NORTH AURORA – After being closed for a few months for remodeling, the Tastee Freez restaurant at 17 S. Lincolnway in North Aurora reopened recently for business.
“Business is picking up,” manager Muhammed Abdulghani said Friday. “The word is spreading. We’re hoping for warmer weather.”
He might get his wish. According to Accuweather, temperatures could hit 80 degrees Wednesday.
The restaurant reopened two weeks ago, Abdulghani said. The North Aurora location was built in 1967.
The reopened restaurant features an expanded food menu with a variety of items, including chicken wings, seafood, wraps and hot dogs, along with sandwiches and burgers.
“Before, we were just selling cheeseburgers and hot dogs,” Abdulghani said. “People are happy with the new menu.”
The restaurant also sells a variety of treats, including ice cream, shakes, malts, smoothies and sundaes. Every week, the restaurant features a flavor of the week, he said.
Other improvements at the restaurant include a new parking lot, as well as a digital sign.
The Tastee Freez chain started in 1950 and is known for its ice cream, old-fashioned sundaes, strawberry shortcake and other items. The North Aurora Tastee Freez is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Information is available by calling the restaurant at 630-892-0599.