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Chato was a character.
With big tattoos draping his arms and an unruly goatee, Chato had them all laughing in the kitchen of Highland Park’s Players Grill.
Chato wasn’t the best employee nor was he best chef, but when Players owner Jerry Nudelman needed a name for his crispy 12-spice baked chicken, he decided to immortalize his funny, furry former employee.
“Everything’s got to have a name, right?” Nudelman said. “Chato was a guy working on the salads. ... I’m not sure he ever tried the chicken.”