Chicago’s Veggie-Friendly ‘Bad Hunter’ Is Closing Down

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Bad Hunter closing

Another favorite of Chicago’s restaurant scene falls victim to the pandemic.


After Blackbird, another beloved Chicago restaurant has closed down: Bad Hunter in West Loop.

The acclaimed veggie-friendly restaurant is the latest victim of the lockdown which continues to have permanent repercussions in the city’s restaurant and bar scene. ” While several outliers factored into this decision, ultimately we could not continue to withstand the realities of operating this business during a global pandemic,” said owner Heisler Hospitality via Instagram.

Owners of Bad Hunter went on to say their goodbyes on their heartfelt Instagram post, thanking both customers and staff:
“We want to say thank you to our guests: for supporting us and for allowing us to do what we love. We’re humbled by the encouragement you’ve shown us throughout the years and we’re honored to have played a part in your lives.”

“And, to our staff (past and present): Bad Hunter would not have been what it was without each and every one of you. A restaurant is only as great as the people who fill it, and by that metric we were exceptional.”

You can read the full post here.

The “veg-forward” Bad Hunter made wide veggie-friendly menus a reality with its creative and tasty options and became a staple of fun-dining for omnivores and vegetarians alike.

Heisler hopes to continue serving its customers at their other locations around Chicago including West Loop’s Lone Wolf, their dive-bar on Randolph St. and its newest addition, Pizza Lobo in Logan Square.

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[featured image: @good_drinker, Instagram]

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