25 November, 2020, 18:42

Pops Hot Chicken is moving into the old “Tallboys” location on Fourth Avenue

Pops Hot Chicken, which was originally a food truck, is setting up shop in the spot that previously housed TallBoys on Fourth Avenue.

The spicy Nashville-style chicken joint plans to be completed with the move by mid-January 2021, and with one move comes another, meaning that the chicken sandwiches are moving out of the southside food hall, American Eat Co.

Pops Hot Chicken sandwiches at American Eat Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pops Hot Chicken sandwiches at American Eat Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

With the new opportunity, Peter Yucupicio, owner of Pops Hot Chicken, has some big plans for his first brick and mortar restaurant.

“We’re expanding our menu, too,” said Yucupicio. “We’re going to be offering more breakfast and brunch items at the new location, which will still have our southwest take on southern-style flavors.”

Aside from the new menu items, he plans to have a full bar to accompany the spicy cuisine — a lovely way to douse the flames inside your mouth during the late-night hours of wandering around on Fourth Avenue.

The original Pops Hot Chicken food truck went up in flames back in February, but Tucupicio says he’s got plans to make another attempt at going mobile in addition to the brick and mortar.

“We’ll looking to get back to it,” said Yucupicio. “Maybe a new truck with fewer problems.”

To keep up with Pops Hot Chicken Truck on Instagram.

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