Bar Louie Looks to Take California’s Bar Industry to the Top Shelf
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Bar Louie Looks to Take California’s Bar Industry to the Top Shelf

ADDISON, Texas - June 26, 2017 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - If you’re on the West Coast, your chance to experience a Bar Louie just became much more likely. The neighborhood bar and eatery featuring handcrafted cocktails and made-from-scratch food is pleased to announce plans to expand to the West Coast. Leadership at Bar Louie expects locations to open in San Diego County, Los Angeles County and key cities in Northern California over the next 5 years.

With more than 125 locations across 26 states and the District of Columbia, this will be Bar Louie’s first time venturing to the West Coast, and the new locations will be opened under the leadership of Robert Levyssohn, Director of Real Estate for the West. Already taking a step toward California expansion, two Bar Louie restaurants recently opened in the Los Angeles area. The first at 9301 Tampa Avenue in Northridge, CA and the second at 8860 Apollo Way in Downey, CA. In total, the projected new locations will create more than 4,000 new jobs.

“Just like every different city in California from Eureka down to San Diego, each Bar Louie location has its own set of diverse characteristics and provides a unique atmosphere to its guests,” said Levyssohn. “We can’t wait to see what new experiences potential Bar Louie corporate locations and franchised locations will bring to their communities. Californians will soon come to love the five-dollar burgers on Tuesdays and Brews and Blues nights and the upcoming National Martini Day.”

Bar Louie is seeking to expand both through corporate locations and qualified franchise partners. Levyssohn noted that San Diego County can hold up to eight locations, Los Angeles County and the nearby Orange County are ready for 32 Bar Louie restaurants. While the development focus is mostly on Southern California, the company is also looking to bring locations to key areas in Northern California, including San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento.

The bar and eatery is looking to attract local entrepreneurs and restaurateurs who are looking to expand their portfolio. To appeal to a broader consumer base, the concept offers four revenue streams with its four unique dayparts - lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night.

Founded in Chicago’s River North neighborhood in 1991, Bar Louie emerged from local restaurants and sandwich shops opened by its founders, local Chicago restaurateurs. When Bar Louie was first established, its two founders set out with a goal to continue the tradition of these shops while also giving local residents dining and beverage options for each part of the day. The “Louie” sandwich was a staple of the early restaurants and is still served at Bar Louie establishments across the country.

For more information on franchising opportunities in California, please contact Jill Szymanski at or visit

About Bar Louie

Bar Louie is a national collection of neighborhood bars featuring hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, delectable food and an inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy time with friends and mingle with new people. Founded in 1991 in Chicago, Bar Louie has more than 125 locations across the United States and is growing through both franchising and corporate locations. Open during four parts of the day - lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night - Bar Louie is an award-winning concept with a progressively hip and lively atmosphere. For more information on Bar Louie, visit To learn about franchising opportunities with Bar Louie, go to


Mandi Gualtieri
Fishman PR

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