Why Do We Love Beer?

TapHouse Blog

A 2013 study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine discovered that even a sip of beer, even without any effect from the actual alcohol, can trigger small amounts of dopamine in the brain. That got us thinking. What is it about beer that makes us love it? Through rigorous examination and in-depth analysis, we’ve discovered the truth. Okay, …

How our corporate locations can help you!

TapHouse Blog

When a house or any other structure is built, where’s the first place contractors will begin? The foundation of course — it’s impossible to build vertically without a strong and stable foundation. These same principles apply to a number of other things, including franchise growth and development. Just like with that house, if you want to create a successful business …

What’s the best location for your gastropub franchise?

TapHouse Blog

The most important step of opening any gastropub franchise is to find the perfect location. No matter how many awesome food and beer selections you may have, if people can’t find or easily access your business, your sales will suffer. Just look to Tap House Grill, for example. The Tap House Grill franchise has highly visible locations throughout Chicago’s suburbs, …

How have Gastropubs Changed the Restaurant Industry?

TapHouse Blog

The popularity of gastropubs has grown dramatically in the restaurant industry in recent years, but what exactly is a gastropub? In the most basic sense, a gastropub is a restaurant that brings high quality food to a casual, bar-like atmosphere. Delicious upscale food, without having to dress up? Sounds like a win-win situation. The surge of fine-dining, casual atmosphere restaurants is allowing chef teams …

business growth model

What are the best franchise markets to invest in?

TapHouse Blog

If you’ve decided that 2016 is going to be the year that you take your financial future into your own hands by investing in a franchise, congratulations! You can increase your chances of reaching your goals by putting your investment in one of the hottest markets of today. These three markets were short-listed due to a number of factors including …

Winter (Beer) is Coming

TapHouse Blog

The winter months are a time to enjoy a variety of fun activities in the Windy City. The cold temperatures and snowfall provide a beautiful winter wonderland that is perfect for the holidays, but it is also perfect for enjoying a winter warmer beer at Tap House Grill locations. Winter beers provide a feeling of warmth and a touch of …

The Rise of Pumpkin Beers in the Modern Gastropub

TapHouse Blog

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy some unexpected flavors and tastes from your favorite breweries. The season offers a variety of pumpkin-based beers and drinks that encourage individuals to try out something different for the month of October. Get ready for the various pumpkin beers — like the Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin — available at the …

Chicago-Area Gastro-pub Launches Franchise Expansion Program

TapHouse Blog Leave a Comment

Tap House Grill Addictive Food/Creative Brews Serves up Outstanding Opportunity for Owner-Operators PALATINE, IL – (Marketwired – October 09, 2015) – Tap House Grill Addictive Food/Creative Brews, an eclectic gastropub with a unique twist on American comfort food and an exclusive, rotating selection of dozens of craft beers on tap, is launching a franchising program targeting the Midwest first, with …

Restaurant Industry Growth and Trends

TapHouse Blog

According to Statista, restaurant industry sales increased 1.2 percent in 2014 and are forecast to increase 1.5 percent in 2015. This means that the restaurant industry is in its sixth year of positive growth after a recession-induced drop in sales in 2008 and 2009. What factors are responsible for this surge in sales? We’ve been keeping a pulse on what …

Diversify Your Tap: Creating Personalized Drinking Experiences

TapHouse Blog Leave a Comment

Ordering the typical domestic beer on tap doesn’t satisfy all patrons of restaurants these days. Today, everything is all about customization. Whether you’re a restaurant concept, clothing line, car dealership or just about anyone else selling products to guests. Increasingly more restaurants are creating unique drinking experiences, such as beer or wine menu pairings, customized soda machines at fast food …