With chicken looming as one of the most pressing issues of our time, it's none too soon for the arrival of Tasty's Chicken, a new chicken restaurant that's open in Plano at 705 W. Park Blvd.
Tasty's menu includes Cajun chicken, Gulf shrimp, crawfish, beignets and king cake.
Owner Terral Slack says his chicken is Louisiana style. "We actually use seasoning," he quips. "I'm used to chicken with a little more flavor."
Their main thing is chicken tenders, available in three versions: dry rub, hot, or lemon pepper, which you can get solo, or with fries and toast.
You can also get combos with choice of breast, wing, leg, and thigh, in dark meat, white meat or mixed. And you can get wings.
Slack moved here from Monroe, Louisiana, where he says he was known for his food. "At home, I had a little spot, and I thought I could bring my flavor to the area," he says.
For his opening, he's just doing chicken and fries, but he'll fold in seasonal items such as crawfish, catfish, and shrimp, which he'll launch on Labor Day. Once he gets rolling, he may add other sides such as dirty rice.
Slack is an entrepreneur who also owns a barber shop and a sneaker boutique called Hype, located at the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano. Not to mention his "day job" as an executive for Atlantic Records.
Tasty's took over what was most recently an Indian restaurant called Kinaara; and before that, an Indian street food spot called Rice It; and before that, a taco place called Chevy's.
But the footprint of the building reflects the fact that it was originally a Sonic.
"You can't sit inside, but I have seating on the patio out front," Slack says. "Eventually we are going to put up a BBQ pit, and every other weekend make it a hangout spot, with a jumping gym for kids on Saturdays. We're on an acre of land. We want to make it a fun place to go."