HBFC at James Beard House • Saturday November 17th 2018


We are incredibly honored accept the invitation to cook at the James Beard House in New York City this fall. For those of you not in the business of food and restaurants, this is kiiiiiind of a big deal.

Our chefs Josh and Christine, along with our Culinary Operations Manager Cam, Operations Manager Danielle, and sous chefs Nate and Alex (aka the A-team) are ready to represent HBFC and our parent business, Sunday Dinner Club, with a five course feast with beverage pairings in the beautiful dining rooms of the James Beard House. We do a lot of work with the James Beard Foundation -- attending their chef boot camps and advocating on behalf of causes that affect our industry, including working on legislation at a city, state, and national level -- so we are thrilled to continue strengthening this relationship in the most delicious way.

Tickets are available here:

Passed Apps:

Honey Buffalo Roasted Garlic Grits

Fried Chicken Skin Chicharrones with Honey Butter Dust

Nueske Ham and Pea Fried Chicken Fried Rice (in a mini takeout box)

Plated Dinner:

Cheddar Biscuit with Candied Jalapeño Cream Cheese

Carrots, Marinated Mushrooms, Whipped Chevre, Carrot Top Pesto

Grilled Gulf Shrimp, Dill Lemon Pepper Dressing, Pickled Ramps, Salad Greens, Spiced Sunflower Seeds

Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Corn Muffins, Honey Butter, Pimento Mac ‘N Cheese, Camchi Kimchi

Apple Dump Cake, Burnt Honey Ice Cream, Puffed Rice and Thyme Crunchies

HBFC at Wrigley Field August 10-13 and August 14-15


Hey Chicago what do you say? HBFC is going to be at Wrigley Field August 10-13 and August 14-15! We are beyond thrilled. We will be serving up ballpark favorites as part of the Chef Series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have selected an amazing group of chefs this year, and we are truly honored to be included.

Josh has been taking extra batting practice and Christine is working on her change-up! We are bringing baskets of fried chicken strips, honey butter, fried chicken nachos, pimento mac and cheese, and of course, our favorite sandwich - “The O.G.“

We’ll be there, sitting in the summer sun, enjoying Wrigley, watching the Cubbies win and eating HBFC. Grab some tickets and come say hi!


Clucker Collaboration with Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg - Tuesday April 10 - Sunday April 15


Our next Clucker Collaboration sandwich is with... Chef Sarah Grueneberg, chef and owner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, on the menu for one week only, Tuesday April 10th - Sunday April 15th! 

Spicy Chicken Parm Sandwich - Fried Chicken Strips, Calabrian Chile Pimento Cheese, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Basil, Buttery Bun

$1 from every sandwich to go to Mercy House

Available for dine in, take out, and delivery.

Fried Chicken Ramen Back at HBFC -- Tuesday February 13 - Sunday February 18! 


Our favorite noodle and broth dish, HBFC-style, is back on the menu for one week only, Tuesday February 13th - Sunday February 18th! 

Get your bowl of Pimento Cheese Dashi, Fried Chicken, Egg Noodles, and Candied Jalapeño goodness!  And please take note: the ramen special runs during Valentine's Day week. What's more ♥ romantic ♥ than fried chicken atop of pimento cheesy broth and slurpy noodles? (Not much, as far as we are concerned.) 

Available for dine in, take out, and delivery.

Clucker Collaboration with Guest Chef Stephanie Izard - Tuesday Jan 23 - Sunday Jan 28


Our next Clucker Collaboration sandwich is with... Stephanie Izard, chef and owner of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this flavor champion of a sandwich: The Girl and the Chicken

Fried Chicken Strips, Spiced Chicken Fat Yogurt featuring "This Little Goat went to Korea" Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, and Pickled Fresnos on a Sesame Bun (Pictured above in all of its glory.) - $11

This deliciousness starts Tuesday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 28th during regular HBFC business hours. Available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery via Caviar.

Bonus: $1 of every sandwich sold will go towards the Pilot Light charity

COMING SOON - Fried Chicken Ramen at HBFC


Our favorite noodle and broth dish, HBFC-style, is back on the menu for one week only, Tuesday February 13th - Sunday February 18th!

Get your bowl of Pimento Cheese Dashi, Fried Chicken, Egg Noodles, and Candied Jalapeño goodness!  

And please take note: the ramen special runs during Valentine's Day week. What's more ♥ romantic ♥ than fried chicken atop of pimento cheesy broth and slurpy noodles? (Not much, as far as we are concerned.)

Available for dine in, take out, and delivery. XOXO!

NYE Fancy Packs!

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We are now accepting advance PICK UP orders for our New Year’s Eve Fancy Pack! Please submit your pre-order request here!

If you’d like to order for DELIVERY, our delivery partner Caviar will start taking orders on Saturday December 24th. We’ll send a reminder, don’t ya worry!

Back for its second year on the scene, the HBFC NYE Fancy Pack is THE ultimate way (at least we think so) to celebrate the end of a crazy year and hopefully the start a great new one. This ain’t your standard HBFC fare: we are fancy-ing up our favorites for the occasion. The Fancy Pack is only available on NYE, and is available for pick up or delivery (SCORE! You don’t even need to leave the house on the busiest transport night of the year.)

