OUR STORY

WE DON’T FIGHT ABOUT FRIED CHICKEN, WE JUST MAKE A
GOD DAMN GOOD SPICY FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH.

how it all started

from the streets to restaurants

We (Damian and Jessica Warzecha) are both Immigrants who opened our first food truck in Chicago in 2013.

After years of menu testing, rebranding and searching for the killer concept, we finally came up with Lucy’s in 2015.

Our signature Spicy Fried Chicken was an instant success and we knew we were onto something. It was big, bold and delicious: the students we served at University of Chicago were raving fans.

In 2017, we opened our first Restaurant in Humboldt Park and our 2nd location in Uptown in Feb of 2020.

family owned

raising the next gen of entrepreneurs

The cute little face you see here is our daughter Izzy in the very first piece of commercial kitchen equipment we ever owned: a giant stock pot.

Our two daughters have been involved in the restaurant since the very beginning. From us recipe making with babies on our hips to the girls taste-testing the ice cream to make sure it’s just right, Izzy and Maddy have been an integral part of the inspiration behind growing Lucy’s.

To this day, Lucy’s is 100% Family Owned.

who is lucy?

the face behind the brand

She’s a cheeky pin-up girl, living a messy life with a burger in hand and a smile on her face. She embodies all that was good from the early 20th century.

Lucy’s restaurant is an experience: a throwback into the 1960’s. It’s a celebration of the liberation of women, the best music ever created and a nod to the freedom and fervor that existed at the time. We wanted to create a vibe that takes you back to the advent of rock and roll and the fight for equality.

There’s a misunderstanding of pin-up girls in today’s culture as being anti-feminist.

The pin-up culture began as an unfurling of women from the cultural expectations of women as conservative and hidden. Pin-up art was often created by feminist women as a reaction to the repression of the feminine spirit in the previous decades: It was an opportunity to capture their own audacity.

rock and roll and the fight for equality

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2013

first food truck opened

2015
Lucy’s food truck created

2017

humboldt park lucy’s location

2020

uptown location opens