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Fry the Coop Opens in Oak Lawn

Is it Nashville Hot in here, or is it me?

Brookline is proud to announce the launch of Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant Fry the Coop at a prime retail center in Chicago’s South Suburb of Oak Lawn. Situated on 95th Street directly across from the Oak Lawn Metra Station, the center enjoys a traffic count of 40,000 vehicles and over 1,000 pedestrians per day. The 95th Street Corridor is one of the hottest and most successful stretches of retail in the entire Chicago MSA. Nearby tenants and attractions include Advocate Medical Center, Oak Lawn Children’s Museum, Oak Lawn Public Library, Starbucks, Potbelly, Smashburger, several banks and dozens of other traffic-drawing retailers.

Fry the Coop is the creation of local food and people enthusiast Joe Fontana. After honing his techniques and recipes across festivals and pop-up street food markets, Joe finally took the leap from desk-job-doer to restaurateur. As one of the very first Nashville Hot Chicken locations in the entire Chicago area, Fry the Coop gained immediate traction by word-of-mouth on the high quality and flavor of its chicken, the fresh ingredients, and the heat! The growing hype and countless internet reviews reading “best chicken sandwich I’ve ever had” soon started turning heads in the media as well.

Fry the Coop has since been featured on ABC’s Windy City Live and Hungry Hound, WGN’s Lunch Break, Fox’s Good Day Chicago, WGN Radio’s Bill & Wendy Show, and in the Chicago Tribune and Eater Chicago. The abundance of media coverage catapulted business from strong local core to lines out the door. They were selling like – you guessed it – Nashville Hot cakes.

Maybe you didn’t guess that.

The straightforward menu features sandwiches, tenders, chicken & waffles, sides, beer and doughnuts (which you may opt to enjoy your chicken sandwich on) with heat levels for the chicken ranging from Mild to Crazy. Printed on the menu next to the Crazy option reads “Call 911.”

The Brookline Team is thrilled to exclusively represent Fry the Coop on their journey to greatness. A second location is forthcoming. More Hot Chicken to follow after that. Check out Fry the Coop and their menu. Read about Brookline Tenant Representation and how we can find you the perfect place where your business will thrive. We’re serving up free consultations.

There’s more! Mark your planner for Fry the Coop’s Grand Opening Party coming up on Saturday, May 19th. Come enjoy the live music, a ribbon cutting, wine tasting, giveaways, chicken and beer on a Chicago spring day!

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