Everybody loves comfort food, but what’s better than comfort food? When it’s sourced from local ingredients and created with family-recipes, of course. Serving up the City of St. Augustine with delicious, comforting, and hearty cuisine has been the goal of Fried Chicken Kitchen since it launched in April of 2018. Now, over two years later, the food truck has expanded its business to a permanent location at 1510 N Ponce de Leon Blvd. off U.S. 1., so you’ll always know where to find the goods.
Fried Chicken Kitchen (or FCK as its known by the locals) is a Southern food truck and catering company offering timeless meals inspired by family recipes. Fried Chicken Kitchen works with local business partners and sources local ingredients to create fan favorite dishes like fried chicken, chicken salad, and chicken sliders as well as Southern staples such as cornbread with locally-sourced datil honey, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, and homemade sauces.
Spencer Upchurch, a St. Augustine native and sixth generation resident of North Florida, is the creator and owner of Fried Chicken Kitchen along with his wife, Christina Kostuk Upchurch. After graduating from the University of Florida, Spencer spent five years traveling along the Eastern Seaboard, working for the railroad. Upon his return, Spencer realized there was a hole that needed to be filled – providing delicious fried chicken to the Ancient City.
“I’m thrilled for this move,” he explained. “With this new location, our customers will always know where to find us for the best fried chicken and sides in town. FCK will be able to serve the people of St. Augustine not only a comforting meal, but a place for the community to come together, which is what we’ve always wanted. We like to say that Fried Chicken Kitchen believes in three simple principles: family, friends, and fried chicken.”
ABOUT FRIED CHICKEN KITCHEN ~ Established in April of 2018 by Spencer Upchurch, Fried Chicken Kitchen offers the perfect blend of Southern food with local flare. Currently, the food truck can be found at its permanent location at 1510 N Ponce de Leon Blvd. off U.S. 1 in downtown St. Augustine. FCK is available for catering and private events. For more information, visit thefriedchickenkitchen.com and follow along on social media @FriedCknKitchen