Taste of Chicago application deadline extended

February 22, 2012 3:38:13 PM PST
The shortened Taste of Chicago appears to be getting a lackluster response from local restaurants.

The Sun-Times reports that just 40 restaurants have applied to take part for the entire five-day festival. Fifteen have applied to take part for just one day.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said Wednesday it will extend the application deadline to Friday.

A spokesperson said many restaurants want to take part, but haven't had the opportunity to complete the application.

The Taste is scheduled for July 11 through the 15.