Boxcar Betty’s, a Charleston-based gourmet fried chicken sandwich concept, is opening in Optimist Hall this December.
“We are so excited to bring our award-winning chicken sandwiches to the Charlotte market,” co-owner Roth Scott said. “We feel honored to be a part of such an incredible project with other wonderful tenants.”
What: Boxcar Betty’s was established five years ago in Charleston; it now has four Charleston locations and one in Chicago, Charlotte will be the sixth. They’re best known for gourmet fried chicken sandwiches made from all-natural, cage-free and antibiotic-free meat with delicious toppings.
“Whenever I am in Charleston, Boxcar Betty’s is my go-to lunch spot, so I look forward to being able to enjoy a delicious chicken sandwich in my hometown,” Erik Johnson, co-founder of White Point Partners, said.
The menu: Expect chicken sandwiches, classic Southern side dishes, salads, desserts and a kid’s menu. Vegetarians can swap the chicken for a fried portobello mushroom cap stuffed with pimiento cheese.
The Boxcar (pimiento cheese, peach slaw, house pickles and spicy mayo) and the Chicken Not So Waffle (bacon jam, maple syrup, pimiento cheese and tomato) are customer favorites. You can also build your own sandwich with choice of protein (chicken or mushroom), 11 toppings and 10 sauces.
Design: It’ll have a farmhouse feel space with reclaimed wood and industrial lighting.
Optimist Hall: Open tenants include Archer Paper, Bao & Broth, Duke Energy, Dumpling Lady, Honeysuckle Gelato, Pet Wants, Spindle Bar, Undercurrent Coffee and Zukku Sushi.
Aix French Market, Ava Restaurant, Billy Sunday, Botiwalla, El Thrifty Social Club, Felix’s Empanadas, Fonta Flora Brewery, Papi Queso, Suarez Bakery & Barra, Velvet Taco, Boxcar Betty’s and Village Juice are slated to open in the coming months.
Photos courtesy of Boxcar Betty’s