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Chef Ben McPherson Will Bring Korean Fried Chicken & Waffles To Richmond Ave Next Year

Krisp will serve up all-natural, pasture raised birds

A rendering of Krisp Bird & Batter
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There’s no food more classic or timeless than an excellent piece of fried chicken, but the dish has seen a real resurgence in recent years. Now, a face familiar to Houston restaurant enthusiasts will introduce his own take on fried yard bird next year with a brand new concept.

According to a Facebook page launched for his new brand, Chef Ben McPherson (formerly of Prohibition Supperclub and Batanga) will open Krisp Bird & Batter at 5922 Richmond Ave at some point next year. The restaurant will serve up pasture-raised chicken stuffed into buns or served alongside freshly-made waffles.

As far as the food is concerned, look forward to “K.F.C.” or Korean fried chicken, and a take on cordon bleu alongside McPherson’s classic crispy chicken. A look at the restaurant’s test kitchen menu indicates that waffle fries & tots will be available as side dishes.

Eater has reached out to McPherson for more details on Krisp’s projected opening timeline. In the meantime, scope out these renderings of the space: