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How He Went From Burned Out Restaurant Executive to the Entrepreneur Behind 2 Successful Businesses (Podcast)

We speak with Michael Schultz, who founded both Fairgrounds Coffee, which serves coffees and teas from different brewers, and Infuse Hospitality, a provider of custom cafes.


The Best Whiskeys To Pair With A Warm Blanket And A Roaring Fire

Infuse Hospitality’s beverage director recommends the Lagavulin 12 Cask Strength. “You have the smoke and fire already in the bottle.”

Chicago Tribune:

Breakfast with Ina: Kosher coffee shop offers delightful toast, plus more can’t-miss meals

Bond Coffee Collective’s owners transformed an empty bank building on a busy West Rogers Park corner into an inviting space.

Eater Chicago:

19 Outstanding Spots To Sip Tea in Chicago

Infuse Hospitality concept Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea is featured as one of the best places to sip tea in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune:

Out-of-town coffee programs offer a taste of what’s beyond Chicago

The demand for coffee is big here, some of the country’s up-and-coming brewers are based here, and there’s a seemingly endless surge in new roasters popping up across the city and suburbs.


Inspired By Beer, A Chicago Entrepreneur Is Bringing Coffee Drinkers A Choice In Brews

Schultz has experience in seeing a coffee concept take off. He is the founder of Infuse Hospitality, which provides upscale coffee service at 32 corporate locations, including Tyson Foods, Yelp, ConAgra and SalesForce.

American Express:

How Better Coffee Can Perk Up Employees—and Businesses

Want a skinny, half-caf, two-pump latte? You might be able to find it at an office near you. Baristas are in demand and cold brew is on tap as the growing love of craft coffee pours into office parks and break rooms everywhere.


The Office Barista Will Now Take Your Order

Forget the sludge in the break room. The latest corporate perk is a barista who knows how to pour.

New York Times:

Freds at Barneys New York

The closing of Barneys will not affect the ninth floor restaurant, as Infuse Hospitality is set to take over.

Chicago Business Journal:

Chicago’s former Apparel Center gets a complete makeover

Infuse Hospitality tapped to manage food and beverage amenity concept for the new 350 North Orleans building


No18 Readies Gourmet Breakfast And Lunch Offerings For Members Of Their Luxe Coworking Space In Atlanta

Upon stepping into No18’s new Buckhead location, it’s clear that this isn’t your ordinary coworking space, with a bistro managed by Infuse Hospitality.

Minnesota Monthly:

The Best of MN 2018

High ceilings, soft blue-and-yellow accents, colorful chairs, the Instagrammable light-up “F” above the coffee station—Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea’s North Loop space (there are locations in Chicago and L.A., too) oozes with aesthetic.

Food Management:

Chicago’s Willis Tower opens new dining options as workplace amenities

“It used to be that the area the business building was in was the attraction – say, the fact that it was in downtown Chicago near Fulton Market – but the building is becoming the self-contained amenity in itself,” says Michael Schultz, founder of Infuse Hospitality, which recently launched two new dining options in Chicago’s Willis Tower.

Food Network:

The 30 Most-Instagrammed Foods in Chicago

Feast your eyes on these cheesy, sweet and over-the-top dishes that are tasty to both savor and share.

Conde Nast Traveler:

14 Best Coffee Shops in ChicagoReally.

Infuse Hospitality concept is featured and voted as one of the best coffee and tea shops in Chicago.

Crain’s Chicago Business:

This brand new coffee chain promises to be different. Really.

Schultz’s 18-month-old corporate coffee-bar business, Coffee & Tea Bar Hospitality, has more than 30 accounts across the country, including Conagra Brands’ Chicago headquarters, Yelp’s Chicago office and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

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