Welcome Chicken + Donuts is brought to you by partners Sloane McFarland, Michael Babcock and Jenn Robinson, our Head Baker Casey Hopkins and our awesome and essential WC+D Team.
We are part of the Welcome Hospitality family that operates the Welcome Diner just a couple miles away at 10th St and Roosevelt. For those not familiar with it, the Welcome Diner is an award winning American fare farm to table restaurant with a Southern edge.
One of our Diner specialties is Southern fried chicken sandwiches served on homemade biscuits. From that focus came an in interest in “KFC” or Korean Fried Chicken. KFC is a twice fried method of fried chicken preparation that uses a lighter batter and comes with a profile of different sauces the chicken is tossed in at order. We hope you love it as much as we do!
We loved the idea of serving “KFC” in an old KFC – that is, an old Kentucky Fried Chicken. Yep, check out the steeple of our space! We were also inspired by our earliest use of the space several years ago. To celebrate the opening of Yourland, the development we are situated within, we held a pop up event. The Welcome Diner served coffee and donuts out of the space. It’s been a long journey from pop up to full operations. Along the way we’ve come to admire and learn from others practitioners of the chicken and donuts combo such as old school Chicken & Donuts in San Francisco and newer folks like Federal Donuts in Philadelphia. We love the unique combo and seek to add a voice to growing group of folks offering it.
Our vision and goal at Welcome CHICKEN + DONUTS is to provide you with a great meal or snack, a comfortable space and atmosphere in the fabric of a super cool part of town we love; the finest sourcing and ingredients and value, served fast; from inspired folks who want to share an inspired culinary, hospitality and cultural experience for you every time!