Taste of Chicago 2015 draws 1.4 million people

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The 35th annual Taste of Chicago is wrapping up in Grant Park Sunday after another successful run with hundreds of vendors, thousands of people and free live music.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An estimated 1.4 million people turned out for the 35th annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park.

The five-day festival featured more than 200 menu items from 60 food vendors, including food trucks. The mayor's office released a breakdown of just how hungry food-lovers were this year.

To name a few, Billy Goat Tavern sold about 15,000 of their famous Cheeseborgers, Lou Malnati's dished up 35,500 slices of pizza, Eli's Cheesecake served nearly 40,000 slices of cheesecake and Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill sold 71,000 tacos.

Here's the full list from the mayor's office:

Beat Kitchen Empanadas

17,500 empanadas

Beavers Coffee + Donuts Mini Donuts

31,155 mini donuts

Billy Goat Tavern

15,000 cheeseborgers

BJ's Market and Bakery

18,000 servings of mustard-fried catfish

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

71,000 tacos

Chicago Lunchbox

6,750 Korean beef tacos

Chicago Lunchbox (Food Truck)

10,250 Vietnamese pork tacos

Churro Factory

15,000 churros

12,000 churritos

11,500 funnel cakes

7,600 portions of ice cream

Connie's Pizza Deep Dish

16,802 slices of cheese

16,462 slices of sausage

Eli's Cheesecake Co. Cheesecake

36,837 slices of cheesecake

Emerald Isle

11,400 Italian beef sandwiches

8,000 portions of lemon Italian ice

Farmer's Fridge

11,830 servings of watermelon gazpacho

12,270 servings of avocado toast

Franco's Ristorante

12,730 servings of lemon Italian ice

9,210 servings of watermelon Italian ice

Garifuna Flava

4,000 lbs. of jerk chicken

A Taste of Belize

3,000 lbs. of fried ripe plantains

La Bomba

28,700 jibaritos sandwiches

35,150 servings of pinchos

Gold Coast Dogs

11,600 Chicago-style hot dogs

7,700 servings of Chicago-style fries

Lawrence's Fish & Shrimp

16,500 popcorn shrimp

6,200 coconut shrimp

Lou Malnati's

35,500 slices of pizza

Oak Street Beach Cafe

8,220 bourbon chicken sliders

2,700 portions of "slipper" tail lobster

O'Briens Restaurant and Bar

19,000 ears of Celtic corn on the cob

Star of Siam

3,600 servings of grilled chicken satay

2,700 servings of pad Thai noodles

The Fudge Pot

2,300 servings of fudge

10,200 chocolate frozen bananas