Decorated war veteran Walter Sawa opened Sawa’s Old Warsaw in Broadview, IL, 1973. Over 30 years later, the restaurant is as popular as ever serving up great tasting Polish - American cuisine.
Founder Walter Sawa was a pork butcher in Poland until 1939. He then went on to serve his country in World War II, receiving medals of Honor from both the Polish and British army’s. Sawa escaped from a prisoner of war camp and lived in Scotland before immigrating to the United States with his wife and son in 1948.