Chef Spike Mendelsohn, who gained well-earned notoriety as a contestant on Top Chef, has partnered with The Chickery, the popular fast-casual “better chicken” concept, to update the menus and rebrand its Dupont Circle location.
The new lunch and dinner menu features “The Chicky Bunch,” including a few reimagined riffs of current sandwiches such as The Chickery Classic and BBQ Big Dixie. Ther are also new additions such as The Blue Hot with hot fried chicken, lettuce, pickles, blue cheese crumbles and buttermilk ranch dressing; Tête-à-Cluck with rotisserie chicken, french fries, cheddar cheese curds and gravy; GuakGuak with rotisserie chicken, guacamole, apple smoked bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato; vegetarian CauliFire with battered and fried cauliflower steak, Chickery hot sauce, lettuce, tomato and buttermilk ranch dressing; and more.
In addition to the variety of new chicken sandwiches, visitors will also find expanded options for sides, salads, sauces, desserts and drinks. Family and combo meals have also been revamped on the new menu, including the Bunch Box Special that allows guests to pair any Chicky Bunch sandwich with seasoned fries and a large fountain soda for just $10.50 daily between 11 a.m and 3 p.m.
The Dupont Circle location is also introducing a new late night menu that will be available Thursday through Sunday from 9:30 P.M. to 3:30 A.M beginning this Thursday, October 5. The menu will feature Chicken Cones (a waffle cone filled with crispy chicken tossed in one of seven sauces; $8.50) and select Chicky Bunch sandwiches.
“The Chickery has strived to be a leader in the fast-casual chicken segment since day one,” said The Chickery’s President, Kert Gennings. “We anticipate the rebranding and the collaboration with Chef Spike, who has a proven track record in the success of fast-casual concepts and unparalleled culinary expertise, to reignite The Chickery brand in Washington D.C. and beyond.”
As the company’s President, Gennings has been at the helm of the rebranding and franchising efforts since assuming the position in July 2017. The industry veteran has collaborated with The Chickery’s franchising partner Fransmart to bring the “better chicken” concept to major markets in North America and internationally, including Northern California and Dubai. Fransmart is the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of restaurant brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys and Qdoba Mexican Grill.