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Hattie B’s Preps for Spring Opening With Several Dallas Pop-Ups in November

The chain’s Deep Ellum restaurant is expected to open in February or March

A hot chicken sandwich on red and white checked paper, topped with coleslaw and garnished with a pickle slice on a toothpick.
Hattie B’s hot chicken sandwich/
Joseph Woodley

Hattie B’s, the wildly popular hot chicken chain from Nashville, is teasing its Texas arrival with a series of pop-ups November 5 through 7 in Dallas.

As Eater previously reported, the family-owned chain, known for its cayenne-coated fried chicken, chose Deep Ellum as the location for its first Texas restaurant. That restaurant is now scheduled to open in late February or early March 2022.

Before then, though, the chain will be slinging chicken out of a 1974 Airstream trailer at three pop-ups, two of which will benefit local charities. Check out the times and locations below:

Friday, November 5

  • Location: Peticolas Brewing Company, 1301 Pace Street
  • Time: 5 to 9 p.m. or until sold out
  • Menu: Hattie B’s hot chicken sandwich (all heat levels), which includes a fried chicken breast, coleslaw, comeback sauce, and kosher pickles, plus fried pickles. Peticolas will offer $2 pints of select beer with each food purchase, and 50 percent of the sales will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Saturday, November 6

  • Location: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
  • Time: 1 to 5 p.m., while supplies last
  • Menu: A sample size of Hattie B’s Dirty Bird Fries, seasoned crinkle-cut fries served with pimento mac and cheese, dark meat Nashville-style chicken nuggets, comeback sauce, and green onions.

Sunday, November 7

  • Location: BrainDead Brewing, 2625 Main Street
  • Time: 1 to 5 p.m. or until sold out
  • Menu: Hot chicken and Belgian waffle with berry compote and maple-whipped cream, plus hot chicken and bacon-cheddar grits topped with chives. Fifty percent of sales will be donated to Deep Ellum 100, a non-profit dedicated to supporting musicians, visual artists, service industry workers, and small businesses in Deep Ellum.

Hattie B’s was founded in Nashville in 2012 by father-son duo Nick Bishop and Nick Bishop, Jr. It’s known for its wildly spicy, extra juicy fried chicken, the hottest of which is known as Shut the Cluck Up. Since 2012, the company has opened locations in Atlanta, Memphis, Las Vegas, and Birmingham, Alabama.

The soon-to-open Deep Ellum location, at 3000 Main Street, will seat 200 people and will include patio space facing the vibrant neighborhood. No word yet on if other locations are planned for Texas.