The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group chose Chicago’s Willis Tower as the home for Kindling Downtown Cookout & Cocktails. Headed by a James Beard award-winning chef, Kindling features live fire cooking, global flavors, three bars and capacity for 500 guests. The two-level restaurant occupies 17,000 square feet in the iconic building, which previously underwent a $500 million remodeling of amenities, systems, entrances and other design elements.
DMA assisted with the Willis Tower transformation and provided project management oversight on behalf of building ownership throughout the construction of Kindling. DMA team members worked closely with the general contractor and building engineering team to ensure smooth project progress. Work included coordinating the fabrication and installation of interior and exterior signage. Kindling occupies a prominent spot on the ground and second floors of Willis Tower at the corner of Adams and Franklin Streets.