Russ Hillard Joins Red Arrow Tap Room as New General Manager


NAPERVILLE, IL (July, 17, 2018)—Red Arrow Tap Room, the first pour-your-own establishment in Chicagoland and award-winning restaurant specializing in house-smoked meats, is proud to announce the addition of Russ Hillard as General Manager for its new Naperville location, which is scheduled to open in August, 2018.

Hillard takes on his new role after spending 20+ years serving in restaurant management at many well-known establishments in the Chicagoland area including the Frontera Grill in Chicago and Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café in Burbank. Most recently he made a name for himself as General Manager of Heaven on Seven in Naperville.

“I’ve made many friends being in the restaurant business for as long as I have, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of them and introducing them to a unique, exciting concept that we’re bringing to the vibrant community that is Downtown Naperville,” said Hillard.

During his extensive career, Hillard has overseen all aspects of restaurant operation management, having played a key role in restaurant design and development of innovative menus and promotions to help drive traffic. As a true local, Hillard is the perfect fit for Red Arrow, whose mission is to support local craft breweries, food distributors and the community through outreach. Red Arrow is excited to have such a skilled and innovative general manager that knows the local area so well join the team.

 “We are very grateful to have Russ join our team. He shares the same core values as our team with his passion for the hospitality and brewing industry,” said Joe Tota, CEO, Red Arrow Tap Room.


About Red Arrow Tap Room…
Red Arrow Tap Room is the first pour-your-own craft beer and cider establishment to come to the Chicagoland area. With revolutionary pour-your-own technology; Beer Ambassadors on staff to help patrons find the perfect pour; and a self-serve, no-wait model, Red Arrow truly “Embraces Independence” and is transforming how craft beer and cider lovers experience local brews. With locations in Elmhurst and Naperville, Red Arrow also specializes in award-winning, house-smoked barbecue in a family-friendly atmosphere.