‘Viral Sensation’ Handheld Chicken and Waffles Restaurant to Open in Grand Rapids
You've heard of the dish "chicken and waffles", but what about chicken IN a waffle cone?
No fork required! A new restaurant selling portable fried chicken dishes is coming to Grand Rapids.
Chick’nCone Coming to Grand Rapids This Fall
According to Grand Rapids Business Journal, West Michigan's first Chick’nCone location is opening at 2090 Celebration Drive NE, Suite 124, in Grand Rapids this fall.
The fast-casual restaurant chain was launched in 2014 by Jonathan Almanzar and Josh Lanier in Colorado and then New York.
Primarily a food-truck and catering concept to start, the chain has grown to 24 brick-and-mortar locations across the U.S. and even in Dubai!
This will be West Michigan's first Chick'nCone restaurant. The other Michigan location is on the east side of the state in Madison Heights.
Chick'nCone's first brick and mortar location in New York City got a lot of media buzz and overall the chain has gotten a lot of attention, being called a "viral sensation" for its Instagrammable menu items.
Maybe you've seen Chick'nCone on the Food Network:
What Kind of Food Does Chick'nCone Serve?
Well, as you might have guessed, chicken in a cone! Crispy fried chicken is tossed with your choice of sauce and served in a hand-rolled waffle cone.
Sauce options include: Cinna-Maple, Kick'nRanch, Buffalo Blue, BBQ, Peri Peri (spicy South African chili sauce), Yell BBQ (sweet and tangy mustard based BBQ).
You can also order a fried chicken sandwich or chicken tenders.
Sides include Cajun-seasoned French fries, buttery Cajun-seasoned corn, and mac and cheese.
And don't forget dessert! Chick'nCone serves vanilla, chocolate, and caramel shakes made with waffle cone pieces.
Other locations have also featured specials, like "Back to School Cereal Cones".
Now, we don't know yet if the Grand Rapids location will serve alcohol, but some Chick'nCones also serve Boozy Slushys and craft beer.
Check out their menu here!
When Does Chick'nCone Grand Rapids Open?
An exact opening date hasn't been given, but the new restaurant is expected to open in Fall 2022.
Follow Chick'nCone Grand Rapids on Facebook for updates!