Clutch City Cluckers

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A warning to hot chicken fanatics: This homegrown food truck’s fiery rendition may just become your new addiction. Find it parked near the Texaco station on South Main to choose your spice level and see if its signature sandwiches—like the classic Cluck It Like It’s Hot or Toasted Juicy Lucy (in which two Texas toast grilled cheese sammies are stuffed with tenders, slaw and pickles)—live up to the hype. Smart money says they will.

Find it: Clutch City Cluckers, 9598 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025; 832-374-1019

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Houstonia – Guide to Houston’s Tastiest Food Trucks

5550 Val Verde St., 9598 S. Main St.

No matter what you choose, every menu item you pick is a win at Clutch City Cluckers. And fans of the chicken spot can rejoice because the franchise will soon add another location in order to satisfy Houston’s high demand for its cluckin’ good fare. At Clutch City Cluckers, you can choose from heat levels that range from mild to cluck it like it’s hot. Options for how you can have your chicken served to you abound and range from brioche buns, stuffed Texas toast, flour tortillas or the loaded fries with the truck’s signature cheesy sauce.

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Houstonia – Where to Get Space City’s Best Hot Chicken

Located near the intersection of Chimney Rock and Westheimer roads is Clutch City Cluckers, the food truck that’s breathing heat — and pop culture — into its food. One whiff of the cayenne pepper-infused hot chicken will send you sniffling. The super fun menu includes a hot chicken sandwich or, as they like to call it, “Cluck It Like It’s Hot,” and the tasty side orders, like mac and cheese and fries, dubbed “sides to the DMs.” 

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Occupying what looks like a main-stage concert setup at the Galleria Food Truck Park, Clutch City Cluckers certainly has a presence. Its chicken makes a statement, too: Get Cluck It Like It’s Hot, the sandwich of chicken tenders (one or two) with pickles, slaw, and a special tangy sauce. Heat levels? Mild and medium won’t cause damage, but Cluck It Like It’s Hot will induce tears—the good kind.

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Houston Press – Openings and Closings: Cherry Block Expands, The Taco Stand Opens

Clutch City Cluckers, 5550 Val Verde, will have its grand opening February 19 through February 21. This will be a permanent spot for the halal food truck which specializes in Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and loaded fries. For the three day grand opening, guests can get 50 percent off the menu. There will also be a raffle for a Playstation 5 and Nintendo Switches for guests dining in.

The concept comes from Jordanian-born entrepreneur, Ahmad Kilani, who came to the United States in 2015 to earn his Master’s Degree. During that time, he worked at Abu Omar Halal, Houston’s first halal food truck. Kilani now co-owns six of its locations including the brick and mortar on Westheimer.

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Clutch City Cluckers, 6730 Louetta, will have its grand opening October 1 and October 2 in Spring, Texas.  The celebration begins at 11 a.m. each day and runs though midnight, or sellout, which ever comes first. This will be the 6th location for the Houston-based hot chicken food truck which offers Hot Chicken Sandwiches, Chicken Tenders, Cauliflower Tenders and its popular Loaded Fries.

There will be a raffle for a four-night Disney Cruise plus free meals for the first 50 people in line. For the grand opening days, there will also be 50 percent off the entire menu. The family-friendly event will feature a DJ, face painting and more.

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Community Impact – Test your taste buds: Your informal Spring, Klein hot chicken guide

Over the past three years, at least eight hot chicken joints have opened in the Spring and Klein area, according to previous Community Impact coverage. To learn more about each of these restaurants, check out our Hot Chicken Guide to Spring & Klein. This list is not comprehensive.

1. Clutch City Cluckers

Heat levels: 
No Spice, Mild, Medium Hot, Hot, Extra Hot, Cluck It Like It’s Hot

6730 Louetta Road, Spring


Opened: Oct. 1

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Community Impact – Clutch City Cluckers moves into Katy

Clutch City Cluckers parked a new food truck in Katy at 1005 Katy Fort Bend Road on May 20. The restaurant serves Nashville hot-spiced chicken sandwiches, tenders and loaded fries smothered in cheese, chicken and pickles. Clutch City Cluckers has two other Houston-area trucks, one in the Medical Center and one located in Chimney Rock. 832-964-3293.

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Community Impact – Clutch City Cluckers food truck now serving hot chicken in Spring

On Oct. 1, Clutch City Cluckers opened its sixth food truck at 6730 Louetta Road, Spring. The Houston-based food truck serves hot chicken sandwiches and tenders as well as tacos, salads and french fries. Ahmad Kilani—who is originally from Irbid, Jordan—founded Clutch City Cluckers after immigrating to the U.S. in 2015, according to a news release from Embark Marketing. 832-276-9788.

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Eater Houston – A Houston-Born Hot Chicken Truck Will Debut Next MonthEater Houston –

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will soon start serving cheesy chicken sandwiches with tons of spice and H-Town prid

An alumni of Houston’s first halal food truck is set to open his own restaurant next month, a Nashville-style hot chicken truck that will offer halal meats, cheesy chicken sandwiches, loaded fries and more.

Clutch City Cluckers, at 5550 Val Verde Street, will host its grand opening the weekend of February 19 with a blowout event that will include half off the entire menu.

The restaurant is the brainchild of Ahmad Kilani, a Jordanian immigrant who first landed in Houston in 2015 to study for a masters degree. While going to school full time, Kilani also started working at Abu Omar Halal, the city’s first halal food truck. Kilani eventually invested in the brand, and now owns six of the restaurant’s 15 locations state-wide, including the chain’s brick and mortar at 6377 Westheimer Road.

Kilani is using the knowledge he’s gained of the restaurant industry over the past six years to jump on one of the hottest trends in Houston dining — Nashville-style hot chicken. Clutch City Cluckers will serve Nashville’s signature cayenne-heavy yardbird, but will use all halal meat. Menu items include the standard hot chicken sandwich, with a healthy dollop of cole slaw to temper the heat; a hot chicken sandwich topped with gooey melted cheese; and fries loaded with chicken tenders, cheese and pickles.

The restaurant also serves as a tribute to Houston, the city that Kilani says gave him a major career boost. The restaurant’s logo features a a rocket in homage to the sports team that gave Houston the “Clutch City” nickname. Kilani said he also wants to help provide jobs to Houstonians and to support the local economy.

Clutch City Chicken’s grand opening will take place Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant’s normal hours will also include late night service — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.