DOWNERS GROVE – Trains are a big hit with kids, but Nick Gianacakos envisioned a restaurant with a broader appeal when he opened All Aboard Diner in Downers Grove a decade ago.
His approach was simple: Combine the train experience with good food and service.
“It's not just a kids' restaurant. We constantly run specials and change the menu for adults,” Gianacakos said.
Other restaurants that feature a children’s theme tend to limit their menu offerings to children’s favorites. But Gianacakos decided to expand his menu well beyond pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken nuggets.