LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Royals Hot Chicken announced that they will be opening another location in Louisville later this year. The new location is expected to open in Downtown Jeffersontown at 10305 Taylorsville Road.

The locally owned eatery, specializing in Nashville-Style Hot Chicken tenders & sandwiches, began construction on the second location this summer. Founder Chef Ryan Rogers said expanding the restaurant to another location was an easy decision.

"Louisville has an insatiable appetite for our hot chicken that just couldn't be satisfied with one location," he said. Royals Hot Chicken is a part of the HiCotton Hospitality family, which also owns Feast BBQ and Bar Vetti. Feast BBQ's popular Jeffersontown location helped influence Chef Rogers' decision on where to expand Royals.

"J-Town's growth and commitment to our locally owned business, Feast BBQ, makes it the perfect spot to add our second Royals Hot Chicken
location," he said.

Chef Rogers founded Royals Hot Chicken in 2015, opening his first location in Downtown Louisville's NuLu neighborhood where it quickly became a local favorite. The restaurant offers varying heat levels for each chicken dish with spice choices ranging from "Some Heat" to "Gonzo".

"We hope the people of Jeffersontown can handle the heat and keep coming back for more of our one-of-a-kind hot chicken tenders and sandwiches," said Rogers. "We're confident this second location will continue our momentum of making Royals Hot Chicken the king of hot chicken in Louisville."  

He plans to host a grand opening of the new Royals Hot Chicken location when it opens in December.

Royals Hot Chicken of Jeffersontown will employee approximately 30 people in the Jeffersontown area and the restaurant is accepting applications now. Applications can be submitted here or by applying in-store at their current Market St. location.  

Royals Hot Chicken's original restaurant is located in NuLu at 736 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202.

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