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The chicken caprese pressed sandwich ($7.49) features grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella and tomato, with a pesto and balsamic glaze, served with a side of kale and apple slaw. Photos by Cody Mrozcka/22nd Century Media
Phil Knippen, of Tinley Park, owns all three south suburban Tropical Smoothie Cafes and also serves as the Chicago area developer for the franchise.
Cody Mroczka, Contributing Editor
12:45 pm CST December 13, 2018
More than three decades ago, Phil and Theresa Knippen were merely co-workers at a Brown’s Chicken fast food restaurant on the South Side of Chicago.