A new “chicken shack” concept from Charlotte restaurateur Jim Noble will open next door to Noble Smoke off Freedom Drive as early as October 1.
Called “Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack,” the restaurant is inspired by Noble’s great-aunt Beulah and her tradition of Sunday chicken after church in rural North Carolina.
Noble also operates Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen, Noble Smoke, King’s Kitchen and Copain.
In a confident marketing move, Bossy Beulah’s already claims that it’s “the best fried chicken sandwich in CLT” in their Instagram description.
The sandwich: The main attraction Bossy Beulah’s will be “The Beaut,” a sandwich with Joyce Farms chicken breast, pickles, and Duke’s mayo on a Copain bun. The chicken is brined and then buttermilk-soaked before being seasoned with salt and pepper, floured and deep-fried.
It’ll cost $7 and you can add cheese for another $1. If this new concept sounds familiar, there’s a reason: King’s Kitchen has a lunch entree called “Aunt Beaut’s Pan Fried Chicken.”
The dead simple menu will include sides like slaw and house fries. And you’ll be able to buy wine, beer, a cocktail, soft drinks, and iced tea.
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Beer garden: Noble Smoke and Bossy Beulah’s will be connected by a beer garden (they share a large parking lot). The beer garden has an outdoor bar that’ll make it easy to order drinks, including unique Suffolk Punch beers on draft. Between the massive Noble Smoke facility, beer garden and Bossy Beulah’s — it has a campus style feel. The exact address is 2200 Freedom Drive.
We’ll keep you posted when we know Bossy Beulah’s grand opening date.