Hot Chicken Takeover Announces Opening Date of Oct. 8 for Crocker Park Shop

click to enlarge Hot Chicken Takeover Announces Opening Date of Oct. 8 for Crocker Park Shop
Hot Chicken Takeover
Hot Chicken Takeover, the Columbus-based restaurant that specializes in Nashville hot chicken, has announced the opening day for its Crocker Park location, the first in Northeast Ohio. That date will be Tuesday, October 8.

Since launching five years ago as a weekend-only pop-up, the homegrown startup put down roots on the second floor of the North Market. They have since added outposts in Clintonville and at Easton Town Center north of town. Next up for the quickly growing brand is Greater Cleveland, specifically Crocker Park.

Beloved for its crispy fried chicken, offered in varying degrees of heat from zero to “holy,” Hot Chicken Takeover has been pursuing steady but cautious expansion.

“When it came to selecting our first site outside Columbus, Cleveland was the obvious choice for all of us,” states founder Joe DeLoss. “We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the community and to deliver our mission: creating extraordinary experiences for extraordinary people.”

That “mission” also includes providing meaningful jobs, benefits and support services to people who might not find them elsewhere, including those with disabilities, criminal records, homelessness and other barriers to employment.

The Crocker Park location will open its doors to the public at 11 a.m. on
October 8. Its hours going forward will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week.

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