POLISH TRIANGLE — It’s the moment seasoned fry lovers have been waiting for: Checkers will officially open in the Polish Triangle at the Wicker Park/West Town border at the end of the month.
The fast food restaurant will open Dec. 27, spokesperson Jennifer Hoch said Thursday.
The company initially anticipated a July 16 opening, leading to months of anticipation by fans.
“The opening has been delayed due to various factors and the group is now putting the final touches for the grand opening,” Hoch said.
The restaurant is attached to, and will share an address with, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at 1555 W. Division St.
Checkers is known for its hamburgers, wings and “famously seasoned” French fries, while Popeyes offers Cajun-style fried chicken, fish and red beans and rice, among other offerings.
The pair of chain restaurants are on the southeast corner of Division Street and Ashland Avenues, across from the Polish Triangle, sandwiched between Wicker Park and West Town.
While the Checkers chain is mostly known in other parts of the country for its drive-through service, it does not appear that there would be anywhere for cars to pull in and out of at the already crowded intersection.
Other fast food options in the immediate area include a Burger King, which opened in 2015 on the opposite side of the Polish Triangle, at 1215 N. Milwaukee Ave., and a Wendy’s at 1623 W. Division St., just a half block west of the Division and Ashland intersection.
The pair of chains are next to the temporarily shuttered evilOlive nightclub.
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