When I say the word, "Chicken," which businesses do you think of first?

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Maybe Chick-fil-A? Or KFC? Or maybe even Popeye's?

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Well these New Jersey businesses are about to have some steep competition because a new chicken sheriff is coming to town.

Have you ever heard of Hot Chikn Kitchn? (Yes, it is spelled correctly)

They are a super-casual food chain who is known for their nashville-inspired chicken dishes.

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Plus, I have to say I love what this company seems to be all about.

According to their website, Hot Chikn Kitchn writes, "We live for the euphoria a delicious meal can provide [and] strive to harness the power of food to bring people together. We also believe in the magic of spreading positivity in our community."

Food does have magical powers when it comes to bringing people together. That's for sure.

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Why am I telling you all about this chicken-filled delight?

According to NJ.com, Hot Chikn Kitchn announced that they will be undergoing and huge expansion.

Over the next three years, they will be opening 200 new restaurants.

“As we look to expand our presence, we are exploring franchise partnerships that will help carry us into a strong future,” said Dave Wood, Hot Chickn Kitchn Chief Strategic Officer according to NJ.com. “We have a proven concept that has experienced rapid growth and we are excited to continue with that momentum with partners who share in our vision and are focused on bringing our quality brand to more markets.”

Guess where a majority of those new spots are going? That's right...NEW JERSEY! More on their New Jersey expansion in a second.

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I went to their website and took a look at their menu and there is a lot to be excited about....especially if you love spicy.

According to NJ.com, Hot Chkn Kitchn, "serves up Nashville-style hot chicken prepared with made-to-order spices and unique hot sauces. Each of its hot sauce flavors are infused with different types of peppers."

You know what popped out to me? Their spices are made to order. This means spicy, fresh and delicious.

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Let's take a look at the menu.

They only have one dessert but it is one that will make you drool all over your keyboard. Here's a hint: sugar glaze and cinnamon.

Which item will you try first?

Juicy Hot Chickn Kitchn Menu Items New Jersey Should Be Stoked About

Hot Chickn Kitchn is expanding with 200 new stores in the next 3 years and a BUNCH are coming to New Jersey. Here are some of the most eye-catching menu items:

Let's take one more look at that dessert because I think of the entire menu, that is what I am looking forward to trying the most.

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So, will a Hot Chkn Kitchn be opening near you?

We are not sure yet.

Unfortunately, we don't know how many locations are coming to New Jersey or where they will be.

But trust me on this one: the second we know, so will you.

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