The Budlong Original Chicken Sandwich

What We Do

Born in Chicago, inspired by Nashville, The Budlong Hot Chicken brings authentic Hot Chicken to you fast, fresh and delicious. When your craving calls join our family for lunch or dinner and enjoy some hand-battered fried chicken sandwiches and sides. Whether you dine at our table or order online, you can always rely on unbeatable quality at an unbelievable price. We make Southern flavors sing at The Budlong, with signature scratch-made sauces and rubs that'll make you scream for an encore. Our sides will seal the deal: Southern Mac and Cheese from our secret recipe, Farm Slaw and our Famous Homemade Banana Puddin' that's better than your mother used to make (or so we're told often). Taste the love we put into every bite at The Budlong Hot Chicken.

Blazin' Since 2016

The Budlong, a fast-casual concept, originated in the Chicagoland area in 2016 with one purpose: serving the best hot chicken you’ve ever tasted, and bring our favorite Southern recipes to the masses. Craveworthy Brands now operates 4 locations, with Franchising opportunities available starting in 2023.

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Portrait of Lymon A. Budlong
Lymon A. Budlong, Founder of Budlong Pickle Company

What The Hell Is A Budlong?

We proudly serve some kick a** pickles with our fried chicken – but did you know we got our name from The Budlong Pickle Company, a family-run pickling business where we opened our first location, established in the 1850’s? We think it’s a pretty cool part of our hood’s culture and thought it’d be a swell name.

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