Little Joe's to Cut Ribbon Wednesday, Open Frankfort Location Thursday

The mayor and members of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for Little Joe's Famous Pizza. The restaurant will officially open the next day.

Little Joe's Famous Pizza is no stranger to opening restaurants. It has locations in New Lenox and Tinley Park, not to mention originally opening on 63rd Street in 1958 on Chicago's south side (that site is no longer open).

But there's something a bit special about opening a Little Joe's in Frankfort.

READ: Little Joe's Will be 'Different Experience' When it Opens in Frankfort

"It feels wonderful," said Frankfort resident Sue Vazquez, who owns Little Joe's along with her husband, Abby. "It's great being able to have a place where you live."

Little Joe's begins its stay in the Crown Center Building on Lincoln Way Lane with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Mayor Jim Holland and members of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for the ceremony, as well as invited friends and family, said Sue, adding that the event will be a soft opening of sorts for the restaurant.

The pizza shop will officially open for business Thursday, Sept. 20, and a larger grand opening will probably be held at a future date, Sue said. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

READ: Little Joe's Pizza to Open Frankfort Location

The Frankfort location plans to take advantage of the Lincoln-Way East High School crowd, offering slices throughout the day, not just at lunch, Sue said. The restaurant also will serve a few light breakfast items, including a breakfast pizza with bacon, egg, cheese and other ingredients, she added.

And Wednesday will be a triple celebration of sorts for the Vazquez family. Not only will they cut the ribbon on a new place, but the day is also the anniversary of the opening of the original Little Joe's as well as Sue's birthday.


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Bill Hearn September 19, 2012 at 03:13 PM
This is great news! I live in Frankfort and travel to New Lenox all the time for their great food. Now you'll be just down the street. Can't wait to see the new restaurant.
Craig Ketchum (I.H.C.R.S.) September 19, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Sue, you even closer to my office and home. We will be regular visitors. Best of luck Craig ketchum
Scott Stratton DC September 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Sue & Abby This is great! You are very close to my office and with your gluten free and vegan selections I am sure my patients will love to get a great meal there. Best of luck, Scott Stratton DC
Miki & Steve Jarvie September 19, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Sue, Abby & Family, Our congratulations and best wishes with Little Joe's #3 !! Blessings Always, Miki & Steve
Maribeth Hearn September 19, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I'm so excited for you and for Frankfort. What a great addition to the business community, not to mention GREAT food!


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