Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

The OG is the champion of the poultry pantheon! Still serving the first and arguably best version of Nashville’s most famous contribution to the culinary canon, Prince’s has added something new to their offering — ambition. The family-run business has undertaken a bit of an expansion toward becoming a chicken chain. The larger Nolensville Road location basically replaced the small North Nashville spot after a fire a few years back, but Prince’s has now spread its wings to other outposts. While their food truck operation at Sixth and Peabody is temporarily on hold, Prince’s partnered with Yee-Haw Brewing Co.’s newest taproom in Greenville, S.C., to offer food at their first venture outside of the state.

A planned outpost at the airport has not yet come to fruition. (But really, do you want to eat infernally spicy chicken just before you get on a plane?) The new Prince’s stall at the Assembly Food Hall downtown has quickly attracted long lines of tourists seeking to take the capsaicin ride and downtown workers who are excited to actually be able to enjoy an authentic hot chicken meal during their allotted lunch hour. More hot chicken is always a good thing, and Prince’s is the best!

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