Monday, November 28 2022

EASTON, Pa. — A convenience store in Easton has added Krispy Krunchy Chicken to its offerings and name.

Now, in addition to serving groceries, beverages, beer, cigarettes and more, Chubby’s of Southside and Krispy Krunchy Chicken is a fast food restaurant specializing in Cajun-style fried chicken, wings, seafood, breakfast and more, said owner Raj Patel.

A deli is also coming to the site soon at 154 W. St. Joseph St., according to Chubby’s Facebook page.

Patel said the business had been completely renovated to add a kitchen.

He says he “realized that my clients’ needs were not being met. I decided to add food…as I have a huge traveling clientele and they didn’t have many food options available around.

In addition to bone-in chicken, chicken tenders, wings, chicken sandwiches and family meals, the Louisiana-based Krispy Krunchy Chicken menu includes fried fish and fried shrimp in honey butter.

There are also breakfasts of egg, bacon, sausage and cheese sandwiches, empanadas and blueberry cookies. For lunch, there are also corn dogs, crispitos, and jambalaya, and sides include mac and cheese, beans and rice, fries, and more.

Patel and a partner in 2007 bought the business, which started as Chubby’s in 1979. They changed the name to King Mart, but Patel said it never really caught on and people kept shopping. call the store Chubby’s. In 2017 they changed the name.

Patel said he bought half of the partner’s business and worked two years to reorganize it.

Customers can also order via Chubby’s website for pickup, as well as order delivery through UberEat, DoorDash, and Grubhub.


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