For over 50 years, Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken has been serving up delicious and saucy meals to satisfied customers. Our story began with Gus and Mary Rickette, who left the Jim Crow laws of the south behind in search of a better life.
In 1991, they retired and passed the torch to their daughter, Charmaine Rickette Alfred, who now serves as CEO and oversees all three of our restaurant locations and our food truck, Big Saucy.
At Uncle Remus, we are proud of our rich history and are dedicated to being your first choice for chicken. So come visit us and taste the tradition for yourself!
Team Member Health Insurance Roll-out UR Green Initiative Begins - Phase out of plastic grocery bags.
Central & Madison renovation completes and it re-opens to the public.
Uncle Remus Distribution Center begins operations
Our mobile kitchen Big Saucy launches.
Location at 339 N Weber Rd opens in the Bolingbrook Community. The location closed November 2022.
Revamped Online Ordering, Uncle Remus App and Loyalty Program
Location at 747 E 47th Street opens in the Bronzeville Community.
Uncle Remus becomes the first local retailer to be inside a Walmart. (location no longer operating)
Location at 1801 Roosevelt Rd Street opens in the Broadview Community.
Gus and Mary retire from day to day operations and appointed their daughter, Charmaine Rickette Alfred, to run the company.
Location at 5611 W. Madison St. opens
First Uncle Remus location opens at 210 S. Cicero (no longer operating).