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“Charles ‘Chuck’ Becker: Manufacturing a Future Generation”

That’s the first heading of the “brand story” behind Chuck’s Manufacturing, the new restaurant within the art deco Carbide & Carbon Building. According to the bio, Becker, orphaned at 25, built his father’s “small, but successful” company into “one of the world’s largest automobile part suppliers,” specializing in plastic parts that have made their way into “nearly all cars.” He then sold the company “for…well…a healthy amount of money” and, “not one to rest on his laurels,” moved to Chicago and snapped up the Michigan Avenue landmark, in which he installed the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Now daughter Carrie Becker Meghie has taken charge of the hotel’s restaurant (in the former China Grill space), where she’s overseeing a team of “engineers” specializing in “manufactured meals.”