understand that opening or expanding a new business can be a very difficult process. To support business owners, we provide valuable assistance to help businesses grow and prosper. From business plan development to consulting on specific locations and opening strategies, to helping you obtain appropriate permits and liquor licensing, we have resources available to help ensure your needs are met and your business goals are achieved.
Aurora’s restaurant scene is continually growing and changing. As more new restaurants open, residents and visitors look forward to the expanding options and continue to stay close to home for their dining needs. We would love to hear about your plans for development and help you become one of Aurora’s cherished staples in the community.