King Chicken Express is now open on South Green Street in the former Local Express/Texaco gas station across from Philips Lighting.
Hours are from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It’s closed Saturday and Sunday.
The location has a few convenience store items like drinks and candy, but the food is the major focal point here, as it is at the original King Chicken Fillin’ Station on McCullough Boulevard.
Smoked chicken is the specialty at King Chicken Express, with a large smoker designed and built by Mike Gillentine used to smoke tenders, half-birds, white quarters and dark quarters.
Fried tenders also are on the menu, along with biscuits for breakfast.
“We’ll have chicken and biscuits, bacon and biscuits, sausage and biscuits, fried bologna and biscuits, and we’ll also have eggs, cheese and gravy you can add onto there,” said Mel McCamey, the niece of King Chicken co-owner Mitch McCamey and who is part of a small collective that has a hand in both restaurants. “We’ll also have lunch ready by 9:30 every morning.”
The lunch menu also has fried chicken tenders, along with sandwiches (chicken tenders, pulled smoked chicken and red hot links).
The smoked burgers and cheeseburgers will be available starting next week.
“We’ll also have salads for grab-and-go and also deli sandwiches that will be grab-and-go,” McCamey said.