Joella’s Hot Chicken to open nine stores in US this year

19th July 2019 (Last Updated July 19th, 2019 12:10)

Fast-casual restaurant Joella's Hot Chicken is soon set to expand its presence with nine new stores in the Southeast and Midwest US.

Fast-casual restaurant Joella’s Hot Chicken is soon set to expand its presence with nine new stores in the Southeast and Midwest US.

All the stores will be opened by the end of this year.

As part of the expansion, the restaurant chain will open four new stores in Cumberland, Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Newnan of metropolitan Atlanta.

Three more stores are set to open in Melbourne, Largo and Seminole communities of Florida.

The company has signed leases for the remaining two locations including one in Mason, Ohio, which will be the third location in Cincinnati-area, and the other in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a fourth location for the company in the region.

Joella’s Hot Chicken operations regional vice-president Christina Happel said: “Hot chicken isn’t just about heat, it’s about flavour. And that’s why current guests have embraced Joella’s.

“We’re thrilled that we are doubling the number of restaurants serving up just the right amount of spice and a heaping side of Southern hospitality.”

Currently, Joella’s operates eight locations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, and will have 17 restaurants by the end of this year.

Joella’s offers hot chicken menu items such as Jumbo Tenders, Big Wings and Chicken and Waffles.

It also offers a range of Southern sides including Creamy Mac & Cheese, Green Beans with Bacon, Parm Garlic Fries and Sweet Vinegar Slaw.