Hot Chicken Takeover

4203 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) is a community-focused restaurant serving juicy, perfectly-fried Nashville Hot Chicken. Founded in 2014, HCT attracts an eclectic mix of customers eager to gather around long communal tables and sip free iced tea, making the Hot Chicken Takeover experience feel more like a backyard block party than a restaurant. HCT is focused on creating impact in the communities it serves through its approach as a Fair Chance Employer. By infusing the company culture with ownership and pride, HCT team members feed a lively customer experience. As a result, Hot Chicken Takeover has grown to become a beloved Columbus brand in Central Ohio and beyond. Mission: At Hot Chicken Takeover, everybody starts on the dish tank and we’re not just talking crew members. We’re talking managers, directors, even the people who work in the back office—we’ve all worked the dish tank. Why? Because we recognize that our team’s success depends on what happens in the kitchen.

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3

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Fast Food Restaurant Companies

Category

Food & Drink

ESG/Ethical Impact

It’s about our people. Beyond an extraordinary community of customers, HCT provides supportive jobs to men and women who need a fair chance at work. No matter the circumstances — homelessness, previous incarceration, or other barrier to employment — HCT is focused on the future and is dedicated to offering team members meaningful benefits, such as financial stability, personal growth, and professional development. Our work environment is fun, energetic, and rewarding. We work hard to give our team members significant opportunities to grow, regardless of previous experience or education. Because of that, everybody starts in the same place— on our dish tank. Hot Chicken Takeover attracts an eclectic mix of customers, striving to build community around long shared tables, making the experience feel more like a backyard barbecue or block party. So when you come, be ready to introduce yourself and have a good time. Hot Chicken Takeover is about way more than food.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$16,200,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

4.5

Customer Rating

3.7

Company Size

100-1000

ESG Risk Rating

3

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