Comings & Goings: Oberweis launches That Burger Joint

What was once a Carribou Coffee is now That burger joint in south Naperville on 95th Street. Opened earlier this year by Oberweiss owners, this fast-food location not only complements the Oberweiss ice cream and dairy product line but is re-branding burger quality with its humane certified Angus beef patties.  |  Daina Saleh~Sun-Times Media
What was once a Carribou Coffee is now That burger joint in south Naperville on 95th Street. Opened earlier this year by Oberweiss owners, this fast-food location not only complements the Oberweiss ice cream and dairy product line but is re-branding burger quality with its humane certified Angus beef patties. | Daina Saleh~Sun-Times Media

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That Burger Joint

Where: 2879 95th St., Naperville

Call: 630-922-7756

Email: naervillesouthil@tbjburgers.com

Web: tbjburgers.com

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday

Naperville Gymnastics and Dance Academy

Where: 800 Enterprise Court, Naperville

Call: 630-416-7114

Web: napervillegymnastics.com

Hours: See website for schedule

City Meat Market

Where: 790 Royal St. George, suite 127, Naperville

Call: Disconnected

Web: citymeatmarket.us

Hours: closed

Wanting to expand their expertise, Oberweis Dairy has launched a new brand with That Burger Joint. The first Naperville location recently opened at 2879 95th St., next door to the popular ice cream shop.

“Nothing goes better (together) than ice cream and burgers,” said Joe Oberweis, president and CEO of Oberweis Dairy. “We want to be really good at both.”

The idea was first implemented at their Skokie Oberweis location in 2012.

Breaking down the walls between the two different food locations while keeping each design individual was at the forefront of the concept.

“We want to keep the experience separated. You can step over to get your ice cream after you finish your meal, order it right after ordering your meal, or choose not to,” Joe Oberweis explains.

Needless to say, it’s been a success.

“We are offering a new brand, but with the same experience and focus on quality as our customers know,” Oberweis explains.

That Burger Joint offers traditional burgers made from never-frozen, all-Angus-beef patties.

Staying true to the Oberweis motto of going over and beyond for great quality, the meat is also certified humane by Humane Farm Animal Care, Oberweis says.

“Our beef has no hormones, no antibiotics and is certified humane,” Joe Oberweis says.

“All our burgers are very juicy. Our grilled chicken sandwiches are probably the best I’ve ever eaten,” he adds about the grilled all-white meat, which is clean of any artificial ingredients, colors or chemical preservatives.

He also urges customers to try their pretzel bun, a favorite with his dad and him.

Hot dogs next to hand-cut fries from real Idaho russet potatoes round off this simple menu.

Still room for desert? Step over into Oberweis Dairy, promising quality dairy since its inception in 1915 by founder Peter Oberweis.

More gymnastics

After almost 22 years on Quincy Road, owner Keith Carter of Naperville Gymnastics is thinking big by moving his gymnastics operation to a building on North Aurora Road designed to meet his specific criteria.

“I have this one (building) built to my specifications,” adds Carter of the 800 Enterprise Court location, stressing the importance of ceiling spans without beams, and an increase in gym and office space. There’s also plenty of room to add more classes in gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, acrobatics and dance.

Carter looks forward to expanding an already booming birthday party venue with new inflatables, a rock climbing wall and a ropes course.

“I’m also planning on adding a pool,” Carter predicts, and will keep the location at 1743 Quincy Ave. for basketball courts.

The former gymnast and high school coach started Naperville Gymnastics in 1992 at 1688 Quincy Ave., originally thinking this would be a part-time business opportunity. The gymnasium quickly expanded from about 50 students the first year to more than 400 kids by the second year.

“We are looking to be up and running by the summer session,” says Carter of the new location. Summer sessions start in June.

Abrupt shutdown

City Meat Market, run by the Hudetz Family of Naperville at 790 Royal St. George Drive, unexpectedly closed at the end of last year.

The store’s website posts say the abrupt closing came Dec. 31 when the landlord decided to close shop. Owners had sold it to the landlord in August.

Richard Schnobrich of Arthur Goldner & Associates, Cress Creek Square’s leasing agent, declined to comment about the development. A message left for the landlord remained unanswered. An email to the Hudetz family also has remained unanswered.

The store’s website says its philosophy was “to provide fresh, high-quality ingredients from value-added meats to prepared foods.”

Know of a business coming to or leaving Naperville? Contact Daina Saleh at dainasunbiz@gmail.com.

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