Remember Dave’s Hot Chicken? That place that started as a late-night parking lot pop-up and became the crown jewel of Southern California’s food scene? Well, they’re at it again, but this time they’re giving the poultry a break and embracing the veggies. Meet the “Dave’s NOT Chicken” cauliflower sandwich, backed by none other than the music sensation, Drake!
Now, before you start thinking, “Oh, just another bland attempt at plant-based,” hold your taste buds, because this isn’t your run-of-the-mill cauliflower creation. Dave’s Hot Chicken, known for its fiery jumbo chicken sliders, has reinvented itself with this crispy, flavorful, and downright ingenious cauliflower masterpiece.
The Cauliflower Revolution
Dave’s Hot Chicken isn’t one to back down from a challenge. They’ve gone from pop-up to powerhouse by constantly pushing the envelope, and now, they’ve gone all-in on cauliflower. Each “NOT Chicken” slider starts with a whole head of cauliflower, sliced by hand, and then it takes a dip in the flavor pool, where it gets seasoned to perfection with the same spices that made Dave’s hot chicken a legend. That’s right, it’s a cauliflower sensation that’ll make you wonder if you’ve been missing out on the veggie side of life.
From Pop-Up to Plant-Packed
Remember those parking lot pop-up days? Well, the spirit of innovation hasn’t left Dave’s Hot Chicken. Bill Phelps, the CEO, put it perfectly, “After spending weeks in the test kitchen testing countless different products, just like the founders did back in the parking lot pop-up days, we’ve created a meat alternative that’s so tasty, even our most dedicated Hot Chicken loyalists will want to try it.”
Spice Up Your Life!
But here’s the kicker – they’ve brought their spicy game to the plant-based party. These “NOT Chicken” cauliflower sliders and bites come in seven spice levels, ranging from mild to the eyebrow-raising “Reaper.” Yes, you heard it right; the “Reaper” is so fiery that it comes with a waiver for those who dare to tread in spicy territory.
A Limited-Time Flavor Fling
Now, you might be wondering where you can embark on this culinary adventure. Lucky for you, the Cauliflower Sliders and Bites are rolling out in over 170 locations across North America. But here’s the catch – it’s a limited-time affair, so you better hurry before this veggie sensation takes its final bow.
More Than Just a New Dish
To celebrate this delicious debut, Dave’s Hot Chicken is temporarily transforming into “Dave’s NOT Chicken.” And if you’re in the vicinity of the Gilbert location, keep your eyes peeled. The exterior signage is getting a makeover to match the new name, and they’ve set up some “Instagrammable” backgrounds that are perfect for your foodie photoshoots.
From a parking lot pop-up to a cauliflower sensation, Dave’s Hot Chicken continues to spice up the culinary scene. So whether you’re a die-hard fan of their hot chicken or a curious food explorer, it’s time to pay a visit to Dave’s and savor a crispy, spicy, and utterly irresistible experience.