Delicious Eats and Libations at The Hub

Oct 17, 2016

Champaign, Illinois is now the home for your new favorite “third place.” That’s because we just opened up The Hub, a brand new restaurant and sports bar right in the University of Illinois campus area. The Hub features signature cocktails like their Prickly Pear Margaritas and Fighting “Illini” Mojito as well as draft beers.


The Synergy team, along with select trainers, led a brand new staff through menu knowledge, steps of service, and hospitality leading up to opening day. The servers and bartenders experienced hands-on training including menu tasting, role play, team building exercises, and two rounds of mock service. The opening of the Hub was not only thoughtfully planned, but also successfully executed in a fun and high energy environment.

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You can enjoy premium burgers made oh a house-baked bun, brined wings and other delicious sharables with friends while watching the game on any one of their nine, sixty-inch TVs. Synergy’s own beverage consultant, George Barton, oversaw the staff training for  everything beer, wine and spirits. And Synergy chefs Justin Braly and Kim Berardi headed the back of house operations ensuring that every dish came out delicious. It’s safe to say, The Hub is the place for the best burger in Champaign and an ice cold beer!