One door closes, and another may soon open for fried chicken fans. KFC closed its outlet at Dempster and Dodge just over a month ago. But a sign recently posted in the window of the old NAPA auto parts store at Dempster and McDaniel says it will soon house a different fried chicken place.

Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles, which now has outlets at 3947 S. King Drive in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood and in Oak Park, is planning the new restaurant.

In addition to the foods in the name, the restaurant’s menu features catfish, egg dishes and a variety of soul food specials.

Owner Tonya Johnson says they’ve just started the process of getting approvals from the city for the project and that it may be six to eight months before the new restaurant opens here.

She says it’s planned to be a true sit-down restaurant and that they plan to serve alcohol as well as the full food menu.

Top: Namesake menu items from the Chicago’s Home website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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