According to a recent article from the Daily Herald, MAAX Asian BBQ & Hot Pots will open in Arlington Heights at 222 E Algonquin Road.
A representative of MAAX Asian BBQ and Hot Pots was not available for immediate commentary upon What Now Chicago’s request.
While an official opening date has yet to be released, according to the article, Gavin Ma, the owner and manager of MAAX, is aiming for a planned opening in early 2024.
“Interior renovations are underway for the proposed MAAX Asian BBQ & Hot Pots, which will serve all-you-can-eat tableside barbecue and bowls of broth with pork, beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetables.”
“I like cooking,” said Gavin in the article, “I like to prepare good food for people.”
“Ma and his business partners have experience in the restaurant industry, but it’ll be their first Asian barbecue and hot pot concept. He hopes to tap into the large Asian population that lives in and visits the area.”
“I go to Mitsuwa a lot,” Ma said in the article about the large Japanese marketplace across the street on Tonne Drive. “I like the area. I like the atmosphere.”
“He’s now working to transform the interior of the 10,000-square-foot restaurant space, left vacant since the closure of Rack House at the height of the pandemic in 2020. Rack House opened in 2013, offering a menu of smokehouse items and a drink list that included whiskeys, bourbons, and craft beers. It replaced a Boston Blackie’s that shut its doors in 2010.”