[The Flagship burger is prepared with applewood-smoked bacon, white cheddar, crispy onion strings, avocado, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.]
Mayer also co-owns Flagship Tavern and Grill on Belmont Avenue in Chicago. He has roots in St. Charles, which makes opening Flagship on the Fox even more special for him.
He grew up in central Illinois, but was raised in the area by his sister and brother-in-law after his parents died. Mayer is a 1997 graduate of St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin. His sister and brother-in-law still live in St. Charles. Mayer became a resident of the city earlier this year.
"I always knew I would come back," Mayer said. "My family's here and we're very close. I think what I felt I was missing was a sense of community."
A sign on a wall in Flagship on the Fox – Scott Mayer Field – pays tribute to his dad. He was a schoolteacher as well as principal and football coach of a high school in central Illinois.
"Two weeks before he passed in 1989, they named the high school football field where he coached after him," Mayer said.
Flagship on the Fox plans to be very community oriented, including hiring those in the area who have autism or Down syndrome.