Chicken sandwich venture to open first permanent site

Fried chicken sandwich street-food outlet Butchies is to launch its first permanent site in London’s Camden Market later this month.

Butchies’ Hatch will open on Wednesday, 21 September, serving fried buttermilk chicken sandwiches and a selection of specials and sides.

Owned by Dublin-born Garrett FitzGerald and his wife Emer, Butchies has gained a significant following on social media and currently trades at Broadway Market in the capital every Saturday, where it was established two years ago.

It was voted one of London’s top three street food outfits by Time Out readers in 2015, and has catered for large private events for brands such as Nike, Heineken and Southern Comfort, as well as for the cast and crew of last year’s blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The menu at Butchies’ Hatch will offer four free-range chicken sandwiches, all served in soft butter-toasted buns:

The signature Dale Cooper (named after Twin Peaks’ cult hero detective), which features pickles and Butchies’ homemade garlic & fresh herb aioli (£7); Calvin Wagstaff, which comes with pickles, Red Leicester cheese dripping & American sriracha (£8); Clarice Starling, served with buffalo sauce, blue cheese slaw & pickles (£8); and Clancy Wiggum, smoked streaky bacon, guacamole & smoked chilli mayo (£9). For vegetarians, Butchies will serve the Margot Tenenbaum, which comes with fried halloumi, guacamole & smoked chilli mayo (£7).

FitzGerald is working with restaurant consultant Adam Hyman, whose company CODE Hospitality has invested in Butchies and will advise on its future fundraising and brand development.

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