Cedar Rapids restaurant Gianna's Italian Beef honors owner's daughter

Nov 01, 2018 590

Gianna Hadjis loved getting Italian beef sandwiches with her dad. It’s a memory her father Adam Hadjis cherishes. Gianna was just 4-years-old when she died in Chicago after an accident with a falling television in 2012. “It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through in my life,” Hadjis said. “After she died, there was this big void in me.”

Keeping her memory alive has been important to him in the years since, and his new restaurant, Gianna’s Italian Beef, is one way he hopes to do that. “When she passed, I just had this crazy idea of, ‘How cool would it be to open a restaurant named after her?’” he said. He had shared custody with Gianna’s mother in Chicago, and said his daughter loved going out for food with him in the city, especially for Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago dogs.

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