Means People

HCT’s about more than just chicken.*

 

It’s about our people. Beyond an extraordinary community of customers, HCT provides supportive jobs to men and women who need a fair chance at work. No matter the circumstances — homelessness, previous incarceration, or other barrier to employment — HCT is focused on the future and is dedicated to offering team members meaningful benefits, such as financial stability, personal growth, and professional development.

We love our work and we’d love to have you join us, too.

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What’s it like working at HCT?

Our work environment is fun, energetic, and rewarding. We work hard to give our team members significant opportunities to grow, regardless of previous experience or education. Because of that, everybody starts in the same place— on our dish tank. 

From there, your career path is up to you. You’ll get promoted as you master positions in the front and back-of-house— everything from the cash register to chicken fryer. 

We offer competitive benefits focused on personal + professional growth. Below are several examples:

1:1 Matched Milestone Program

Getting ahead gets easier with our Matched Milestone Program for things like housing, education, transportation, and more.

Competitive Wages and Tips

Hard work is rewarded. Most crew members take home $11+ per hour.

Professional Development

Team members become certified in food safety through the Food Protection Program of Columbus Public Health.

Cash Advances

To avoid run-ins with predatory lenders, team members can access emergency cash assistance and 0% interest loans to manage crisis.

Flexible Scheduling

We understand you have obligations at home. We want to make sure you can meet them.

Counseling

To navigate larger issues and crises, licensed counselors are retained for recovery support and short-term counseling.


About Hot Chicken Takeover

Founded in 2014, Hot Chicken Takeover started as a pop-up window in Columbus’ Olde Towne East neighborhood. Today, we have three restaurants throughout Central Ohio and are opening our first out of market location this fall at Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. 

Since day one, Hot Chicken Takeover has been serving made to order, Nashville-style hot chicken and delicious sides. Our Sweet Tea is always free and our House Ranch is on tap to help curb the cayenne-infused hot chicken heat that builds as you dig into your meal.

Hot Chicken Takeover attracts an eclectic mix of customers, striving to build community around long shared tables, making the experience feel more like a backyard barbecue or block party. So when you come, be ready to introduce yourself and have a good time. Hot Chicken Takeover is about way more than food.


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We are regularly seeking businesses and organizations to partner with us in our mission.

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