Did You Know there’s a BUONA BEEF in SCHERERVILLE?

     Buona Beef has recently opened a new free-standing restaurant within the development Shoppes on the Boulevard in Schererville, opened last March 2018. This will be Buona Beef’s first location in Northwest, Indiana. Buona is a quick casual dining restaurant, a chain that touts creating the original Italian Beef with other locations in Flossmor, Beverly and Oakland, Illinois. Folks may have seen Buona at the Taste of Chicago, the Italian Beef Fest, and was crowned the Best Regional Eat in America by Goldbely.
     The Schererville location at 324 US 41 (just south of Woodhollow Drive on 41 near Jak’s Warehouse) will be the restaurant’s 23rd location and the first in Northwest Indiana, according to a news releases. It will seat 130 and offer outdoor seating in the warmer months.
     “This move is the first wave of spreading some Buona Beef love outside of Illinois,” said second-generation owner, Joe Buonavolanto, Jr. “We’re excited to share Chicago’s original Italian beef sandwich with the residents of Schererville – made exactly like it was in 1930’s Chicago, spiced just right and free of additives and preservatives.”
   The first Buona Beef opened in Berwyn over thirty years ago. Patriarch Joe Buonavolanto Senior took a second mortgage on his home to fund it, and dug the foundation for the restaurant himself, with two of his five young sons in tow. The entire brood chipped in as the restaurant gained a steady following. The original Italian beef recipe was concocted by Joe’s wife Peggy, with the help of their Uncle ‘Junior’, proprietor of Chicago’s iconic Mr. Beef. The process is painstaking, and ardently adhered to by generation after generation of Buonavolantos
   In addition to indoor dining, they offer order carryout, order delivery, online ordering, catering and home delivery thru doordash, seamless, and grubhub. Bueno is next to McAlister’s Deli, both helped to kick start this new Shoppes on the Bouleveard development.
They can be reached by calling 219-515-6469 or www.buona.com.

Sue Baxter