Champion Chicken has grown, but never changed from its original credo of providing good freshly-made food at fair prices. That was the original goal of brothers Edward and Richard Seebach back in 1959 when they began operating out of a tiny storefront on 84th street, just north of Lisbon Avenue. The name was suggested by their father who pointed out it would come first in the telephone book at the time. Back then you could get a great chicken dinner at Champion Chicken for only $1.35, but you couldn't eat it there. Food was for carryout and delivery only. At that time it was a small operation. Richard answered the phone and did the cooking, and Ed delivered the food.