Truffle Honey Butter to spread on your Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins? Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes? Bacon Pimento Mac n’ Cheese? YES PLEASE! Snickerdoodle Cream Cheese Filled Sandwich Cookies seal the deal.  

The fancy pack is only available for pick up at HBFC or Caviar delivery between 6pm - 9pm on NYE. Orders must be placed in advance. Pre-order pick up requests can be placed NOW by clicking here. Delivery orders can be placed starting Saturday December 24th.

Each package serves approximately 4 people and includes:

  • 8-Piece Fried Chicken with Truffle Honey Butter

  • 8 Cheddar & Chive Corn Muffins

  • Bacon Pimento Mac ’n Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Garlic Bread Crumbs

  • Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes with Saffron Country Gravy

  • Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

$95 per pack

We have a limited number of packages available so get your order early!
If you have any questions please email us at

Happy New Year!


Fried Chicken Fried Rice Take Out


Yeah, that's right! Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night at HBFC is back! We are pleased to announce our next Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night on Monday December 11th from 5pm-9pm!

Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night Menu:

  • Fried Chicken Fried Rice with Country Ham, Peas, Pickled Red Onion, Miso, and Rice Cracker Crunch

  • Camchi Kimchi Egg Roll With Sesame Chili Sauce

  • Housemade Fortune Cookie

Date, Time, and Details:

• Monday December 11th - one night only!
• Location: Honey Butter Fried Chicken 3361 N. Elston Ave, Chicago IL, 60618
• Fried Chicken Fried Rice is open from 5pm to 9pm (or until we run out)!
• $16.95 per order includes fried rice, egg roll, and fortune cookie (items are not available a la carte).

• Full HBFC bar beverages are available for purchase while you wait.
• Please note: HBFC will not be open for regular food or service.


October 17-22 - Bill Kim Clucker Collaboration!


We are joining forces with UrbanBelly and BellyQ Chef Bill Kim, to offer the Urbanbelly Mi sandwich ($11) Tuesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Chef Bill lends Asian influence to the collaboration creation, with elements and flavors reminiscent of a traditional bahn mi sandwich. The Urbanbelly Mi includes Fried Chicken Strips, Green Goddess, Belly Fire Sauce, and Pickled Green Papaya served on a steamed brioche bun. YUM.

For every UrbanBelly Mi sold, Honey Butter Fried Chicken will donate $1 to Chef Bill Kim’s charity of choice, Inspiration Kitchen, a local organization that trains low-income, homeless Chicagoans for careers in the foodservice industry.

The Urbanbelly Mi will be offered for dining in, pick-up, and delivery through Caviar, and is available while supplies last.

HBFC turns 4!



You guys! Honey Butter Fried Chicken is turning FOUR on Thursday, September 14th! Can you believe we are this big already? Fried Chicken Restaurant is growing up so fast.  


To celebrate, we are gonna run some super specials in-house on our birthday*:  

  • $ 4 Fried Chicken Strips

  • $ 4 Top Notch beer (our special collab brew with Half Acre!)

  • $ 4 Birthday Cake Dump Cake!


Birthday specials are available for dine-in or takeout only. Top Notch must be consumed in house. :) 

Suffice to say, we are so grateful (and lucky!) that we are a healthy, sustainable business with wonderful customers in a supportive community. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since we opened the corner door on Roscoe and Elston, but we couldn’t be more proud of our work and service to our customers, community, and employees. Much is on the horizon for HBFC - we are excited to continue to share our story with you. Onward to Year Five! 

The biggest thanks always goes to our hardworking, amazing, hilarious, and friendly staff. Our restaurant team is strong. HBFC would not be HBFC without the people that do the work to make the Fried Chicken and Honey Butter magic happen. 

Thank you from all of us and hope to see y’all for our birthday party on Thursday 9/14! 


Team HBFC 

Josh, Christine, Cam, Danielle, Nate, Sarah, Katie, Becca, Kelly, Anthony, Lauren, Juan M Gio, Joe, Jordan, Dylan W, Christian, Alex, Matt, Dylan K, Emilie, Adam, Luis, Edwin, Bill, Ken, Brennan, Syrena, Alba, Veronica, Victor, Maria, Faruk, Nichole, Dorell, Tommy, Deejay, Chris, Scott, Tip, Jean, Nicole, Amber, G, Kamau, Juan RT, and Yazmin


Step Up Shine & Dine: Thursday, August 11th

Join us and some of Chicago’s top chefs at Step Up’s 7th annual Shine & Dine on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Nearly 700 guests attend Shine & Dine each August to sip and snack their way through tasting stations from Chicago's top eateries, while raising vital funds for Step Up's mentorship programs. Our chef and owner Christine is the chef chair of the event! We’ll be serving fried chicken nachos.

Get your tickets!


Tuesday July 4th - HBFC will be closed for 4th of July

In an effort to give our hardworking staff a day off with their friends and family, HBFC will closed in observance of Independence Day. We will be open on Sunday July 3rd and Wednesday July 5th with regular hours. Celebrate fully and responsibly! 


Father’s Day at HBFC June 18th

Research has shown that Dad’s love Fried Chicken. Specifically, Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Celebrate Dad’s Day with us!  

We are open from 10am - 9pm on Sunday June 18th.

If you prefer to butter your fried chicken at home, contact us for catering -