Saturday, November 6, 2010

5 Cent Chicken Promotion at Gourmet Chicken

We recently posted about Gourmet Chicken and Chef Luciano's recent rennovations and in honor of this, they're running an interesting promotion in November. As you may recall or have read about on Sloopin (or the Chef's site), in the 1920s the building on the Southeast corner of Wabash and Cermak was the first White Castle in Chicago.

Ever since then the building evolved and didn't really resemble the photo above (however there is a 'modern day' White Castle kiddy-corner). As part of their rennovations, the crew at Gourmet Chicken and Chef Luciano, restored the building to its original glory:

In honor of the restoration and as a nod back to the good ol' days when things cost 5 cents, Gourmet Chicken will be selling some of its famous roasted chicken for 5 cents on Sundays during November. Restaurant owner Rocky Gupta explains:
"White Castle used to sell their famous burgers for 5 cents in this building back in 1929, so as we celebrate our Grand Reopening, we wanted to commemorate the building's history and give something back to our loyal customers."

Five-cent roast chicken will be available, subject to availability, during each Sunday in November. Customers are limited to one order each, which includes 2 pieces of chicken (a leg and a thigh) with a side of rice for only 5 cents. Gourmet Chicken is open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A great excuse to head to Gourmet Chicken and check out some chicken. See you there tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

The renovation looks awesome. That's nearly reason enough to go check them out.

Anonymous said...

Nice renovation. It's great to see someone keeping some of the history of the area.

Anonymous said...

I tried it out for the first time today- mainly because of the promotion. I just would not have thought to go there otherwise.

And I have to say- the chicken is amazing, and their prices are incredible! I will definitely be back. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

The roasted chicken is awesone and the fried chicken is also great! This place now delivers too so can't wait to try the jerk chicken or the pasta dishes at the Chef Luciano's side of the restaurant.

Anonymous said...

finally made it there today based on your recommendations and we loved it..the fried chicken was great...i wanted to add some extra sides to my order and the chef threw them in for free..we will definitely be back. thanks.