Flavor Flav officially opened the doors to one of the first locations of his new Flav’s Fried Chicken chain in Clinton, Iowa on Monday (January 24) … and Flav, himself, even helped out.
Local paper, the Clinton Herald, was there to witness the grand opening ceremony, which was attended by local citizens, city officials and media.
“I just want to bring something good to your neighborhood,” Flav told the crowd during the ribbon cutting. “I feel that this could be a good entity to the neighborhood.
“Plus, I’m trying to start a franchise, so this is the beginning of it. And I just want to say that you guys are a part of it,” he continued.
In a clip, published on Youtube, Flav helped served some of the first plates, decked out in an apron and tongs to grab the chicken.
Apparently, Flav owns a culinary degree and has past cooking experience, said the paper.
Once the ceremony was done, Flav’s Fried Chicken opened to the public at 4 p.m., where people lined up outside the building for hours to taste Flav’s fried-chicken recipe.
Flav told the Herald, the experience is overwhelming.
News of the launch of the restaurant chain was reported late last year, in which Flav said he trying to rival KFC with FFC (Flav’s Fried Chicken).
“I’m not scared to go against the colonel taste wise,” Flav said about KFC’s notable figurine. “Business wise, he’s got me, because he’s been here longer. But I’m about to catch up to the colonel.”
According to the paper, the idea for FFC started with the Cimino family, who partnered with Flav in the inaugural FFC.
FFC took shape at Mama Cimino’s, also located in Clinton, after Flav started selling 99-cent wings at the restaurant. Once owner Nick Cimino saw what Flav was doing, he bought a building, next door to Clinton’s Mama Cimino’s, and completed most of the renovations.