Originally Posted by ssesc93
the woodfield mall
Um, that'* like saying, "I'll meet you in Kansas."
Woodfield Mall is _huge_; you're going to need to pick a specific location there or people will be driving all over the place without finding each other.
If you're meeting on October 4th, I'll have to miss that since my sister'* wedding is the same day, but just to toss out one suggestion for a place at Woodfield where you could meet: there'* a Goodyear tire/service place at the northern side of the mall, between the perimeter road of the mall and Golf Road passing by to the north of it. (Golf is an east-west road running across the top end of the mall site.) The parking lot around the Goodyear place is usually open enough that you can group all your cars together and wander around.
If you park any closer to the mall, such as on the mall side of the perimeter road, you might have problems getting all the cars together without some idiot in an SUV parking in between, and mall security may get a bit obnoxious about it.
For a place inside the mall to eat at: Head for John'* Garage. Noisy, plenty of seating for families (though there may be a waiting line during the lunch hour), all-American food, tons of real and fake automobilia on the walls, nice place to eat.