Cramming Into a Greasy Diner for Omelets and Milk Duds in Chicago
Few ideas will improve your business than more free food—hence the long lines outside of Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant and Bakery, a Chicago institution (as well as the first or last stop on a Route 66 trip) with a classic Jazz-era neon sign and the obligatory “World’s finest coffee” declaration. Don’t worry about the wait—free doughnut holes and Milk Duds will keep the hounds at bay until you’re packed into a tiny booth for hot omelets with molten cheese or the fluffiest pancakes in the city. Listen to the sizzle of the ovens and the commotion of the cramped clientele who couldn’t care less about their lack of space. For dessert, they may offer you free frozen yogurt … just don’t forget to pay the bill out of habit.