SOURCE: Sophie's Great Food

Sophie's Great Food

Sophie's Great Food

October 28, 2014 11:17 ET

Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis Renames Rose's Café and Bakery Eatery in Tribute of Mother's Legacy

Restaurant Will Now Offer an Expanded Menu in Addition to 7 days-a-Week Availability

HIGHLAND PARK, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's reality series, The Profit, and owner of the Evanston and Highland Park gluten-free restaurant chain formerly named Rose's Café & Bakery, has announced the change of the restaurant's name to Sophie's Great Food in honor of his mother, Sophia Lemonis, who passed away in 2013 after an illness. Lemonis saved Rose's from closing its doors during the 2012 holiday season due to financial distress, and sought out to make Rose's profitable while meeting the growing need for products catering to people with dietary restrictions and food allergies.

Sophie's Great Food serves gluten-free cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has now expanded hours of operation to conveniently serve customers seven days a week. "After an impressive year of growing the business, we are very excited for our restaurant to be renamed Sophie's Great Food," said Lemonis. "We are keeping most of our favorite Rose's items but hope to attract new customers with our extended hours of availability, a new and improved dining menu, a variety of catering offerings and our all-around delicious food."

Sophie's Great Food is the only 100 percent gluten-free bakery and café in the greater Chicagoland area. The restaurant chain serves pizza, soups and sandwiches in addition to providing fresh baked breads, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and muffins. The menu also features a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, and catering is available for parties, graduations and weddings. Recently expanded menu items include a signature Sophie's Burger, Spinach Quiche, French Toast, a Monte Cristo Sandwich, and new chili bowl offerings: Chili Mac, Quinoa Chili and a Vegan Chili. 

"When I was growing up, there was no cooking I enjoyed more than my mom's food. While she did not stay with us long enough to see the growth of my restaurant business, I feel like naming the brand after her makes sense because everything she prepared for our family was done with love," commented Lemonis.

Tune into CNBC's The Profit every Tuesday at 10pm ET/PT to watch Lemonis as he saves struggling businesses. To learn more about The Profit, visit: cnbcprime.com/theprofit. Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheProfitcnbcprime and follow it on Twitter: @CNBCprimeTV #TheProfit.

Sophie's Great Food   
http://www.sophiesgreatfood.com/   

478 Central Avenue Highland Park, IL 60035
847.780.4673  
Sunday - Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-7pm
   
2901 Central Street Evanston, IL 60201
847.859.2723  
Monday - Friday 10:30am-5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owner's organization.

Lemonis is also known as the "business turnaround king" and host of CNBC's prime time reality series, The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a "Three P" principle: People, Process, and Product. The Profit returns on CNBC next week with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 10PM ET/PT.

More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at http://www.marcuslemonis.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marcus.lemonis and Twitter @MarcusLemonis

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