New Awesome Chicken Joint Opening In Illinois With Several More To Follow
When one door closes another opens or, in this case, when one business closes another gets a chance to make its standalone debut. This is the case for a new spot opening in the Rockford area. Although many people already enjoy their food regularly, it's finally getting it one physical restaurant.
A Look At The Past: Eggspress
I can't tell you how many times I visited Eggspress, at 6390 E. Riverside in Loves Park. I always got the same breakfast, a half order of biscuits and gravy covered with 2 eggs sunny side up, and an orange juice. I hit up that drive 50-60 times over the course of a few years.
Both Eggspress locations in Loves Park have closed and their respective Facebook pages are gone. The E. Riverside location didn't sit vacant for long because something new is baking inside already. It's going to be dank.
Loves Park and the Rockford area have been enjoying the dankest wings in town at Baked Wings since the pandemic. These wings that are never fried, baked naked, and dusted with the best rubs around, have been coming from a fantastic kitchen at a nearby restaurant, The Pomodoro.
Scott and Brittany Frank, who own The Pomodoro, are teaming up with someone whose family is no strangers to dining in Northern Illinois. Bryan Suh, who is a friend, mentor, and instrumental in helping the Franks navigate through the pandemic, had a hand in creating Aunt Mary's and Mary's Market, along with this family. He was also a rep for US Food and The Pomodoro was one of his many accounts.
He's now partnered with the Franks to bring Baked Wings into its own physical restaurant, according to a Facebook post.
When we bought Ciao Bella, now named The Pomodoro, Bryan was our first call. He was not only a sales rep, but a mentor, and a friend. Bryan helped us immensely during COVID and was the spark to ignite the Baked Wings brand we created.
The goal is to open on September 11, 2022.
Where will this location be?
You might have already guessed. It'll be at 6390 E. Riverside Boulevard in Loves Park. But, as you will read in the announcement, it sounds like more locations will follow. This is something to get excited about.
You can learn more about Byran Suh and Baked Wings here.