2012 Double Chai in the Chi
If you’ve eaten at Protein Bar, then you already “know” Matt Matros. After losing 50 pounds, Matt took his life savings and opened up a restaurant that offers healthy, delicious, quinoa-based food to hungry Chicagoans. With five locations now open in Chicago and two soon to open in D.C., Protein Bar is quickly becoming a household name.
“Matt is a Jew you probably already know,” said Oy!Chicago blogger and personal trainer Ron Krit. “He’s quickly becoming a local success story and celebrity. He has been winning the hearts of diners, critics, and his growing staff. While investing every penny into Protein Bar, he gives his time to the JUF. Despite his busy schedule, he’s spoken at many JUF events and continues to make time to talk with staff.”
In addition to his spot on this list, Matt recently won the first James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. The award goes to an individual that displays excellent leadership at work, in the community, and philanthropically.
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