27 November, 2021, 17:55

Pops Hot Chicken is hosting a soft opening at its new location on Fourth Ave.

Pops Hot Chicken, which was originally a food truck, has been setting up shop in the spot that previously housed TallBoys at 600 N. Fourth Ave.

Now, they’re ready to get things fired up. The spicy Nashville-style chicken joint is hosting a soft opening with a limited menu on Friday, May 21 – Sunday, May 23, with the grand opening taking place on Saturday, June 5.

Pops Hot Chicken

Photo courtesy of Pops Hot Chicken on Instagram

With the new opportunity, Peter Yucupicio, owner of Pops Hot Chicken, has some big plans for his first standalone 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.”

Soft Opening Schedule & Menu

Friday, May 21 from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Hot Chicken and Pulled Pork Sandos with tots and mac and cheese
Saturday, May 22 from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Hot Chicken and Pulled Pork Sandos with tots and mac and cheese
  • DJ Junes will be providing the beats from 8 – 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Breakfast Sandos and Homemade Biscuits
Pops Hot Chicken sandwiches at American Eat Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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

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 2020, but Tucupicio says he’s got plans to make another attempt at going mobile in addition to the new location. Also, with one move comes another, and at some point, the chicken sandwiches are moving out of the southside food hall, American Eat Co.

Pops Hot Chicken is located at 600 N. Fourth Ave. To keep up with Pops Hot Chicken Truck on Instagram.

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