Lettuce Consulting Group

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has consulted throughout most of its history. A formal consulting division was established in 1995

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Over the years we successfully led a number of projects ​such as operations improvements, concept development and new product rollouts. Essentially, we decided to apply our restaurant operating skills and philosophies to solving our clients' problems. We work shoulder to shoulder with our clients to accomplish the project's goals. John Buchanan - President of the LCG

About LCG​

LCG’s unique consulting approach involves selecting a customized team of talent suitable for the specific projects. We approach the client’s goals the same way we approach issues in our own restaurants.


Our client work includes a number of local concepts, regional chains, hotel groups, grocery stores, contract feeders, manufacturers, retailers and other foodservice operators.

Our Client List

Much of our specific client work is confidential, but our client list includes:
  • AFC Popeye’s
  • Anderson Japanese Gardens
  • Brinker International
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Compass Group
  • Clark Retail
  • Coco’s / Carrows
  • Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries (Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom & Rock Bottom Restaurant & Breweries)
  • Delaware North / Sportservice
  • Food Fight Restaurant Group
  • Hollywood Boulevard Cinema
  • Jaguar Hospitality Group
  • Jillian’s
  • Juan’s Flying Burrito
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lemon Tree Grocer
  • McCain Foods
  • McDonald’s
  • Milano Restaurants International
  • Salt Creek Grille
  • Second City
  • S’Mac
  • Sodexo USA
  • The Gilmore Collection
  • Unilever Best Foods
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Viacom
  • White Lodging
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Wild Oat’s Markets
  • Wings (Mexico City)

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Out of cone-trol is right, @chicagofoodiegirl. If you need us, we’ll be at @foodlife_chicago.🍦🍦

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How many bao can you chow? The @wowbao eating contest is back Nov. 4! Tag someone who could win in the comments below. Serious eaters only. 😋

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Ain’t too proud to beg. 🍔📸: @onehungryjew

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Four days left of the best fest in town. Join us for oyster slurp offs, oyster brunches, and an epic @oysterfestchi Grand Finale Party this weekend at @shellyfromshaws. 👌🏻

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No passport necessary. Swipe right to see @threedotsandadash’s Wiki Wiki cocktail recipe for the at-home bartender. #LEYERecipes 🥝

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Time to shell-abrate. @oysterfestchi kicks off today! Get ready for ten straight days of happy hours, slurp offs, and of course: OYSTERS.

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You can find us where the tacos are. #nationaltacoday 🌮

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Eat & drink pink for a good cause. Swipe to see our restaurants that are donating a portion of the proceeds from select menu items to Breast Cancer Awareness. Click the link in bio to see the full list. 💗

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You can't live a full life on an empty stomach. 🤗

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A morning without coffee is just a snooze. Don't let it happen to you. You could win Beatrix coffee for a year with the #BeatrixCoffeeContest. Head to @beatrixchicago to find out how! ☕️

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Lean, clean, and green. The #ImpossibleBurger is now available at all @mburgerchicago locations! Check out our story to learn more. 🍔🍔🍔

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Fresh choices, fast. @Beatrixmarket is now open in the Loop. Watch the full video to see what it’s all about! 🥗

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Sipping in style with @giulianaprosecco. 🥂

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Anxiously awaiting Oyster Fest 2017 & ten days of this 👆🏼😍. @oysterfestchi

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Introducing the president of Lettuce Entertain You. Help us congratulate @rjmelman!

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We're pro-pumpkin. And this pumpkin hummus from @emachicago just made all of our autumn dreams come true. 🎃🍂💛

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Say cheese. Grilled cheese. As the buns on your cheeseburger. Happy #NationalCheeseburgerDay from the Roman at @mburgerchicago. 🍔🧀❤️

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Burrata be kidding me. 🍕🤤📸: @jeffmahin

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