The Research Park has ample meal options: If you’re looking for sit-down eats at the Research Park, the I Hotel and Conference Center houses Research Park’s premier restaurant, Houlihan’s. Stop by for a full meal, a cup of coffee, or drinks after work. Houlihan’s features cuisine that will awaken your taste buds with a sizzling infusion of fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Call 217-819-5005 for reservations.

When the weather is pleasant, food trucks at Research Park are a great option for a casual lunch or a quick snack on the go.


As summer turns into fall, food trucks at Research Park become less predictable. Keep an eye out for Burrito King, La Paloma, Maria’s Kitchen, and more on the corner of First & Hazelwood between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

If you are a food truck vendor who would like to be scheduled at Research Park, contact Cathy McArthur, Corporate Events and Programming Coordinator, at [email protected].

La Paloma Food TruckFlour & Fire Pizza TruckWatson's Chicken food truck