The first Lucky Wishbone opened at 4872 South 6th Avenue on a hot day in July of 1953. Hundreds of Tucsonans waited in long lines well into the night beneath the hue of colorful blinking neon lights, just to get a taste of the wonderful smelling fried chicken. Lucky Wishbone became an instant success and has enjoyed doing business in Tucson for over fifty years. Lucky Wishbone was the concept of a school teacher turned restauranteur named Derald Fulton. Mr. Fulton moved to Arizona in 1948. He lived in Phoenix briefly before moving to Tucson where he opened a restaurant named the Polar Bar. The Polar Bar was a very happening destination that was open late, featured a large dining room, an extensive menu and even car hops. As Mr. Fulton studied trends and the needs of his customers he began to think of an establishment that served customers quickly and on the go. In order to do so he created a smaller menu that featured items like fried chicken and shrimp. When the first Lucky Wishbone opened in 1953, it became Tucson's first fast food restaurant.