Friday, January 10, 2014

Chicken for 50+ Years in DeKalb

From the Oct. 4, 2011, Northern Star (NIU) "DeKalb chicken restaurant still in business after 50 years." Located on Il-38, the historic Lincoln Highway, on the east side of DeKalb, Illinois, with huge letters spelling out "CHICKEN." It's Lothson's Karry-Out at 644 E. Lincoln Highway "Where Chicken Is King." //// It is currently run by one person, Janet Fawcett. It was opened by DeKalb residents Keith and Arlene Lothson in 1949 on Market Street as an egg and dressed poultry restaurant and they began frying chicken in 1950. They also serve fried livers, fried gizzards and perch. //// The place has been at its current location since 1957 ot 1958. And, at one time they used to have five locations at Rochelle, Elgin and Rockford. //// Few NIU students go there, however. I went to Northern Illinois and never heard of it until now. //// It is open from 4:30 to 8 Wednesday to Sunday. //// Watch Out KFC! --RoadDog

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