Usually, food trucks turn into brick-and-mortars. Not the other way around.
Weeks after a favorable review in the Star-Telegram, That Clucken Chicken cook and owner Michael Perkins closed his small, six-table restaurant on 1187 in Rendon, saying he chose not to renew the restaurant’s lease. The space is now occupied by BBQ joint Jambo’s BBQ Shack.
Over the July 4th weekend, as Bud Kennedy reported he would, Perkins reappeared on 1187 in a food truck. Parked in front of Hoot’s, he fried and sold chicken fingers, steak fingers, gizzards and livers until 2 in the morning. Oddly, Perkins says he can’t serve his signature bone-in fried chicken because of food truck regulations. But he is serving two new items, wraps and sandwiches, along with mashed potatoes, fried okra, slaw, fries and baked beans. I will tell you this: the fingers, both steak and chicken, were fantastic.
Until he can find a new restaurant space, he’s sticking with the truck. Follow him on Facebook for locations and times.