From the stadium to the head table, Levy leverages unbridled creativity, custom strategies, impeccable service, and true love for great food to create unforgettable experiences.
It all began in Chicago.
In 1978, brothers Larry and Mark Levy invested in D.B. Kaplan's Delicatessen in Chicago's Water Tower Place. With help from their mother, Eadie, and some authentic family recipes, Levy Restaurants was born.
Larry and Mark called on their mom, Eadie, to help at the deli. Thereafter, Eadie Levy was known as our “Company Mom”
Sports catering was born.
In 1982, Levy pioneered the concept of fine dining in stadiums at the old Comiskey Park (then home of the Chicago White Sox). In 1985, we expanded our services to Wrigley Field, and the rest is history.
Levy's first foray into professional sports dining, Comiskey Park, 1982
We made it to Disney World.
In 1989, Levy became the first outside organization to create, own, and operate restaurants in Walt Disney World Resort.
Portobello in Downtown Walt Disney World, first restaurant outside of Chicago
We gained an international partner.
In 2000, Levy partnered with Charlotte-based Compass Group North America, the leading food management company in the country, and a subsidiary of UK-based Compass Group PLC, an international industry leader.
Compass Group USA, Levy joins a larger family in 2000
We created our own consulting firm.
In 2014, Levy’s insights-driven subsidiary made its debut. E15 helps our partners optimize user experience and outperform competitors by providing advanced analytics as a guidepost in the decision-making process.
Data, Analytics and Technology, driven by E15 Group
From creating a 50th anniversary clothing line for the St. Louis Blues to a Chicago Cubs pop-up shop along the Magnificent Mile, our growth in retail has been tremendous. With new partners Vegas Golden Knights, and the Brooklyn Nets added to our roster, we kicked off 2017 with big news, the launch of Rank + Rally, our retail division.
Our retail prowess grew beyond the game as we debuted our retail brand, Rank & Rally
We are the original disruptors.
We’re dreamers who make big things happen.
We design experiences that hit all five senses.
The best work is done by the nicest people.
We’re constantly renewing our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. From tapping local growers for produce and meats to using eco-friendly servingware, we’re protecting our world and celebrating it, too.
Hunger is a cause we’ll always be ready to fight. With the help of local food pantry partners, we’re donating what we do best to take care of our communities by making them safer, stronger, and healthier.
Since 2009, PETA has named Levy among the Top Vegetarian Friendly Ballparks, Stadiums and Arenas. All locations offer vegetarian-friendly menus and fresh, healthy options for every dining experience.
Michelin Guide: Star Ratings
James Beard Award: Best Midwest Chef
James Beard Nominee: Outstanding Restaurant, Service, and Chef
Wine Spectator: America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants
Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence
Chicago Magazine: 20 Best New Restaurants
Chicago Tribune Dining Award: United Center
Forbes: America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2018
Forbes: America’s Best Large Employers 2017
Chicago Magazine: Top 40 Chicago Restaurants
Chicago Social: Chicago’s Rising Star Chefs
Chicago Tribune: Outstanding Restaurant
Zagat: Hottest New Restaurants
Zagat: Best Restaurants in Illinois
PETA: Most Vegetarian Friendly NFL Stadium Award
Mammoth Food & Wine Experience: Best Dish 2016
The Arc: Catalyst Awards – National Employer of the Year
VIBE: Vista Responsible Alcohol Service Program Award