ST. CHARLES – An Aurora-based business later this month will open its second location at the former site of another restaurant on St. Charles east side.
Mother's Pancake House is moving into a location at 3755 E. Main St. in St. Charles, its owner Hasnaa Hussein said Wednesday. The breakfast and lunch restaurant has a location at 2290 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.
Hussein was interested in expanding and heard from a St. Charles Chamber of Commerce friend that the North Avenue Charhouse property was open. The charhouse closed for business after June 16 because its owner, Peter Lambropolous, wanted to retire, his son Chris said Tuesday.
Hussein said she is excited about coming to St. Charles and will divide her time between the two restaurants to make sure customers are satisfied. She will have managers at both locations to take care of operations as well.
"We want to surprise St. Charles," Hussein said. "I want to have good food, good prices and good service, too."
Hussein said the St. Charles location is currently undergoing renovations before its grand opening. Changes include converting the Charhouse bar to a coffee counter and the addition of three large TVs in the restaurant's back meeting room.
Customers can expect the same plentiful portions offered at the Aurora Mother's location. The St. Charles location is in a larger building than the Aurora location, Hussein said.
"We have everything homemade. We do fresh eggs every day, everything fresh," Hussein said.
Mother's Pancake House is hiring waiters, busboys and dishwashers for its second location at 3755 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Applicants can pick up paperwork at the restaurant when it is open for renovations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.