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Honey Butter Fried Chicken: Fried Chicken Gets a Chef-Driven Upgrade
In this episode of Fast Casual Nation, brought to you by Chepri, host Paul Barron sits down with Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp, the co-founders and chefs behind Chicago restaurant staple Honey Butter Fried Chicken.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken—unsurprisingly—features an extensive chicken-based menu, as well as sandwiches, salads, wings, milkshakes, desserts, and a number of local craft beers. Cikowski and Kulp conceived and honed the concept while overseeing their community-based dining experience, Sunday Dinner Club.
“Sunday Dinner Club was started with this whole idea of building a community of diners,” says Kulp. “This felt like a natural extension for us.”
The goal for Cikowski and Kulp is to make customers feel warm, happy, and truly welcome. “We were going for a counter-service casual restaurant [feel], but with very high quality food and plated in a casual way,” says Cikowski. “We wanted our service to be refined, friendly, warm, and lovely, but also casual and fast.”
Make sure to watch the full episode above to learn more about Cikowski and Kulp’s “accidental” success, and to get a preview of some of the restaurant’s most popular offerings!
This post is sponsored by Chepri, which provides custom guest experience software development and builds frictionless web UI/UX, e-commerce, mobile, and kiosk apps for restaurant brands, chains, and franchisors.
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