Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Named Official Food and Beverage Partner of NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend


Today, NASCAR announced a new partnership with Chicago-based restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants (Lettuce), who will feature tailored menus from some of Chicago’s best restaurants during the Chicago Street Race Weekend. As the official food and beverage partner of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend, Lettuce will showcase a variety of signature items throughout the course including RPM Restaurants, Bub City, Sushi-san, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Summer House, Hub 51, The Oakville Grill & Cellar, and Tallboy Taco.

“Chicago is one of the top culinary destinations in the world, and we wanted to curate a food and drink experience that celebrates that fact and truly showcases the best of what Chicago has to offer,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “From RPM to Summer House to Bub City, Lettuce Entertain You is synonymous with the best restaurants in the Chicago, and we are proud to partner with them to bring this full range of dining options to our guests.”

The President’s Paddock Club, a 2-level elevated structure overlooking Pit Road and the Start-Finish Line, will provide guests unparalleled 360 degree sightlines of the park and street course including the iconic Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. To elevate the experience, RPM Restaurants will offer a premier, all-inclusive menu special to guests at the President’s Paddock Club including a signature pasta station from RPM Italian, carving station and a seafood bar.

To download the Chicago Street Race and Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants logo as well as images of some signature menu options, click here.

The hospitality that Lettuce is known for will also extend to the street course level Garden Suites across from Pit Road, panoramic views of the Congress Suites near the Start-Finish Line, and premium reserved seating Hospitality Clubs. Each location will offer the best of Lettuce dishes like sushi, salads, tacos and more from restaurants including Summer House, Sushi-san and Tallboy Taco. Throughout the Chicago Street Course, general admission ticket holders and reserved seating fans will have access to a host of Chicago flavors including signature barbecue items from Bub City. 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with NASCAR on the Chicago Street Race this summer and bring Lettuce food and hospitality to this amazing production,” says R.J. Melman, President Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. “Being a part of what we hope will be an iconic annual event is not only exciting for Lettuce but also for the city of Chicago.”

Chicago Street Race

As part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, the first-ever Chicago Street Race Weekend will feature the NASCAR Cup Series’ Grant Park 220 and NASCAR Xfinity Series’ The Loop 121 competing on a 12-turn, 2.2-mile street course, along with full-length concerts by The Chainsmokers and Miranda Lambert with the support of The Black Crowes and Charley Crockett over Fourth of July Weekend on July 1-2.

General admission and reserved tickets are on sale for the Chicago Street Race. Two-day general admission tickets start at $269 and reserved tickets that offer an array of opportunities including reserved seating and a wide variety of premium experiences start at $465. To purchase tickets, fans can log onto NASCARChicago.com or call 1-888-629-7223. 

The Grant Park 220 will be nationally broadcast on NBC on Sunday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT and The Loop 121 will be broadcast nationally on USA Network at 5:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. CT.

To stay up to date with the Chicago Street Race, fans can subscribe to receive exclusive Chicago Street Race emails, follow @NASCARChicago on Twitter and Facebook and download the NASCAR Tracks App for the latest real-time updates on all aspects of the event.

About Chicago Street Race

The Chicago Street Race is the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race. Located in downtown Chicago, the event will take competitors past and through many of the city’s most renowned downtown landmarks on Michigan Avenue, South Columbus Drive, South Lake Shore Drive and the start-finish line near Buckingham Fountain. The Cup Series will be joined by the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part of a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment festival headlined by Miranda Lambert, The Chainsmokers, Charley Crockett, and The Black Crowes over the Fourth of July Weekend on July 1-2, 2023. For more information, visit NASCARChicago.com.

About Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants 
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants is an independent, family-owned restaurant group based in Chicago that owns, manages and licenses more than 110 establishments in Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada, California, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida. We were founded in June 1971 by Richard Melman and Jerry A. Orzoff with the opening of R.J. Grunts and today, thanks to the creativity of our partners, we proudly serve guests at more than 60 concepts ranging from fast casual to fine dining restaurants. For more information, visit www.lettuce.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


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