Rose’s Cafe is still gluten free, but it’s no longer called Rose’s. The new owner of the popular Evanston and Highland Park restaurants has changed the name to Sophie’s Great Food in honor of his mother, Sophia Lemonis, who passed away in 2013 after an illness.
Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s reality series “The Profit,” purchased Rose’s in 2012 and sought to make it profitable while meeting the growing need for products catering to people with dietary restrictions and food allergies, according to a press release announcing the name change.
Sophie’s Great Food serves gluten-free cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has now expanded hours of operation covering seven days a week.
According to the press release, Sophie’s Great Food is the only 100% gluten-free bakery and café in the greater Chicagoland area. The restaurant chain serves pizza, soups and sandwiches in addition to providing fresh baked breads, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and muffins. The menu also features a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, and catering is available for parties, graduations and weddings. Recently expanded menu items include a signature Sophie’s Burger, Spinach Quiche, French Toast, a Monte Cristo Sandwich, and new chili bowl offerings: Chili Mac, Quinoa Chili and a Vegan Chili.
And according to media reports, Lemonis put his Lake Forest mansion on the market last spring.
Information from Sophie’s Great Food