Chicago’s Rickette’s World Famous Chicken, Fish, and BBQ Expanding to Atlanta

Slated for a January 2021 debut, the location will also feature Guilty Pleasurez Bakery with made in-house treats.
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Chicago-based Rickette’s World Famous Chicken, Fish, & BBQ is expanding to Atlanta with a location at 2740 Greenbriar Parkway Southwest. Founder Gus Rickette told What Now Atlanta that the opening is slated for January 2021. A banner hanging at the space, previously home to a Cricket Wireless, promotes a December 2020 debut.

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With a menu entailing wings, rib tips, catfish, shrimp, and sides like coleslaw, potato salad, and jalapeno poppers, Rickette said, “We are a real Chicago-style restaurant.” Rickette’s currently has four locations in the Chicago area and could have a second Atlanta-area outpost by 2022. Rickette doesn’t have any specific neighborhoods on the table just yet for the second local store, however.

Rickette’s wife, Tracey, is also joining the new Atlanta-based business with her company, Guilty Pleasurez Cocktail Cupcakes. Her bakery merged with Rickette’s and will offer a menu of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic desserts at the new location.

Rickette founded his restaurant in 2017 after working for several years in the family-owned and -operated Uncle Remus Chicken and BBQ, founded by Rickette’s parents, Gus and Mary, in 1964. “I branched off from my family and started my own brand because I wanted to offer a variety of food that our current Uncle Remus brand wasn’t offering,” Rickette said. His brand has since won several accolades, including at the Chicago WingOut contest.

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Gus Rickette, owner of Rickette’s World Famous Chicken, Fish, & BBQ.

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain is a D.C.-born content creator who previously worked as the Editor of Curbed DC at Vox Media for three and a half years. She has contributed to several local publications, including Vox, Education Week, Washington Business Journal, Eater DC, Washington City Paper, DCist, Washingtonian, and Greater Greater Washington. She also has a background in photography, social media management, and the visual arts. Her main side hustle is a surreal comedy show on YouTube, called Artsplained, that focuses on increasing interest and knowledge in the arts through quirky sketches and long-form essays.

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