The closing likelihood to seize a triple cheese stuffed pretzel from Gnarly Knots Pretzel Co. in Winfield is right this moment — which additionally occurs to be National Pretzel Day.
“We were actually going to close a couple of weeks earlier,” Funi McLoughlin, who co-owns Gnarly Knots with Matt Finn. “But because of National Pretzel Day, we decided to wait.”
In February, McLoughlin and Finn introduced their plans to shut Gnarly Knots at 27W570 High Lake Road — a former Winfield home that was greater than a century previous. The Lombard residents have been bored with coping with a cramped kitchen house and buyer complaints of no public washrooms.
Gnarly Knots turned an immediate hit when it first opened in 2013. The common Winfield luncheon spot additionally gained nationwide cable TV recognition by way of exhibits on the Travel Channel and Food Network. A franchised Gnarly Knots location in Barrington opened in 2017 however didn’t survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
McLoughlin and Finn in February revealed their plans to relocate Gnarly Knots to 100 W. St. Charles Road in Lombard.
Since Gnarly Knots continues to be within the allowing course of to construct a brand new kitchen as a part of renovating the previous espresso home, McLoughlin did not have a reopening date prepared apart from “hopefully summer.”
“We’re really sad to be leaving,” McLoughlin mentioned. “We’ll be about 12,000 pretzels shy of having sold a million pretzels in Winfield over the past nine years, which is extraordinary. We have Winfield to thank for that.”