Chef Anthony Head and a silent business partner plan to open The Chicken Spot this June at 3261 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in the Northwest Shopping Plaza. Video by Amelia Robinson

New ‘wet’ chicken sandwich restaurant coming to Dayton

Dayton Chef is creating ChickenHead sandwiches for your belly.

A Dayton chef wants to get you hooked on chicken sandwiches dipped in flavorful sauces. 

“I want to create a crave-able sandwich,” Anthony Head said. 

Head and a silent business partner plan to open The Chicken Spot this July  at 3261 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in the Northwest Shopping Plaza. 

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Specialty sandwiches at The Chicken Spot will include the Medusa, a chicken sandwiches topped with a cavatappi noodle Mac and Cheese, collard greens cut into ribbons and pickled onions.
Photo: Anthony Head

Szechuan Taste vacated the location this week. 

“The whole point is to have a nice, crispy chicken sandwich dipped in this sauce,” he said. 

Dayton chef Anthony Head is preparing to open The Chicken Spot.
Photo: Anthony Head

The well-known local chef and educator said his carry-out business will specialize in “ChickenHead” chicken sandwiches.

Head said chicken breast will be double breaded, brined in salt and sugar, deep fried in peanut oil and served on a toasted bun. The shop will also sell some sides and Kool-Aid. 

“We will grow the menu over time,” he said. 

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Sandwiches will be available regular or  “wet” (dipped once) or “wet wet” (dipped in with additional sauce ladled over) in a list of sauces that includes Head’s lemon pepper glaze and Grippos sauce.

“ChickenHead wet is with sauce,” he explained.  

Specialty sandwiches at The Chicken Spot will include the Medusa, a chicken sandwiches topped with a cavatappi noodle Mac and Cheese, collard greens cut into ribbons and pickled onions.
Photo: Anthony Head

Head said he was inspired to act  by the  business life of Nipsey Hussle and the late rapper’s recent death. 

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“This project is all about investing in our community #AllHustleNoLuck,” he told this news organization. 

It will follow in the tradition of black-owned restaurants on Dayton’s west side and offer simple, but delicious product, he said. 

Specialty sandwiches will include the Medusa, a chicken sandwich topped with a cavatappi noodle Mac and Cheese, collard greens cut into ribbons and pickled onions. 

“A true southern sandwich,” he said. “As close to Sunday dinner as possible.” 

Sandwiches will range from about $7 to $10. 

Specialty sandwiches at The Chicken Spot will include the Medusa, a chicken sandwiches topped with a cavatappi noodle Mac and Cheese, collard greens cut into ribbons and pickled onions.
Photo: Anthony Head

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