Chicago Faucets Over a Century of Dedication to Innovation and Quality

Chicago Faucets Food Group Products


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The Chicago Faucet Company (CFC) has partnered with the food service industry since its early beginnings. Over 50 years ago the company created a program called the ‘Chicago Faucet Food Service System’. This unbeatable system offered the products, service and performance needed for food establishments. From the start, the company’s innovations including the Quaturn Cartridge (1913 patent) that allowed for the interchangeability of parts. This was ideal and a big deal to one of the most heavy-duty users of faucets – the food service industry.

Many historical buildings still maintain their Chicago Faucets products, the company’s parts availability makes it easy to replace classic faucet parts into the future. The company designs for 100% backwards compatibility, so a faucet cartridge from 2023 will fit in a faucet made in 1913.

As one of the last faucet companies to maintain operations in the United States, the company manufactures most of its faucets in its updated permanent mold foundry located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Casting, machining, polishing, and chrome plating are done on-site with some of the latest technology in foundry equipment, all having been updated in the last five years. The company continues to invest in U.S. manufacturing to maintain control of the product from design to shipment to customer.

The Chicago Faucets Food Service System


1972 Chicago Faucets Food Service CatalogThe ‘System’ started with Chicago Faucets wide offering of durable and configurable products to fit the various needs of food service applications.  Early on CFC started manufacturing glass fillers, bottle fillers, service sink faucets and pedal valves all designed to address specialized needs of the food service industry. As time went on, the company expanded and added more products to its food industry line with each fitting designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality and 100% tested to assure outstanding performance.

Service and a long warranty are also part of this ‘System.’   Readily available parts for all models are what Chicago Faucets became known for. That is because the Chicago Faucets System was built on standardized operating units and complete parts interchangeability. Owners and operators could count on repair parts for the lifetime of their restaurant. The Chicago Faucets System became synonymous with dependable performance and reliability. Chicago Faucets is still known as the hallmark of quality.

Chicago Tough for Food Service

Today Chicago Faucets is a full-service fittings provider for all types of commercial and institutional facilities. In the food industry, the company has developed products for food preparation, water dispensing stations, hand washing stations, restrooms, and the janitorial area. Chicago Faucets’ interchangeability allows for custom configurations, easy replacements to existing products and the newest innovations. “Chicago Tough” is a recent campaign pays homage to its location near the Windy City but also to the fact that the faucets are renowned to take heavy use and abuse. Chicago Faucets Food Service Catalog 2023

When food service buyers purchase a Chicago Faucet, they select high quality fittings with lead-free brass construction and obtain the industry’s leading warranty program. In addition to the full range of products, the company supports the food industry with a National Account Program, a Food Service Program, a Quick Ship Program, and the development of an easy-to-use online Food Service Configurator. (Visit:

When a part is needed there is broad availability through the wide national plumbing wholesale channel. Easy ordering and delivery are available through over 1800 distributors nationwide. In major metropolitan areas, many distributors are part of the Food Service Program and maintain a stock supply of key products. Custom fittings are also possible, as the company employs a dedicated and seasoned engineering team to make specialty products a reality. Personal dedication and attention for specifiers is available through a knowledgeable nationwide sales representative team and attentive company regional managers.

The Chicago Faucet Company has a commitment to water conservation and sustainability and celebrates 15 Year Partner of EPA WaterSense in 2023. CFC is also a member of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers, the US Green Building Council, is Buy American Act Compliant, and a charter sponsor of Alliance for Water Efficiency. Hundreds of products meet WaterSense and CALGreen, one of the country’s stringent programs. For more info visit:

Topics: Food and Beverage, Food Service