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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Plans Four New Locations

-- Chicago, Fresno and Newark, California and Arlington, Texas to Open in 2018 --

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Barbara Caruso, 714/328-3273
[email protected]


(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) May 8, 2018 –  Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, known for its seasonally-inspired American food and drink, is bringing their upscale, family-run concept to four new locations later this year: the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills, Illinois; Fresno and Newark, California; and Arlington, Texas.

“The community response to our restaurants has been overwhelmingly positive and heart-warming to see,” said Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog. “Guests have shown us that they have a hearty appetite for Lazy Dog’s handcrafted food and friendly small-town hospitality.”

The new Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in the Chicago area will be in the new upscale Mellody Farm mixed-use retail center at 1111 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Vernon Hills, IL.

The new Fresno restaurant will be open in the Villagio Shopping Center at 7965 N. Blackstone Ave., and the Newark restaurant will be located just outside the NewPark Mall at 3100 Newpark Mall.

The new Arlington restaurant will be in the Arlington Highlands shopping center at 241 E. Interstate 20 Highway.

Each restaurant will hire about 200 employees.  All four locations are expected to open before the end of this year.

Redefining the casual dining experience, Lazy Dog is known for its small-town hospitality, vibrant menu that highlights seasonal ingredients, and cozy Rocky Mountain lodge vibe. The new restaurants will showcase a more than 8,000 square-foot interior, in addition to sizable dog-friendly patios complete with outdoor fire pits and lounge areas.

Along with lunch and dinner, Lazy Dog offers a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Happy Hour specials are offered from Monday–Friday, 3–6 p.m., and Sunday–Thursday, 9 p.m.–midnight.



Inspired by the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains where founder Chris Simms spent many family vacations, Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for a quick weeknight dinner, a meandering meal with old friends or a big night out. The first Lazy Dog restaurant opened in the Huntington Beach area in 2003 and showcased an eclectic menu of memorable family favorites reinterpreted with bold new flavors and served with small-town hospitality. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with a full bar program that includes unique and approachable specialty cocktails, a wide selection of craft beers and Lazy Dog’s own handcrafted beer selection. In addition to the forthcoming locations in Sacramento, Lazy Dog currently has 26 locations throughout California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas with more on the way. For more information visit www.lazydogrestaurants.com.

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