Uncle Remus has been a dietary staple for many Chicago west-siders since 1964 when it was founded by the Rickette family and originally named Royal Chicken. There are currently three Uncle Remus Chicken locations, including one inside the West Side Walmart, making Uncle Remus the first non-national restaurant franchise to operate inside the nations largest retailer.
It is no secret that Uncle Remus Chicken is often compared to Harold’s Chicken. Most west-siders will adamantly tell you that Uncle Remus is better than Harold’s, while south-siders will swear Harold’s is the best. So, which is better? Well, when the Uncle Remus location on 47th and Cottage Grove opens, you can decide for yourself.
The grand opening of the new restaurant is scheduled for February. Until then, visit Uncle Remus restaurants in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood at 5611 West Madison, on Chicago’s Northwest Side inside Walmart at 4650 West North Ave., and in Broadview at 1801 W. Roosevelt Road.