Buttercup Brings “Fancy” Chicken Tenders to Legacy Hall

photos courtesy Buttercup
photos courtesy Buttercup

A new restaurant with an unconventional approach to comfort food has set up shop in Legacy Hall. Buttercup Love Me Tenders is now open for dine-in and carry-out service. The latest concept from FB Society, formerly known as Front Burner Restaurants, offers a new take on chicken fingers.

Make that many takes on chicken fingers. Diners can choose an array of flavors from across the globe. The signature Buttercup is classic chicken fingers set atop mac n’ cheese and served with a lemon herb butter sauce. The Thai basil comes with rice, chili sauce, peanuts and candied orange.

Diners craving something sweet might enjoy the salted caramel with green apple, walnut, pretzel and Maldon finishing salt. Spice lovers may prefer the classic Buffalo with tots, or the Nashville accompanied by a pimento cheese sauce.

photos courtesy Buttercup
photos courtesy Buttercup

“Fancies,” or toppings, for the tenders include herbaceous ranch, bleu cheese atomic habenero and more. The tenders come in a cup or cone, and chicken can be substituted with tofu.

“We set out to reimagine the way people experience chicken tenders with a concept not yet seen in the market,” FB Society CEO Jack Gibbons said. “Buttercup is our unconventional approach to classic comfort food that embraces global influences and encourages flavor exploration.”

photos courtesy Buttercup

FB Society is the company behind popular brands like Whiskey Cake, Sixty Vines, Haywire, and Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. According to Gibbons, inspiring takes on comfort foods is exactly the departure people are craving these days. That’s why he was unafraid to debut this brand during a pandemic. He sees Buttercup as a category- and market-defining concept with incredible growth potential.

The restaurant stall was designed to resemble a traditional shed and chicken coop. Instagrammable side items include honey butter corn fritters, mac n’ cheese, deviled eggs, and fried pimento cheese balls. Playing with food is encouraged.

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