Welcome to Krafted Burger Bar + Tap – a chef-curated Burger Bar from the mind of a very well-travelled, world-renowned Chef. Hand-krafted burgers and sandwiches inspired by Chef Robert Kabakoff’s global travels tell the story of the countries, states, neighborhoods, and the people they’re named after. From Chicago to Japan, from San Francisco to Greece, Krafted’s burgers paint a flavorful picture from their fresh, carefully curated ingredients. Don’t let the fancy pedigree fool you, however – you’re here to relax, unwind and eat and drink like a champ. Kick back and grab one of our 46 craft beers or cocktails on-tap, while you enjoy burgers, chicken thigh sandwiches, pizzas and more with your friends.
CraveworthyBrands owns and operates Krafted – a globally-inspired burger joint – with two locations in the Chicagoland area open, with more in the pipeline for 2023.
“World-renowned chef and Chicagoland native Robert Kabakoff, together with Majewski, created notable menu items including an array of gourmet flat top burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, tavern-style pizzas and salads. The burgers feature a variety of flavors that include classics like the American and more bold flavors such as the Greektown, with feta cheese, olive relish, pickled red onions, tomato and harissa aioli. Other unique offerings include shareables like tempura-fried cauliflower and twice-fried chicken wings, hand-battered fried chicken sandwiches and wild pizzas like the Cypress Hill - with fried chicken, spicy BBQ, tomato and crispy fried onions. There are also more than 46 craft beer offerings, as well as a mix of cocktails on tap and wines for a refreshing addition to a savory meal.
"Krafted Burger Bar + Tap has been a labor of love for me for the last several years, and to see it finally come to fruition is very fulfilling. It reflects my international travels and the tastes of the world that I've grown to adore. With the backing of a well-established restaurant veteran like Gregg and his team, I'm confident Krafted will take the burger category by storm," said Chef Kabakoff."In terms of the variety of flavors, there's no other burger concept out there quite like this.”
Chef Kabakoff founded Krafted Burger Bar + Tap intending to revitalize tried and true American classics with a chef-driven twist without the pretentious vibe. Many of the names for the menu items take inspiration from the places and people Chef Kabakoff has met during his travels, showcasing the thoughtfulness and variety behind the menu.
Chef Kabakoff has won the American Culinary Federation National Championship and the American Culinary Federation Wild Game National Championship. He was Phoenix Chef of the Year and his food has been featured on Regis and Kathy Lee and in The Wall Street Journal. He has also done extensive food tours through Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Bangkok, Mexico, Chile, British Columbia, Italy, France, Tokyo, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and Argentina His food and systems are nationally known as pinnacles in the industry.
Chef Kabakoff has worked with many internationally known brands over the past 3 decades. He served as consultant for YUM! International, Le Duff International, Mongolian Concepts and was the Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Training for Houston’s (Hillstone)Restaurant Group for over a decade. Robert holds his Culinary Degree from The Culinary Institute of America in New York.
Philanthropy is Chef’s other passion - he is the former Chairman of the alumni council of the CIA as well as a Fellow on the developmental board. He founded the RUNFOR YOUR KNIVES 5K race that benefits student scholarships Robert’s real passion is the PR Foundation which he founded with “Panini Pete Blohme” 4 years ago. The PR Foundation supports Military Veterans, People with Special Needs and No Kill Animal Shelters. He ran the Boston Marathon in support of Jump Start for intercity literacy. Learn more about the PR Foundation.