King of the Coop, Tampa’s top hot chicken joint, opening in Westchase


King of the Coop announces new location in the new Sprouts plaza in Westchase.

King of the Coop is Tampa’s top hot chicken spot, and the concept is growing again. Several months ago the owners announced a brand new location at The Grove in Wesley Chapel, which opened on January 19, and now they’re expanding again with a location in Westchase in the Sprouts complex on Sheldon Road.

King of the Coop’s heat meter starts at Naked (no heat, no spice) to Take the Throne, a heat level that may unleash the waterworks.

READ: Wicked Oak BBQ brings Que-ban sandwiches to Seminole Heights

Jumbo breaded chicken tenders on the menu

Entrees include jumbo breaded chicken tenders or leg quarters. Diners also have the option to sub in a quarter pound of cat fish. Each is served with crispy fries, king sauce, potato bread and sweet heat pickles.

Need something extra on the side? Spring for the hearty hush puppies with pimento cheese or the creamed collard greens.

READ: Tampa’s first kombucha bar and taproom opens on Franklin Street

Sample tasty banana pudding

You’ll find the regular run of drinks, in addition to their advertised Kool-Aid of the day.

Follow King of the Coop on Facebook and Instagram for an official opening date and hours.

An opening timeline is still TBA.

Seminole Heights. 6607 N Florida Avenue

The Grove at Wesley Chapel, 27835 Wesley Chapel Blvd Unit 102

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of thatssotampa.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@thatssotampa.com.