Byron owner buys Mother Clucker chain with plans for expansion

Southern fried chicken fast casual brand, Mother Clucker has been acquired by Famously Proper, owned and controlled by Calveton UK, the owner of premium burger chain, Byron.

As part of the agreement, the recipe for Mother Clucker’s chicken remains a closely guarded secret.

Co-founders Ross Curnow and Brittney Bean first served Mother Clucker chicken from a converted US Army ambulance in 2013, and since then, the brand has popped up at countless festivals, taken over restaurants, been a best seller at permanent markets, and launched its own restaurant in Clerkenwell.

Bean said, “After eight years frying chicken in food markets, parking lots, pubs, bars, airports, shopping malls and a permanent shop or two, we’re really excited to hand over the reins of Mother Clucker to the team at FPL.”

Curnow added, “The most important thing to us was that the community we created, both of regular fans and internal team, was valued and FPL is committed to doing just that. It’s a perfect partnership in our eyes and we’re excited for the next chapter.”

Simon Wilkinson CEO of Famously Proper, said, “We have been looking for a premium, market leading chicken brand since we formed the new company back in August 2020.

‘We admire the work that the Mother Clucker team have done over the years as an innovative and pioneering brand, just like Byron, and will sit perfectly within our company.

‘We can’t wait to get to know the team and continue the journey of bringing Mother Clucker to more locations.”

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