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Hot Chicken Takeover Coming to Easton Gateway in Late 2017

 

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Easton is about to get a whole lot hotter! Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) has announced a new location at Easton Gateway, and is slated to open later this year.

What started as a small pop-up chicken window in Columbus’ Olde Towne East has quickly turned into a hometown treasure that Easton is excited to add to its growing list of local retail and restaurant offerings.  

hot-chicken-takeover-easton“Easton customers have been enthusiastically suggesting we pursue Hot Chicken Takeover for some time,” said Jennifer Peterson, Chief Executive of Easton. “We admire the business and, like our customers, we love the chicken!”

Known for their juicy, perfectly fried Nashville-style hot chicken, HCT was founded in 2014 by Central Ohioan, Joe DeLoss. The restaurant now attracts an eclectic mix of patrons eager to gather around communal tables to share a meal and sip free iced tea.

Unique to HCT is the company’s community-minded approach to employment, in which they practice a Fair Chance human resources strategy that provides work opportunities for men and women experiencing barriers to conventional employment. The combination of community values, small business success and a flavorful menu is exactly what compelled Easton to this beloved Columbus brand. 

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“HCT is bigger than just chicken, it’s about the magic in our community of customers and employees,” shared DeLoss. “Expansion of our concept gives us the privilege of scaling those relationships even further, and we’re excited to serve an even broader cross-section of our community at Easton Gateway.”


The restaurant will be located at 4198 Worth Avenue, next to REI and Jos. A. Bank. Stay tuned for more Hot Chicken Takeover Easton Gateway news as construction commences and a grand opening date is revealed. 



"Hot Chicken Takeover doesn’t just sate stomachs with its Nashville-style spicy fried chicken. The two-year-old business also has a social mission — 70 percent of its nearly 50 staffers are individuals who’ve had trouble finding employment due to past incarceration or other factors."


Read the fill story by Dan Eaton in Columbus Bussiness First.

 


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