The opening of Glen Ellyn's Peanut Butter Planet restaurant, 546 Crescent Blvd., is near. Owner Frank Pecora is finalizing the menu, the furniture has arrived, and the eatery has passed a Health Department inspection.
The restaurant also has been listed as one of the stops during Glen Ellyn's Restaurant Week Jan. 24-Feb. 6.
On Monday, the Glen Ellyn Village Board will determine whether Pecora will get the economic development grants for which he's applied.
According to Peanut Butter Planet's Facebook page Saturday, Jan. 12, it's a "Big Week for the Planet!"
"We ran a treat today and have goal of serving our guest in less then 6 minutes!," according to Saturday's post. "Keep checking back. Our full menu will be posted this week!"
The concept for Peanut Butter Planet stems from the notion that the peanut butter sandwich is one of the world's perfect foods; Pecora plans to take it beyond what you remember from childhood. According to Facebook, diners will find "new twists on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
Ingredients will be free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients.
"Our butters, jams, jellies and bread are produced by food artisans who share our vision of feeding a happier and healthier planet."
The menu has not yet been posted, but expect to find some unexpected treats, like the "Nuttin' But a Hound Dog," made of peanut butter, bananas, honey and bacon, or The Blackhawk, with peanut butter, Nutella and raspberry preserves on a pretzel roll.