Some food is so good it's addictive. You crave it. Whenever you get a whiff or pass by the restaurant sign your mouth starts to water, your belly grumbles, and your mind starts to plead for you to turn into the restaurant. Just for a quick taste. It won’t take long. Southern California is known for all kinds of addictive vices, thankfully, food is one of the good ones. One particular restaurant chain out of SoCal has started a massive expansion East as it pushes out of California and into neighboring states. Utah has already started to see some influx, as well as others. However, now is the time for Arizona residents to get the itch for some of this addictive-creating food.
Hatched in San Diego back in 2015, The Crack Shack is all about crafting deliciously addictive fried chicken. Chicken sandwiches have had a moment over the last several years, with many celebrities getting behind some of these ventures. However, The Crack Shack doesn’t have anything behind it other than an addictive name. Other than this, it is all about the food.
The restaurant chain recently announced it would push its business into Arizona, with two locations expected to pop up. There are already plots and addresses picked out, so you won’t need to wait too terribly long for your latest fix of fried chicken. The two new locations will be 190s East Camelback Road and the other will be 8980 East Shea Blvd.
Unless you’ve stopped by a location in San Diego, chances are you haven’t had anything off the menu (or even heard of The Crack Shack) before. There are plenty of options to choose from, and it’s not simply fried chicken breasts. You can grab the BAE (bacon, avocado, sunny side egg with American cheddar on a brioche bun), or the Cali Drip (pollo asado, fries, chipotle-bacon mayo, pickled onions, jalapenos, Oaxaca queso, on a torta). The Double Clucker is bursting from the seems with two ground chicken patties, bacon, cheddar, avocado, pickles, fried onions, and burger sauce, served on a potato roll, while the Firebird is spicy fried Jidori thigh, cool ranch dressing, fried onions, pickles, served on a potato roll.
You can also order fried chicken, all of which is bone-in, and it comes in your choice of honey butter, toro, fire, and sweet hot sauces. You can even find chicken oysters, fire chicken nuggets, Mexican poutine, plus catering options for larger groups.