FOX & OBEL opened its doors on August 30, 2001. The idea of creating Chicago’s first world-class food market became a reality behind the combined vision of Ken Obel, Ari Fox and Gary and Meme Hopmayer. Together, along with many talented food professionals and investors who shared their vision, the beginning of a great Chicago destination was built. Their mission then, and continues to this day, is to bring the world’s best food to market. And that’s what we strive to do for you, each and every day.
Today, FOX & OBEL is owned by private investors, who appreciate the wonders of a great market in Chicago. In ten years with a single location, our company has become known around the globe for its passion, selection, presentation and celebration of great food.