Max's Take Out
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Italian Beef sandwiches, Hot Dogs, and Halal-Zabiha Style Chicken Pita—just a few of Max’s Take Out’s popular items ready to order on DoorDash.
I enjoy good food. I'm not like a cook or a chef, but I enjoy eating good food. I said, ‘If you have good food and good service, that's what business is.’ I figured food is something that everybody eats and they have to eat and they have to enjoy.
The Chicago hot dog is so iconic. Why did you open a hot dog place?
My original location was very small, like 175 square feet. I wanted to come up with a product where I didn’t need to cook. I saw on TV that there were people at hot dog carts on streets, so at 18 years old, I came downtown here where my dad used to work. He used to stop by a hot dog cart. I figured it’s a simple operation. So I said, “Well, hot dogs and Italian beef,” another Chicago icon. But when I got into the restaurant business, I failed miserably. I was in the wrong location. The place was in the middle of cornfields, a strip mall, and there was no foot traffic. People have to drive to come in. I figured if you have good food and good service, they would just come, but you need to make them come first. I was naive. I made my mistakes.