Good food and hard work run in the family
Meet Gus Rickette, jr.
The youngest of 12, Gus Rickette, Jr. began working at his parents’ restaurant at the age of nine. He worked for the family business on Central and Madison Avenue every day after school.
Rewarding his work ethic, his parents gave him a location he could call his own on Chicago Avenue and Cicero.
Mr. Rickette eventually moved to 4144 W. Madison St. where he stayed for over 20 years.
His current location, at 4731 W. Madison, is thriving. With multiple awards and recognitions under his belt, Mr. Rickette continues to serve Chicago with fresh food daily.
Gus Rickette, Jr. has shown a commitment to giving back to his community and is known for owning one of the longest standing black-owned businesses in the neighborhood. He never forgets about where he came from and makes sure no one goes hungry.
RICKETTE's world famous
Seeing an opportunity to expand, Mr. Gus Rickette, Jr. set out on his own. Feeling a confirmation from God that this new venture would be “World Famous”, Mr. Rickette and his two partners, Tracey Rickette and Jeff Estes, opened Rickette’s World Famous at 8601 S. Stony Island in October 2018.
Rickette’s World Famous has been serving up fresh Barbecue and Soul Food ever since. With numerous accolades, including Top Winner of the Chicago Wing Out Competition, and Most Economical Meal/Best Barbecue Joint by Thrillist, Rickette’s World Famous continues to grow.
Rickette’s Chicago barbecue is made old-school style over an open flame with a secret seasoning. The result is a unique barbecue with a deliciously smoky flavor. Of course, no barbecue plate is complete without our fresh, appetizing soul sides.
We believe in serving up the best food with friendly customer service that treats everyone like family. Simply put by Gus Rickette, “We Good”.