Name: Chef’s Table II (Hog Wild)

How Long In Business: Four months.

Location: 1560 Burnham Ave., Calumet City, Ill., (708) 868-3532.

Nature of Business: Small family diner serving lunch and dinner with eat-in

and carry-out service.

Fresh Facts: Owner, Charlotte Pikorz, helped and supported by her husband,

Walter and family, relates that the original facility opened in Peotone in

1986. Currently, her son, Steve Pikorz, owns two such eateries in Midlothian

and Tinley Park, which he has aptly named “Hog Wild.” His mother reveals the marinated and grilled 1 1/4-inch pork chop is the specialty at both locations,

as well as the new one in Calumet City where grandson, Michael Pikorz, is manager and operator.

“Marinade recipes were formulated with over 20 years of experimentation”

adds Grandma Pikorz.

The family also does catering on site with outdoor mobile grills for

complete dinners, meat entrees, pig roasts, fests and receptions.

Revenues/Profit: Too early to determine.

Motto: “Good Food Fast!”