Businesses come and go all the time, but the number of restaurants in particular in Illinois that have already closed this year are staggering. The current count that I can find confirms that at least 20 have put "We are Closed" signs on their doors in 2024 with no plans to reopen.
You know you're good when you dominate Illinois tastebuds to such an extent that you find yourself expanding to Los Angeles and even Singapore and that's exactly what's happened to one of the Land of Lincoln's most famous pies.
I'd like to state for the record that I've never met a burger that I didn't enjoy so this new internet claim that there's one Missouri burger joint you need to avoid does not apply to me. But, just maybe you'll need to consider their advice.
I have nothing against Missouri's big cities. Have been to St. Louis and Kansas City a million times in my life and that's only a slight exaggeration. But, if you crave the best 'classic' diner in the state, you don't need to deal with the massive traffic jams in Missouri's metros based on a brand new ranking.