Fries sandwich and soda from Schlotzsky's

#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of February 1, 2023

The first hint of spring weather always has us dreaming about patio season. While we’re not quite there yet (at least, not in all parts of the country), it’s not too early to plan your upcoming business meals! Whether you’ve got clients or business prospects to impress or you and your team are due for a well-deserved happy hour, the business-grade restaurants in Dinova’s network are ready to welcome you.

Chicago, IL

Want a brief escape from the daily grind? Everything about Cheba Hut is totally chill, from the relaxed environment to employees who genuinely enjoy what they do. Since 1998, it’s been serving its famous toasted subs, made with creative flavor combinations, hand-rolled bread and fresh ingredients. Also offering a full bar, it’s a must-stop in Chicago when you’re looking for a casual-yet-authentic business dining experience where you can “escape the established.”

2 locations in CA

It began in Mexico City in the 1960s, where Mama Chika’s cooking was the stuff of legend. Her namesake’s restaurants still use her signature recipes (once written on the back of old matchbooks) to create flavor like you’ve never experienced! From the flame-roasted chicken cooked using Mama’s secret herb blend to the craft cocktails, everything is kicked up a notch. Bring your colleagues for happy hour Monday through Thursday, or make a business dining reservation!

5 locations in KY, IN, OH

House-brined, fresh fried, and designed for business diners on the run who deserve the best bird, CityBird hits the spot every time. They also travel exceptionally well, making them an excellent option for corporate catering, and CityBird offers catering packages for 10 people and up, complete with drinks and sides. CityBird also makes its own highly craveable (some say addictive) sauces, making business lunches a little extra special for you and your co-workers.

San Francisco, CA

Colibri Mexican Bistro was born out of the founders’ desire to share the same Central Mexican dishes they grew up eating. With each bite, you’ll taste the tradition that locals and tourists can’t get enough of. Served in a charming cantina setting, the elevated, chef-driven menu is upscale enough to entertain clients and colleagues. One San Francisco Times critic even called it “One of my favorite Mexican restaurants!”

98 nationwide locations

Corner Bakery corporate catering is a favorite among seasoned professionals for several reasons. There are options for just about any occasion, from “Bagel Fridays” to fancier spreads of hot pasta, fruit and cheese, and desserts. Its cozy cafes also make the perfect spot to meet colleagues for breakfast, lunch, or a cup of coffee. The app makes it easy to order online and earn Corner Bakery rewards (along with myDinova points).

17 locations in OH, FL, IL,KY

Everyone needs a go-to spot for healthier business dining fare to help them power through their workday (without feeling like taking a nap after lunch). That’s Currito! Serving flavorful, nutrient-packed grain bowls, salads, smoothies, and more, it offers something for every craving, from Buffalo chicken to Indian flavors. Need catering? Currito offers bar-style catering to let your business guests build their own bowls, along with ready-to-eat bowls, burritos, and salads.

San Jose, CA

The first thing you’ll notice about El Jardin (“the garden” in Spanish) is the Instagram-worthy atmosphere, with a biophilic design and dreamy lighting. Then there’s the chef-driven menu, inviting you and your business dining party to unwind over a hand-crafted cocktail, fresh guac, and many authentically-prepared entrees. El Jardin is available for private events of various sizes, from partial space to a full restaurant buyout, and offers bottle service as well.

3 locations in MI, MS

Firehouse Subs has a variety of hot subs and salads that are sure to hit the spot, whether you’re grabbing a quick business meal while traveling or ordering catering for the office lunch & learn. With convenient online ordering and locations across the country, it’s easy to get a great business meal even when you’re in a pinch. And every time you order Firehouse, a portion of the purchase goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

West Hollywood, CA

LAVO Ristorante is as elegant as it sounds, featuring a year-round alfresco dining experience, sun-drenched dining room, and luxurious decor. The menu, influenced by coastal Italian and Southern California flavors, also pays homage to signature Italian classics. There is also a robust beverage and wine program, with Italian-style cocktails and a vast selection of Old-World and California wines. LAVO Ristorante also offers a 48-seat private dining room for private business functions.

Schaumburg, IL

Little Greek Fresh Grill is your neighborhood Greek restaurant, inviting you and your colleagues for a business lunch full of fresh Mediterranean flavor. Here, you’ll find all the classic favorites (including plenty of plant-based options): from falafel to spanakopita and gyro pitas. Need to feed the office? Choose from several catering options: build-your-own pita bars, Greek skewers, wrap platters, and fresh food by the pound. Yum!

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco locals are thrilled that Parranga has reopened in a new location on Mesa Street after closing its beloved Mill Valley restaurant in 2021. Parranga offers delicious meals for your business dining needs — featuring all of the menu’s greatest hits like Tacos Al Pastor, Carne Asada, and Parranga Chicken. Parranga is committed to sustainable and humane sourcing for a feel-good business meal every time you dine.

2 locations in IL

The Rosati’s dining experience promises to “keep it real,” meaning this is the place to get authentic Chicago-style pizza! Made from a family recipe with freshly-made dough and toppings galore, Rosati’s pizza is available in 4 delicious crust styles. On the menu, you’ll also find classics like wings, pasta dishes, and meatball sandwiches. Check out Rosati’s app or convenient online ordering tool for quick meals during your business travels!

325 nationwide locations

With delicious oven-baked sandwiches, sourdough buns, and bold flavors, Schlotzsky’s has been a go-to for busy business diners since it opened its first shop in Austin in 1971. While its sandwiches, soups, and calzones hit the spot during business travel, Schlotzsky’s also offers a variety of great options for feeding a crowd. Choose from breakfast spreads, sandwich and wrap trays, boxed lunches, group-sized soups and salads, and more.

San Jose, CA

Nestled in the heart of San Jose’s Santana Row, Zazil specializes in traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Mexico. Its passion for cuisine is evident in everything from its mojitos to its Milanesa de Res. It accommodates all sorts of corporate meetings and special events with indoor and outdoor private dining space (including a full buyout option). Or, grab a co-worker and head over for live music and tacos during happy hour!

The restaurants here are just the newest partners to join the Dinova preferred business dining network. Wherever you are, and wherever you’re headed, we’ve got restaurant partners ready for your business! Use the Dinova desktop search tool or our free mobile app to search through all in-network options. Happy dining!