Claim Company to blaze a new trail

Big news, Motherlode lovers: The Claim Company is staking out new territory.

The Claim Company – whose history in Northbrook Court dates back to an original location four decades ago – will be leaving its current site on Aug. 29 and heading to a new home this fall near Mariano’s, at the intersection of Skokie Boulevard and Dundee Road in Northbrook.

Returning to that stretch of town is like coming home again for The Claim Company’s owners, who created Forty One North An American Grill that operated for nine years on Skokie Boulevard.

The wagon wheels for the move were set in motion by Northbrook Court redevelopment plans, which did not include The Claim Company. Still, the partners had a strong desire to remain in Northbrook, where they have happily served their loyal customers for many years.

“We are truly touched by the community’s support of us and want to thank everyone for the last 10 years we’ve enjoyed at Northbrook Court in our current location,” said owner Arnie Krause. “We have developed so many wonderful relationships with generations of families and are looking forward to continuing the journey with everyone.”

The new site will feature a streamlined menu while retaining the build-your-own burgers, hearty entrees and popular Salad Saloon that customers have come to love.  It will also better serve delivery and takeout customers.

The owners are urging everyone to saddle up and head on over to the new site when it opens and to follow their progress on Facebook and at

See y’all soon! 

Contact: Arnie at 847-291-9111 or