Muscle Maker Grill Makes Counting Calories Easier Than Push Ups
A new health-focused restaurant recently opened near Northbrook with a huge menu of lunch and dinner choices.
Since March 4, folks looking for healthy meals at lunch or dinner have a giant new menu of choices. Muscle Maker Grill at 2532 Waukegan Rd. in Glenview has more than 30 different items on their vast menu, ranging from meat entrees and wraps, to protein smoothies and fit salads.
"All our staff is trained to walk anyone through the menu, it might be a little overwhelming at first," manager John Gessert told Patch. "We're very interactive, we want the customer to feel at home."
Muscle Maker, a national restaurant chain, shows calory counts next to every single menu item. The restaurant also offers take out, delivery and catering.
"This community fits the bill, with the desire to have a healthy dining alternative," Gessert said, explaining the restaurant's location near the Northbrook-Glenview border. "Lots of personal trainers and gyms in the area, they love the healthy choices, the lean protein, low carbs, low fat, posted calorie counts."
It's hardly a bland menu, the appetizer menu features chicken nuggets, baked potato and edamame. There's plenty of vegetarian and low carb solutions too.
"We have an emphasis on flavor, it's got to taste good," Gessert said.
"We don't use salt, we let the flavor of the ingredients shine," he added.