September 30, 2019

Hot Chicken Takeover will celebrate Crocker Park grand opening October 8

Central Ohio restaurant chain bringing Nashville-style hot chicken to Northeast Ohio

Westlake, Ohio — Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT), a community-minded social enterprise founded in 2014, will celebrate its first Northeast Ohio location grand opening on Tuesday, October 8. Located in the newest phase of Crocker Park, Hot Chicken Takeover will join neighboring businesses H&M, Homage, Graeter’s and Starbucks in Cleveland’s west side retail development hub.

“Our Crocker Park restaurant is the first out of market location for Hot Chicken Takeover and a huge moment in our company’s history,” says Joe DeLoss, Hot Chicken Takeover’s Founder and CEO. “The support and enthusiasm from the Cleveland community has been overwhelming. We can’t wait to see this new community gathered around our tables on opening day.”

Hot Chicken Takeover has partnered with Neighborhood Alliance for their grand opening week, a local non-profit that serves individuals at every stage of life in neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio through custom programming and services. For every meal purchased Tuesday, October 8 – Friday, October 11, HCT will donate $1 to the non-profit organization.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to create meaningful jobs alongside community partners like Neighborhood Alliance,” shares DeLoss. “Through our partnership, we’ve hired exceptional team members for our Crocker Park location. Their organization is contributing to a strong workforce here in Northeast Ohio and we’re thrilled to play a small part.”

As a Fair Chance Employer, Hot Chicken Takeover partners with nonprofits and employment agencies, like Neighborhood Alliance, to provide members of the community with meaningful jobs. With each restaurant opening, HCT aims to create opportunity for those seeking supportive employment, no matter the circumstance.

“We are excited and appreciative of the opportunity to partner with Hot Chicken Takeover. We believe in empowering people to create better lives, and we are pleased to see a large organization such as this take on the mission of helping others to do just that. It is inspiring, and we are happy to place some of our homeless participants in employment with them,” says Alicia Foss, CEO + President of Neighborhood Alliance.

In addition to their partnership with Neighborhood Alliance, the restaurant will celebrate their grand opening by offering the first 50 people in line a free meal. The location will offer their standard menu, including their new vegan offering, ‘Not Chicken’.

The ribbon will be cut on Tuesday, October 8 at 11am. The restaurant will be open 7 days a week, from 11am-9pm. For additional information, visit hotchickentakeover.com.

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Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) is a community-focused restaurant serving juicy, perfectly-fried Nashville Hot Chicken to Central + Northeast Ohio residents. Founded in 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, HCT attracts an eclectic mix of customers eager to gather around long communal tables and sip free iced tea, making the Hot Chicken Takeover experience feel more like a backyard block party than a restaurant. HCT is focused on creating impact in the communities it serves through its approach as a Fair Chance Employer. By infusing the company culture with ownership and pride, HCT team members feed a lively customer experience. As a result, Hot Chicken Takeover has grown to become a beloved Columbus brand in Central Ohio and beyond.

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Liz Dickey
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