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Leghorn Sells Out of Chicken 90 Minutes After Opening

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It took Leghorn all of 90 minutes to sell out of everything on opening day. The socially-conscious chicken shop with chef pedigree sold around 600 sandwiches, ran out of chicken tenders in 30 minutes, and was completely cleared out just an hour and a half after opening for the first time. There was a line down the street 10 minutes after opening.

Leghorn chef Sieger Bayer and chef/partner Jared Van Camp sell locally farm-raised chickens in house everyday and the restaurant warned customers that they would close when they run out. They've ratcheted the hype over many months and gained a serious following on social media. Still, did they expect the chicken to only last 90 minutes?

"We prepped enough chicken thinking it would get us through the evening hours, maybe 8 or 9 p.m. Instead we got run over—in a good way," Element Collective partner Chris Dexter says. "We're so happy to see that our little idea of a chicken shack with a message resonated with Chicago."

They hope to stock more chickens in the future so they can stay open longer.
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Leghorn Chicken

959 North Western Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 394-4444 Visit Website


959 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL