Named one of the best fried chicken places in America by USA Today, Boxcar Betty’s has been gracing Chicago with its presence at Ogilvie Transportation Center since Spring 2018. The first location outside of its native Charleston, South Carolina, Boxcar Betty’s has quickly become a favorite among Chicagoland travelers and neighborhood businesses for their fast-casual breakfast and lunch as well as their unique catering options.
For the early birds (see what we did there?), Boxcar Betty’s has the Southern-inspired breakfast sandwich covered. Start your day off right with their traditional, house made biscuits either by themselves or as the buns on any of the morning sammie options.
The signature, crowd-pleasing Boxcar sandwich does its namesake proud with unorthodox toppings like pimiento cheese, peach slaw paired with more traditional condiments like house pickles and spicy mayo. Pick your protein - fried/grilled chicken or pimiento-stuffed portabella – and you’ve got yourself an unexpected dream team of a sando.
Get the best of both worlds in the sweet and savory Chicken “Not-So-Waffle" sandwich schmeared with bacon jam, a drizzle of maple syrup, some of the staple pimiento cheese and slices of tomato. Or spice things up and bite into the Buffalo, cooled off with a house made blue cheese sauce, tomato and Bibb lettuce.
Create-your-own sandwich or salad like we did by putting our favorite sandwich (Buffalo) in a healthier form (salad)! Outstanding candied pecans, fragrant shallots, diced tomatoes and Bibb lettuce came together with the house blue cheese sauce and fried chicken pieces for our ideal lunch! Round things out with a side of hand-cut fries or fried green tomatoes and wash it all down with a vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or pecan pie milkshake!
Chicago is home to some of the biggest corporations with a need for catering, and Boxcar Betty’s boasts a widely popular menu featuring their Boxed Lunches, Build-Your-Own Sandwich Bar, Breakfast Biscuits and Party Platters. Customizable for your corporate meetings, events, parties and conferences, Boxcar Betty’s Boxed Lunches come complete with choice of a delicious sandwich (including the beloved Boxcar), along with chips and a cookies for just $13 per person. Chicago professionals are busy with no time to spare, so Boxcar Betty’s only requires 24 hours advance notice for all catering, with pick up and delivery options available. Full menu and pricing is available on their catering website here. Call them at (312) 496-3450 to place your next catering order.
Boxcar Betty’s is located on the second floor at the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 W Madison. They are open 7am to 8pm Monday through Friday, 11am to 4pm on Saturday and closed Sunday.