Welcome to Buona! We are the restaurant whose literal foundation was dug by Joe Buonavolanto Sr. in Berwyn, IL, 1981, and has since expanded significantly. With 20+ locations, we are now officially the largest, family-owned and operated restaurant in greater Chicago!

We're passionate. We're aggressive. We're family. Most importantly, we're growing - and so can you!

Our commitment to team development and promotion from within creates professional opportunities and personal growth. Many of our managers, corporate employees and department heads started their careers as team members and worked their way up in the company. You won’t find another company that genuinely cares about developing talent as much as we do!

So, in case you haven't already noticed, this isn't your average job. At Buona, we believe that our employees should feel like more than just a team, they need to feel like family.

Want more Buona? Of course, you do! Learn more about our family & beef history here: https://buona.com/beefography

  • Competitive Pay + Next Day Pay!

  • Great bonus program for managers!

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package (full-time eligible employees)

  • Work-Life Balance - family means everything to us!

  • Growth & Development Opportunities - as we grow, so will you!

  • Easy Commute - we're everywhere!

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Algonquin, IL

Berwyn, IL

Beverly, IL

Bolingbrook, IL

Chicago, IL

Countryside, IL

Darien, IL

Flossmoor, IL

Frankfort, IL

Glen Ellyn, IL

Glendale Heights, IL

Harwood Heights, IL

Hillside, IL

Hoffman Estates, IL

Itasca, IL

Lakemoor, IL

Montgomery, IL

Mt. Prospect, IL

Naperville, IL

Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Park, IL

Orland Park, IL

Rosemont, IL

Schererville, IN

Skokie, IL

St. Charles, IL

Streeterville, IL

Meet some of the friendly faces of Buona!

From Corporate Trainers, to Area Coaches, to Corporate Directors, these are the faces you'll want to know. They might just be the ones extending a helping hand when you most need it.

  • Brie Craft

    New Store Training Coordinator

  • Ron Scanlan

    Area Coach

  • Dominic Fallara

    Director of Operations

  • Joe Buonavolanto III

    Director of People

  • Nicole Hughes

    Area Coach

  • Angel Valdez

    Skokie General Manager

  • Izabell Torres

    Hillside AGM

  • Nicole Hughes

    Area Coach

    “ This has been the best career decision I've made! I am very excited to broaden my future as I continue crafting my abilities in the industries. ”

  • Lyanne Aparicio

    HR Generalist

    “ I started working for Buona as an hourly cashier and made my way up to corporate as the HR Generalist. Thanks to the guidance of my supervisors and team, I have grown so much within the organization, personally and professionally. ”

  • Zoe Flores

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    “ I never thought that joining the Buona team as an hourly cashier would lead me to where I am today. Buona gave me the tools and opportunities to grow and learn new things, so I'm excited for what the future holds! ”