A family owned eatery with a 25-year tradition is coming to Plainfield.
Owner Tom McAuliffe said Durbin’s will take over the former Pom Poms All-American Bar & Grill location, 16031 S. Lincoln Highway, within the next month. The since October 2010.
“We’ve been looking for a location and we know Plainfield is a good area,” McAuliffe said of the chain’s decision to come to the village. “They’re our kind of people.”
The Plainfield branch will be the seventh in the Durbin’s family, joining locations in Burbank, , Midlothian, , and .
Offering up pizza, ribs, chicken, steaks, burgers and even homemade doughnut holes, Durbin’s remains family owned and operated, McAuliffe said.
Renovations on the Plainfield location are scheduled to get under way next week.
If all goes well, McAuliffe estimates the restaurant will open within three to four weeks.
“We’re putting in a 4,000-square-foot enclosed beer garden,” McAuliffe said. The interior is also being remodeled.
“It’s going to be a whole new look,” he said. “It’s going to be a whole new business,” McAuliffe added, stressing Durbin’s is a family oriented establishment.
“We started out in Burbank 25 years ago,” McAuliffe. “We’re well known in the south suburbs.”
In fact, the Evergreen Park location was to represent Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn in Patch’s Pizza Playoffs last winter, beating out other beloved pizza joints for the honor.
Durbin’s was also voted Chicagoland’s Best Pizza by voters at CBS Radio’s 670 the Score and Best Beer Garden by the Southland Star.
McAuliffe is taking applications for bus boys, waitstaff, bartenders, delivery drivers and pizza makers.
Applications will be available during regular business hours Monday through Friday at the Plainfield location on Lincoln Highway/Route 30.