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Hot Chicken Takeover Opens Fourth Central Ohio Location

Susan Post Susan Post Hot Chicken Takeover Opens Fourth Central Ohio Location

After some COVID-related delays, Hot Chicken Takeover has opened the doors to its Westerville restaurant, 435 Polaris Pkwy. HCT used the extra months to its advantage, completely redesigning the space with M+A Architects to better suit the dining climate it has opened into. “As a community-oriented business, we put considerable thought into how we open […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Fourth Central Ohio Restaurant

Susan Post Susan Post Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Fourth Central Ohio Restaurant

Westerville is getting a dose of spice this summer. Hot Chicken Takeover will open its fourth Central Ohio restaurant at 435 Polaris Parkway. The full HCT menu will be available, including recent additions of Not Chicken (house seitan) and vegan Baked Beans. The new location will also feature a pickup window for to-go orders and […]

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First Look: Hot Chicken Takeover at Easton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Hot Chicken Takeover at Easton

The third location for Hot Chicken Takeover officially opens on Monday, November 6, but a sneak preview event was held last night to provide a sneak peek of the new space. The local restaurant has seen rapid growth since their launch in 2014, with permanent homes now at The North Market and in Clintonville. The business […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Third Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hot Chicken Takeover Opening Third Location

Not long after announcing plans for a second store in Clintonville, Hot Chicken Takeover owner Joe DeLoss confirmed a third location for the restaurant at the Easton Gateway. The business, known for accumulating a lengthy line of hungry, Nashville hot chicken-craving customers, currently operates out of the North Market and a seasonal food truck. In January […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover is Opening a Location in Clintonville

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hot Chicken Takeover is Opening a Location in Clintonville

North Market’s Hot Chicken Takeover revealed plans for expansion, planning to add a second location in Clintonville and grow their corporate staff. Owner Joe DeLoss originally launched HCT as a pop up in Olde Towne East, eventually scrounging up the funds to operate a food truck. A year ago they opened their North Market location […]

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The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restaurateurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken […]

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Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016

For the second year in a row, Hot Chicken Takeover has won the hearts of local eaters and has been crowned as the best local food truck in Columbus. Over 3,400 votes were cast in our annual Food Truck Poll that coincides with this past weekend’s Columbus Food Truck Festival. Over 60 trucks and carts […]

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