Duchess Restaurant was founded in 1956 by brothers Harold and Jack Berkowitz in Milford, Connecticut. The chain now has 14 locations, all owned by Berkowitz and Lavin family members throughout southwestern Connecticut.
Duchess Restaurant offers a casual/fast food type of dining experience with typical American cuisine such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Duchess differs from other types of fast food chains as they have produce delivered to each location daily. Food items are cooked fresh when ordered, nothing is pre-cooked and sitting under heat lamps. Chicken burgers and nuggets are hand cut from real chicken breasts, breaded and fried by hand.
The company offers a wide range of alternative food options, such as egg white only omelets, low-carb wraps, and salads.