Caterer to open cafes at 2 Chicago train stations

January 12, 2013

The Associated Press

A catering company will open cafes at two Chicago Transit Authority train stations following approval Friday of leases by the transit board.

Wilmette-based Butterfield Kitchen will operate cafes at the Roosevelt station serving the Orange, Green and Red Lines and at the Jefferson Park Blue Line station.

Riders will be able to pick up made-to-order meals at the cafes. The station cafes will be Butterfield Kitchen's first retail locations.

The transit board also approved the purchase of at least 300 new buses for up to $148 million from Nova Bus, a division of Prevost Car Inc. The contract was awarded after a competitive bid process. Funding for the buses comes from federal formula funds and CTA bond proceeds.