Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates Morton's of Chicago, a high-end steakhouse restaurant chain aimed at a business clientele, and Bertolini's Authentic Trattorias, a smaller chain offering Italian specialties in a casual dining atmosphere. At the end of 1998 Morton's Restaurant Group owned and operated 43 Morton's of Chicago and 12 Bertolini's units. All Morton's of Chicago restaurants were similar in style, concept, and decor, and were located in retail, hotel, commercial, and office building complexes in major metropolitan areas and urban centers. Catering primarily to business-oriented clients, Morton's of Chicago had an average per person check of about $65 in 1998. The Bertolini's restaurants offered white tablecloth service, with an average per person check of about $20. Morton's Restaurant Group also held a minority of stock in two other restaurant chains, Mick's and Peasant.




Warm Spinach Chopped Salad

Morton's Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

1 pound spinach, chopped
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve the fat)

1/2 cup salad oil
3 tablespoons bacon fat from drippings
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 small onion, grated

Heat all the ingredients for the hot bacon dressing for 10 minutes. Pour over salad and serve immediately.

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