Cozy Corner opened its doors about a month ago on Harlem Avenue in Norwood Park, offering dining options ranging from omelets and French toast to burgers and corned beef.
It is the fourth Cozy Corner location, with other restaurants in Logan Square, Hermosa and Edgewater. The new location is at 5454 N. Harlem Ave., near Harwood Heights. According to its website, the Harlem Avenue restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.
Other Cozy Corner menu items include Mexican breakfasts, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, chicken, wraps, sandwiches and more.
“We’ve been doing this for quite some time,” owner Peter Iatrides said. “We continuously strive year after year to get better by putting better quality on the plate, continuing to give excellent service, and always giving the people great value through our early bird and all-day specials.”
Iatrides said setting up an establishment along Harlem Avenue makes sense because “there was a restaurant there for years,” referring to Sally’s Waffle Shoppe.
“We came in, we brought our brand, and we breathed life into the location,” he said, adding that Harlem Avenue provides a high-traffic area, and the location is close to Interstate 90.
“All our restaurants are on the north side of Chicago, so it provided a nice synergy for all the locations,” Iatrides said. “Because our other locations are only about five to six miles away from each other, I think altogether now the four locations play an integral part with each other.”
Iatrides said as the Harlem Avenue location’s opening date neared, people nearby were “awaiting our opening.” He said the restaurant has drawn customers from the nearby area, such as Norridge and Harwood Heights, as well as those in Edison Park, Park Ridge and Niles.
“This being our fourth Chicagoland location, I think people are starting to recognize us as a quality player in the market,” Iatrides said.