Beach Road Chicken Dinners, the Iconic Jacksonville Landmark Celebrates 75 Years.
by Donny Mak
on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 1:00am.
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It's place as a Jacksonville landmark restaurant is well-earned. If you could travel back 75 years to 1939, as the country was just coming out of the Great Depression, Beach Road Chicken would not look radically differently than it does today. Though over the decades, it has expanded (not a whole lot), and they still have lines-out-the-door on some nights. And their take-out business has practically overtaken their dine-in crowds. Hard to believe that in 1939, "take out" food was seen as a novelty that no one was sure would really catch on.
Now in their 75th year, it's worth saluting Beach Road Chicken as more than a restaurant, but as a piece of Jacksonville history -- a tradition. The Atlantic Boulevard icon was named for the its 1939 address on "The Beach Road," once the only artery that extended to Jacksonville Beach. Beach Road Chicken was, and is, a staple of Jacksonville's appetite. 75 years and still cookin'. Kudos to Beach Road Chicken. It's 2013, and still, nobody does it better.
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