Fried chicken is as much culture as it is cuisine. With YouTube raps declaring allegiance to their hometown chains, and blogs dedicated to documenting their subtle differences. At the same time, the chicken shop’s heritage is being co-opted by a new breed of fowl trader.
Hip new chicken shacks are now roosting in Soho, serving deep fried chicken and waffles.
Head down to streetfood markets and you’ll find poshed-up birds on offer, often served up with a knowing postmodern nod to places like Morley’s and Chicken Cottage.
Gentri-fried chicken doesn’t look likely to kill off the chicken shop thankfully.