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  • SCHAUMBURG - Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery, which began operating its first food truck in the suburbs three years ago, will hold a grand opening for its first stationary location next Thursday, Dec. 3, in Schaumburg.

  • PALATINE -- Hot Dog Richie's, a longtime favorite hot dog stand in Palatine that just last year was inducted into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame, closed abruptly last month amid foreclosure proceedings. 
  • EAST DUNDEE -- The village is considering an ordinance change that would allow for a new kind of business in town. A proposal is on the table that would grant microbreweries permission to brew up to 155,000 gallons of beer per year within three village business districts. "It's a common use now in the Midwest," a village attorney said. 
  • WHEELING -- Le Francais in Wheeling, which featured the late award-winning chef Jean Banchet, is up for auction this week, along with many of his artifacts inside. 
  • NEW YORK — Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin. 
  • Want to open a BBQ joint? Run your own cupcake shop? Kevin Echevarria's Dream Kitchen in Elgin shows budding restaurateurs the way.  
  • A record crowd of business people got a taste of the Northwest suburbs’ hospitality industry Thursday during the Daily Herald Business Ledger Hospitality Expo — Chicago Northwest in Hoffman Estates.

  • WHEELING -- Suburbanites seeking vegan food — both raw and cooked — have a new option as the Purple Sprout Cafe at Riverside Plaza in Wheeling opens to the public.

  • GURNEE -- Excitement abounded on the perimeter of Gurnee Mills as the newest Portillo's restaurant made its debut Tuesday. 
  • SCHAUMBURG -- Ala Carte Entertainment is continuing to breathe new life into the once struggling restaurant campus at the southeast corner of Higgins and Barrington roads in Hoffman Estates. On Friday, the company will open its newest concept — Sweet Caroline’s Crab-N-Que — on the former site of a long-shuttered Lone Star steakhouse.  
  • As a company, Hilton Worldwide celebrated Global Month of Service in October. Creating opportunities for youth was one of this year’s themes and Hilton Hotels of Chicago/Oak Brook focused its efforts on two events in conjunction with students from Stella May Swartz School in Oakbrook Terrace.  
  • PALATINE -- A new Indian restaurant is set to open in the Woodcraft Plaza shopping center in Palatine as soon as this weekend. India Bhawan will serve traditional Indian specialities like kebab, nan, tandoor at 1280 E. Dundee Road. 
  • CHICAGO  — Hyatt Hotels Corp. (H) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $25 million.

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., the lodging company that hired an adviser earlier this year to help explore strategic options, has a new suitor in Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. 
  • ROUND LAKE PARK -- A tornado in August decimated her pizza restaurant in Round Lake Park, but owner Jean McCue plans to rebuild. 
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