GAHANNA WEATHER
May 22, 2019
A&E

Hot Chicken Takeover

Nashville Hot Chicken Drumsticks. (Wikimedia Commons)

Hot Chicken Takeover, founded byJoe Deloss, developed his own hot chicken recipe that inspired him after his Nashville experience.  Within a few months of that trip, Delooss opened his first location out of a pop-up window in Olde Towne East and served customers every weekend until his supply ran out.

As new locations opened in Clintonville, North Market, and Easton, Hot Chicken Takeover’s Deloss made it his mission to employ those who were attempting to turn their lives around. From the homeless to the previously incarcerated, Deloss works with his employees through counseling, professional development, and flexible scheduling to keep each individual on track.

Deloss’s straightforward menu centers on their specialty: chicken. Apart from a few side dishes and the banana pudding for dessert, the entire menu is chicken. The wing, drumstick, and dark meat chicken cost $6.50, and for $4 more, you can get the meal option which includes coleslaw, mac and cheese, white bread, and pickles. The white and boneless chicken cost $7.50 while the sandwich is $9.50, and the meal is $3.50 more for each. All chicken comes in four spice levels ranging from “cold” to “holy” with even “cold” containing a pinch of cayenne. HCT always offers free ranch dressing and sweet tea to help subside the heat of the chicken.

Their Easton and Clintonville locations operate from 11:00 a.m to 9:00 pm, but they regularly sell out before dinner time, and the North Market location closes at 3:00 pm.

Easton: 4198 Worth Avenue. Clintonville: 4203 North High Street. North Market: 59 Spruce Street 

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