Jim Noble is growing his portfolio of restaurants once again with a second location of his popular “chicken shack” Bossy Beulah’s opening this summer.
The big picture: This year alone Noble will open three new restaurants: this Bossy location and one in Winston-Salem, plus a Mediterranean restaurant called The Jimmy in Myers Park, which is under construction.
Context: In the years since Noble signed a letter against Charlotte’s non-discrimination ordinance, many have criticized him and boycotted his restaurants for his anti-transgender views. Despite this, his restaurants are often busy and Noble Food & Pursuits continues to expand.
- Noble’s restaurants have also provided over 140,000 meals for those in need during the pandemic through his nonprofit the Dream Center, a spokesperson tells me.
- Longtime Charlotte food writer Kathleen Purvis unpacked some of the complexity here in a recent Charlotte magazine story. It’s worth a read.
Details: The South End Bossy will have indoor and outdoor seating, plus a walk-up window for order pickups. Build-out will take about six months.
- Expect a similar menu centered on Bossy’s $7 chicken sandwich called “The Beaut,” made with Joyce Farms chicken breast, pickles, and Duke’s mayo on a Copain bun.
What he’s saying: Noble tells me through a spokesperson that he’s “thrilled” to expand and is looking “forward to becoming a part of the South End community.”
Location: Bossy Beulah’s South End location will be at 2932 Griffith Street near Suffolk Punch and Triple C.