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Award-Winning Fast-Casual BBQ Concept Returns to Host Five Day
Pop-Up Restaurant in The Loop’s Most Iconic Building: OCT 24-28

October 14, 2016 (CHICAGO) -- After hosting a sold-out pop-up restaurant at the Willis Tower in February, Q-BBQ is returning to the Loop’s most famous building with even more of its award-winning 22-hour hickory smoked brisket and other fan-favorite meals. Lines during the February pop-up stretched around the interior of the building and even bigger crowds are expected for the week of lunch service from October 24-28.

“We had so much fun in February that we just had to come back to the Willis Tower. Only Chicago’s most iconic building can house our big bold BBQ,” said Michael LaPidus, founder of Q-BBQ.

According to Skydeck Chicago General Manager Randy Stancik, “Q-BBQ was such a great fit for Willis Tower and our tenants because of their culinary excellence and legendary service. My only advice is to come early and come often because they sold out every day in February.”

Q-BBQ returns to Willis Tower bringing their big bold BBQ featuring grab-and-go favorites like: succulent pulled pork sandwich on a brioche bun with a side of creamy Mac-Q-Roni, their three signature sauces; Memphis Sweet, North Carolina Vinegar, Texas Spicy, and choice of smoked meats smoked for 24-hours with cornbread.

When: Limited-Time FIVE Days Only!
Monday - Friday October 24- 28, 2016
10 AM - 2 PM Daily

Where: Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Drive - Wacker Drive entrance located in the Southwest corner of the lower lobby

Who: Q-BBQ - Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand-winning restaurant and the fastest growing BBQ restaurant in the Chicagoland market

What: Pop-Up Restaurant featuring grab-n-go Q-BBQ favs:
Choice of Smoked Meats
Plates w/ two sides ($8-$11)

  • Sandwiches ($6.99)
  • Pulled Pork
  • Chopped Brisket
  • Pulled Chicken

Salad ($8)

  • Choice of Smoked Meats
  • South West Salad

From Scratch Sides ($1.99)

  • Creamy Slaw
  • BBQ Baked Beans
  • Mac-Q-Roni
  • Cornbread

Pre-portioned Sauces To-Go

  • N. Carolina Vinegar Sauce
  • Memphis Sweet Sauce
  • Texas Spicy

Why: Because lunch should make your mouth happy.

About Q-BBQ:
Q-BBQ is a fast-casual Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand-winning restaurant (2012, 2013) that specializes in authentic barbeque, featuring smoked Texas brisket, Carolina pulled pork, Memphis dry rub chicken wings and signature homemade sides such as Hush Puppies and Mac-Q-roni. The counter-service, fine casual restaurant has locations in downtown LaGrange, downtown Naperville, Schererville, IN and Oak Park. Q-BBQ offers weekend brunch, beer and wine, take-out, and catering, plus retail sales of its three signature sauces. For more information, visit,, or

What is Q? Watch Michael LaPidus "Papa Q" talk about our regional BBQ, awesome people, and what makes Q so very delicious!

About Willis Tower:
As the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the eighth tallest building in the world, the Willis Tower offers more than 4.5 million square feet of premier office and retail space. Located at 233 S. Wacker Drive, the skyscraper is centrally situated between the city’s financial and cultural hub of the Loop and the dynamic West Loop, home to several of Chicago’s top restaurants and shops. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Willis Tower has remained a fixture of the city’s skyline and apart of the fabric of Chicago’s culture for decades. Originally opened in September 1973 as the Sears Tower, it is home to more than 100 different companies, including prominent financial services firms, law firms and insurance companies. Willis Tower boasts spectacular vistas of Chicago and Lake Michigan, with views that can reach nearly 50 miles on a clear day. The Willis Tower also boasts a tremendous infrastructure system, which includes enormous telecommunications capacity and unsurpassed electrical capacity and reliability. Skydeck Chicago, the highest observation deck in the United States, on the Willis Tower’s 103rd floor attracts more than 1.6 million visitors per year. Since the opening of its newest attraction, The Ledge in 2009, millions of visitors have since experienced this first of its kind attraction. The Ledge’s 4 glass boxes extend 4.3 feet outside the Tower, 1,353 feet above Wacker Drive, with glass on the ceiling, floor and sides, offering a truly an unforgettable experience. /

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