#BucketDish: Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack will open in Midtown

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Rocky's Hot Chicken in Asheville // Photo by @AVLtoday

By: @EatDrinkCarolinas

Asheville’s Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack is expanding to Greenville with a third location and it won’t be in the Main St district. The fried chicken concept with the cult following and cute slogan “Deliriously Good Fried Chicken and Southern Soul Food” will open with a stand-alone restaurant in midtown, pretty much across the street from Willy Taco at 420 Laurens Rd. The redevelopment of the property means you can’t get your chicken sammy on until 2020, but who’s counting?

Owner Rich Cundiff said after looking at downtown that it was midtown that clicked. “That corridor’s got funk. It felt like us and we’ll have great neighbors.”

Fried chicken made Rocky’s a household name in WNC and every derivation of it is offered in plain, honey, mild, honey mild, medium, hot, rocky’s hot or extra hot (it’s bumped up with ghost peppers). Cundiff professes to being obsessed about the food and totally compulsive about it. “It’s attention to detail that makes it good.”

The development by SVN BlackStream called for two tenants but Rocky’s has opted both spaces including ALL THE PARKING. Whoop whoop. We can’t wait!