Joey’s Red Hots will open its seventh location on Monday at 9135 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills. (Photo by Steve Neuhaus)

Joey’s Red Hots will open its seventh location on Monday at 9135 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills. (Photo by Steve Neuhaus)

Comings & Goings: Joey’s Red Hots to open Monday in Orland Hills

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By Bob Bong

Co-owner Anthony Nardo is not one to miss an opportunity to expand the reach of the Joey’s Red Hots empire.

The Orland Park-based chain of restaurants has set Monday, February 26, as the opening date for its newest Joey’s location, in Orland Hills.

Nardo and his partner Nick Iozzo jumped quickly when the latest location at 9135 W. 159th St. became available in October after Chicken-N-Spice closed.

“It was brought to our attention it was available and we fell in love with it,” Nardo said. “I think this location will do very well. It’s on 159th Street.”

He said there was some remodeling required. “We had to make it our own. Joey’s has a brand,” he said.

The newest Joey’s will be the second to offer a drive-thru. The first was the location in Riverdale, which opened in 2022. All locations offer carry-outs, dine-in and patio seating.

Orland Hills will feature a full menu, including pizza slices.

The chain will now have seven locations: the original site at 17400 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park, New Lenox, Crest Hill, Chicago’s Morgan Park community, Justice, Riverdale, and Orland Hills. Gaming machines are available where legal. The company also operates eight food trucks.

The restaurant will employ from six to eight employees.

Hours at the new location will be 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily to start. “We might stay open until midnight on weekends,” Nardo said.

For information, visit their website at joeysredhots.com, or check out their Facebook page at Joey’s Red Hots.

3 Comments

  1. Mark on February 23, 2024 at 5:22 pm

    It seems when businesses expand from their original location, the quality of their products diminish. Hopefully this will not be the case.



    • Danny on February 25, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      Mark. They opened up 5 other locations not including the newest one in Orland Hills. The quality hasn’t gone down. Don’t think we have to worry about this one



  2. Susan on February 25, 2024 at 11:03 am

    Joeys is the bomb!!! Use to order daily for lunch until the walg I worked at closed. This location is closer to my home and I will be stopping by for hot dogs very soon!



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