Mother Clucker lines up Islington restaurant as it moves back to bricks and mortar

By James McAllister

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Mother Clucker lines up Islington restaurant as it moves back in to bricks and mortar

Related tags: Mother Clucker, Byron, Casual dining, R200, Multi-site, Famously Proper, Fried chicken

Fried chicken brand Mother Clucker is to launch its first bricks and mortar restaurant since being acquired by Byron owner Famously Proper.

Launching on Upper Street in London's Islington early next month, the site will hold more than 30 covers with booths and communal tables both available, and serve a menu of burgers, strips, wings and wraps.

Founded by Ross Curnow and Brittney Bean in 2013, Mother Clucker originally operated out of a converted US Army ambulance, and went on to have sites in Clerkenwell and Stanstead Airport alongside numerous street food pitches across the capital.

However, since being acquired by Famously Proper​ in May last year, the group's physical footprint has been replaced by a virtual one, with Mother Clucker now only available as a delivery-only brand.

The launch of its new permanent restaurant in Islington reflects Famously Proper's intentions to grow Mother Clucker's bricks and mortar estate, with 'solid plans' to open sites across the country.

Mother Clucker specialises in tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice-battered fried chicken and was in the first wave of higher-quality chicken players.

Alongside its core menu, which includes a full vegan offering, the Islington restaurant will see the launch of a new product, WOWffles - buttermilk waffles topped with fried chicken, candied bacon and maple syrup. 

There will also be an ice cream topped waffle, topped with variety of sweet toppings including the gummy chicken feet, marshmallows, honeycomb and fresh berries.

As well as the option to dine in, customers will also be able to order for takeaway and additionally have the option to order in advance from the website and pick up from one of the restaurant's 'hot lockers' - a wall of locked storage units designed to keep food warm until the diner picks it up.

"We are extremely excited to be taking this cult favourite, street food chicken brand from its origins of one food truck to its new bricks and mortar restaurant," says Gavin Cox, CEO of Famously Proper. 

"We have solid plans to expand Mother Clucker across the country in the coming months and years, so watch this space."

Related topics: Openings, Casual Dining

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