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Restaurant entrepreneurs David Connor and Bruce Davis have joined bar-restaurant owner Mike Thiessen to form Blackhawk Restaurant Group, LLC, which is pursuing restaurant expansion in Illinois.

The flagship brand is Northwest-based Elmer’s Restaurants, a family restaurant, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. In August 2012, Consumer Reports named Elmer’s one of the "Top 10 family restaurant chains" in the U.S.

Other brands include Taprock Northwest Grill, a casual, lodge-themed restaurant; Jasper’s Deli; and Richard’s Deli. Through Blackhawk Restaurant Group, LLC, we are launching a new bistro concept—a casual, upscale eatery, which will also include state-approved video gaming terminals.

Our bistros offer a convenient and welcoming place for people to enjoy lighter fare, have a glass of wine with friends, simply relax between errands, or play the machines if you desire. We are open from morning into the evening and feature local craft beers and wine; coffee, tea and espresso drinks; sweet treats; and eclectic creations.

More information about these restaurants can found by visiting www.eatatelmers.com and www.taprock.com,

Morton Grove Bistro and you can see additional photos of Blackhawk Restaurant Group facilities here.