A new restaurant has opened in downtown Chicago, but there’s a problem with its name: It’s named after a penguin
A new downtown restaurant in the US is calling itself “Pigeon Forge.”
The restaurant, named after an iconic Chicago restaurant, is open for lunch on Monday and dinner on Tuesday.
It will have a menu of sandwiches and a drink menu.
It’s called Pigpen Forge and it is being launched by the restaurant chain Duckworth’s, in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of America (ARCNA).
The restaurant is owned by the American Poultry Industry Association (APIA), the animal welfare group, which says it was inspired by a scene from the 2009 film Duckworths Duck and Duckworth.
It has been open since May.
The restaurant’s name was inspired in part by a line in the film, “Duckworths, Duckworth, Duck” where Duckworth describes his restaurant’s menu as a “Penguin Forge.”
“The restaurant is about the human connection with birds,” said Mark Roesch, ARCNA’s vice president for sustainability and animal welfare.
“It’s about giving back and giving our guests the opportunity to have fun.”
The duck’s name is actually a reference to a duck that was captured by a duck hunting crew.
The duck is named after the movie Duckworth as a nod to its famous location.
“There’s a lot of people who see the penguin as the iconic duck that’s captured by an American hunting crew,” Roeschi said.
“We’re trying to create a new bird in the community that people can identify with.”
The new restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, but the menu will change depending on the weather.
The APIA said it wants to focus on local and sustainable seafood.
The Ducks Inn and Suites, in the Loop, was named for the ducks of the area, but Roescha said it is “more of a dive bar” and that the restaurant’s location makes it ideal for events.
“The duck is an iconic, iconic bird and we really want to honor that by being more locally owned,” Riesch said.
The Duckworth family owned the restaurant from 1946 to 1960.
The owner was John Duckworth Jr. and the restaurant was located in downtown Champaign.
“He really took it seriously, and I think that’s what’s so exciting about it,” said Emily Wahl, the executive director of the ARCNA.
“I think that the community is excited about this idea and want to be part of this new breed of restaurant.”
Roeschan said he hopes to have a more permanent location.
Roesches family was a pioneer in Chicago, opening his first restaurant, the Duckworth Café, in 1892.
The current restaurant is named for John Duckie Duckworth Sr. and his grandson, who is the current chairman of the Chicago Board of Realtors.