It will be much easier to pack on the pounds once a new Oberweis complex opens later this year.
On Tuesday, the Algonquin Village Board unanimously approved a final planned unit development and special use permit for a 5,000-square-foot complex at 235 S. Randall Road.
The complex will house an Oberweis Dairy, That Burger Joint and Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria. All three are owned by the Oberweis company.
The complex will have outdoor seating with a “decorative” iron fence and drive-thrus for all three shops. The building will have a common entrance facing west toward a parking lot, according to village documents.
Construction could begin this summer. To “unify the building visually,” a common masonry foundation will run along its base.
“Staff believes that while having three distinct facade treatments on a retail building of this small of a size is unique, it does serve to provide visual interest and reflects Oberweis’ intention to present a sort of food court offering to clients,” a village memo from senior planner Benjamin Mason said.
Mason said he’s “very excited to have them coming to town.”
Algonquin Village President John Schmitt said he also is looking forward to the new eateries.
“You can get a hamburger and then go get an ice cream cone after. It’s great. Oberweis is a very successful company. They know their market,” said Schmitt, adding that developers must work with the Community Development Department and obtain proper permits.
Oberweis Dairy products, including ice cream, shakes and malts, are free of artificial growth hormones and antibiotics, according its website. That Burger Joint is a fast and casual chain serving burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. Woodgrain pizza specializes in 90-second personal pizzas made in an 800-degree oven.