Cleo's Southern Cuisine
Chef Kristen Harper of Cleo's Southern Cuisine and her family recipes for fried chicken thighs, wings and tenders...and Chicken & Waffles. She established roots in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood in 2019 offering up fast-casual Creole southern comfort food, staffed completely by her family. She just recently expanded to a second location at Time Out Market Chicago.
Fry the Coop
With five locations (Chicago-West Town, Oak Lawn, Elmhurst, Prospect Heights & Tinley Park), this Nashville Hot Chicken joint provides a menu of sandwiches, tenders and Chicken & Waffles. Open since 2017, customers can choose five different heat levels along with sides and local beer.