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Fat Mike’s Hot Chicken, a Nashville Hot Chicken concept restaurant, is pleased to announce its plans to speed up the opening of its new downtown eatery.


The new Fat Mike’s Hot Chicken is located next to Plant Street Market in the old 4 Locos Tacos location. Owners Michael and Alison (Ali) Scorsone (Michael’s Ali Coal Fired Pizza & MAC’d OUT) had initially planned on waiting out the COVID-19 Pandemic before launching a grand opening.


“It broke our heart to be forced to lay-off almost half of our staff due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, most of our staff have had no luck filing for unemployment benefits. That’s why we made the decision two weeks ago to “Flash” Open the new restaurant concept with limited offerings, and staff it during the pandemic” stated Michael and Alison Scorsone.


Of the quick opening, owner Michael Scorsone said, “Getting our work family back on the job allows them to generate an income to feed their families. That’s the real focus for my wife and me. Some have told me we’re crazy for opening during the pandemic, but we believe our staff can make it work with some help from our great community”.


About Fat Mike’s Hot Chicken:


A Nashville Hot Chicken concept created and owned by Michael & Alison (Ali) Scorsone. The Winter Garden residents also own Michael’s Ali Coal Fired Pizza, MAC’d OUT and until selling in 2017, Winter Garden Pizza Company. Nashville Hot Chicken is real Southern Fried Chicken which is given a spicy wet bath after cooking. A crispy, juicy ¼ chicken with spice levels ranging from Hot to Crazy Hot. The restaurant is planning an official Grand Opening after the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to hire an additional 15 local employees. 

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