U.S. Equities Realty Brings Sbarro to Illinois Tollway Oases

CHICAGO – U.S. Equities Realty today announced that the world’s leading quick service Italian restaurant concept, Sbarro, will open six new locations at the Illinois Tollway Oases. Sbarro restaurants will open at the Belvidere, Des Plaines, Hinsdale, Lake Forest, Lincoln and O’Hare Oases, and will vary in size from 700 to 1,240 square feet, for a total of 6,360 square feet.

The newest Sbarro is now open at the Lake Forest Oasis from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Sunday, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The remaining new locations will follow and can be easily accessed via convenient on-off ramps along the tollway, making it an easy stop for all Tollway travelers. 

“With the addition of Sbarro, we are expanding restaurant offerings for travelers and commuters alike,” said Kevin Stanley, vice president, U.S. Equities Realty, which manages and leases the Oases. “The growing dining options deliver even more attractions and services for all tollway users who visit the Oases.”

Sbarro restaurants feature a wide variety of Italian food, including pizza, a selection of pasta dishes and other hot and cold Italian entrees, salads, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. In total, it has more than 1,000 restaurants across 42 countries.

“Our newest Illinois locations help us meet the needs of our on-the-go clientele by providing excellent food in a fast self service atmosphere,” said Anthony Missano, president of business development, Sbarro Melville, NY. “With locations in the Illinois Tollway Oases, we will be able to provide fresh and authentic Italian food for all travelers who are living in or passing through Illinois.”

The Oases cater to more than 12 million annual visitors, and are home to ten retail shops and restaurants, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Subway and Panda Express. Each Oasis facility provides spacious food courts, ample seating featuring panoramic windows, kid-friendly spaces, and an easy stop for texting, cellular and Wi-Fi services.

“We want to offer a broad range of food options to our customers at the Tollway Oases,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “We congratulate U.S. Equities for bringing in this great new addition and are pleased to have Sbarro on board.”

For leasing inquiries, please contact Kevin Stanley or Yolanda Valle at 312-456-7000. For more information on U.S. Equities, please visit: For more information about the Oases, please visit:  

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About U.S. Equities Realty
U.S. Equities Realty, is a leading full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Chicago, with operations in Detroit, Philadelphia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Colombia. The company serves as a strategic real estate advisor to clients throughout the United States and Latin America, providing development, program management, build-to-suit and construction oversight services; asset management and leasing; tenant representation, consulting and advisory services; and acquisition, disposition and financing of real estate assets. The asset management services group provides asset oversight, property and facility management, marketing and leasing and strategic planning to a diverse group of clients. Currently, the portfolio includes more than 400 properties totaling over 24 million square feet of office, retail, institutional, dormitory, facility and residential management services for approximately 50 clients, including 2.5 million square feet of management assignments along Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue.


About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations.  The agency maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80).