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On fire: A look at the rapid expansion of Joella’s Hot Chicken

“Joella’s will open its first store in Indianapolis before the end of this year; one in Cincinnati during the first quarter of 2017; and is looking to move eastward into Columbus, Ohio, in late 2017, according to Palombino. By the end of 2017, the hot chicken restaurant will have at least seven stores open, but Palombino said his goal is …

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Polly’s take on the trend: Nashville hot chicken

By Polly Campbell for The Enquirer “It seems pretty strange that two Nashville-style hot chicken restaurants opened in the last few months, both right off Buttermilk Pike, 495 feet apart, according to Google Maps. “We didn’t know they were signing a lease, they didn’t know we were,” said Tony Palombino, CEO of the company that owns Joella’s.” Thanks to the …

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Here’s when Joella’s Middletown location will open

By Caitlin Bowling – “Louisville’s second Joella’s Hot Chicken restaurant is slated to open June 1. The new Joella’s is located at 13401 Shelbyville Road, Suite 101, in the former BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, according to a news release. The new location, which is larger than the original, will include a separate entrance for online and phone orders, new …

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Joella’s Hot Chicken will be opening its second Louisville location next month.

“The restaurant will fill the space that was previously occupied by BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse at 13401 Shelbyville Road, Suite 101, according to a news release. The BoomBozz store closed May 1 so the space could be converted, and Joella’s is set to open June 1. Tony Palombino, the founder and CEO of Louisville-based EAP Restaurant Concepts, is behind …

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Joella’s Hot Chicken to open in Middletown

By Kathryn Gregory – “Joella’s Hot Chicken will open a second Louisville area restaurant in Middletown on June 1. The restaurant will fill the location left vacant by BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, 13401 Shellbyville Road, Suite 101, which closed May 1. BoomBozz and Joella’s are owned by Tony Palombino, founder of Louisville-based EAP Restaurant Concepts. He also operates Manny …

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Why Nashville Hot Chicken Is on Fire!

Originally conceived at Prince’s Hot Chicken in Nashville, hot chicken was created in the 1950’s. The traditional recipe is essentially dry-brined chicken that’s deep-fried and tossed in a sweet-spicy sauce made from cayenne and brown sugar. It’s become iconic in the city of its birth, spawning numerous like-minded peppery descendants. Now, like everything else in the Southern culinary canon, the …