Kickin’ It Up A Notch Despite continuous expansion, The Kickin’ Chicken keeps focused on its local roots.
Charleston’s Morrison Drive in the late 1990s might not have seemed the likely birthplace of a local food empire, but apparently no one told that to Chip Roberts and Bobby Perry. The Kickin’ Chicken co-creators launched their inaugural spot in 1997, “complete with bars on the windows,” said Perry. Since then, the two, along with business partner David Miller, have not looked back.
"Buying local is a way of life in Charleston, South Carolina. Business owners there have discovered that there’s strength in numbers. These entrepreneurs are educating friends, visitors and each other about the importance of putting lowcountry small businesses first." -- posted on MSNBC's Local Works on November 18, 2012
With more than two decades of professional experience in the Charleston area, sommelier Desmond Garrity of Crushed Fine Wine knows the Lowcountry wine world in and out. Desmond opened Crushed with his wife Betsy in 2008 in Mt. Pleasant’s Shelmore Village, and the boutique wine shop has served as the village’s flagship retail outlet ever since.
Shortly after FRS Charleston joined LLF,I was amazed by how many of their team members came out to member meetings and LLF events and how much fun they had together. A few weeks later, I received a warm invitation to come tour the facility, and learn more about the business. When I arrived, I was greeted by friendly faces and ushered back into the office of the General Manager, Temmey Novit.