Pork & Mindy's
The 2,500-square foot restaurant will open in late 2015, and will feature a multitude of tempting meats between two slices of bread, like bao pork, pulled smoked chicken, and pulled lamb. There will also be a super-crispy bacon BLT called Pig Candy and a waffle-bun chicken sandwich, according to the Chicagoist. The restaurant will also be a haven for local musicians and artists to showcase their work.
This is Mauro’s first restaurant, but not for long. He told the Chicago Tribune that this restaurant will be a flagship, and he and co-founder Kevin Corsello, have already been asked about franchising.
"My philosophy on sandwiches, and I've made a career of showcasing them, is simplicity," Mauro said. "There are too many sloppy sandwiches out there; my flavors are complex, but there will be no more than three or four ingredients.”