SOURCE: Marcus Lemonis LLC

Marcus Lemonis LLC

March 26, 2015 16:04 ET

Marcus Lemonis Invests in The Grille on Laurel, a Long-Standing Restaurant Establishment in Lake Forest, Illinois

Partnership Brings a Newly Updated Menu, Trendy Atmosphere and City Experience to the Suburbs

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2015) - Marcus Lemonis, entrepreneur and host of CNBC's hit reality series, The Profit, has announced today a partnership with The Grille on Laurel in Lake Forest, Illinois, located at 181 East Laurel Avenue. Kathy and Jimmy Govas, owners of The Grille in the popular Chicago suburb, finalized the partnership with Lemonis three weeks ago and immediately began initiating changes to the established restaurant and bar, which aim to bring a fun modern atmosphere to the restaurant along with a revamped menu and expanded bar lounge.

"Kathy and Jimmy represent the true American dream and have been successful restaurateurs for over 20 years, which makes this a great opportunity for me to not only bring new and fresh ideas to the table, but also the chance to learn what has made them successful in their endeavor," says Lemonis. "We're working together to bring the fun city atmosphere to this great restaurant in the suburbs by developing an enhanced menu, completing modern renovations and also expanding the bar lounge over the next month."

The revamped menu will feature a new selection of trendy dishes while still preserving many of The Grille's most popular dishes, and will be available to diners beginning the evening of Thursday, March 26. Along with the updated menu, renovations at the facility have been completed in order to bring a more contemporary feel to the space, and a project to expand the bar has been initiated, which will include offering a wider selection of premium spirits, such as vodka, tequila and gin, from around the world.

"We're elated to roll out the new menu tonight and show our customers the new modernized vibe we've created here at The Grille," comments owner Kathy Govas. "Marcus' involvement has really showed me and Jimmy where we could improve our business while still remaining true to our vision when we first opened the restaurant, and we're beyond excited to have this opportunity to provide our customers with a new and improved experience that anyone can enjoy."

To kick-off the launch of The Grille's new partnership, Lemonis will be joining diners at the restaurant on Saturday, March 28 to thank patrons for their loyalty and share in the new cuisine and dining experience. Diners can make reservations by calling The Grille at 847-234-9660 or visiting online at

About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as 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. Visit

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 to CNBC's Tuesday night broadcast in May 2015.

More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at, Facebook and Twitter @MarcusLemonis

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