Above is an ad for the Vogue Room at 2610 Colorado Avenue in Lorain announcing that it was now featuring the nationally famous “Chicken in the Rough” dinner on its menu. The ad ran in the Lorain Journal on September 6, 1960 – sixty years ago this month.
|The well-known “Chicken in the Rough®” logo|
So what was “Chicken in the Rough?” The meal consisted of half a fried chicken, shoestring potatoes and a biscuit. The meal also included a small jug of honey. Quite a feast, not unlike what Boston Market (or Swiss Chalet in Canada) does today.
Here’s another Vogue Room ad, from September 20, 1960. There’s even a photo of the feast.
Anyway, you might know the Vogue Room from some of its later incarnations, including The Sands, or Margie’s Magpie Inn.
As for Chicken in the Rough – it’s still around! Click here to visit its website, in case you're interested in securing your own franchise and building a nest egg.