Beignets are a French doughnut dusted with powdered sugar and served with a caramel sauce.
YAWW secret sauce
“Sauce Me,” shown here over wings, allows the chef to choose the sauce combo. (Photos by Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tasty’s Chicken Plano fried chicken joint places obsessive focus on avor W hen Terral “Hollaback” T. Slack moved to the Dallas area three years ago, he said there was something noticeably BY OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER
can then choose to add one or more of the restau- rant’s 50-plus sauces. “I wanted to put my own niche in the chicken industry,” Slack said. “It really hasn’t been disrupted in forever.” The menu also includes fried shrimp, catsh, crawsh, fries, onion rings and beignets, all of which are made to order. Slack said the desire to provide generational wealth for his family is what drives him to seize upon every opportunity. He said he is keenly aware of institutional racism that predisposes certain people for success and leave others at a disadvantage. “It’s really kind of sad what is going on in today’s community,” he said. “A lot of situations could have been changed if the setup was right.” Slack said he has big dreams for the future of Tasty’s. A location in The Colony is coming soon, followed by four more locations over the next 18 months. After the rst ve locations, Slack intends to open up the business to franchisees.
Terral “Hollaback” T. Slack opened Tasty’s Chicken in Plano in 2019 after moving from Louisiana.
missing from the fried chicken scene. “We season our food here,” Slack joked about the obsessive focus on avor at his restaurant, Tasty’s Chicken. “The seasoning has gotten lost somewhere—I don’t know where—but I’m going to bring it back.” Prior to joining the restaurant industry, Slack spent 18 years in music in his hometown of Monroe, Louisiana, where he managed the early careers of some of rap’s biggest names, including Drake. Following his move to Texas, Slack branched out and now has a hand in several businesses, includ- ing an apparel store, a talent booking agency and, nally, Tasty’s Chicken, which debuted in Plano in 2019. Chicken wings and tenders at Tasty’s are seasoned with a lemon-pepper spice blend. Diners
Tasty's Chicken 705 W. Park Blvd., Plano 469-209-9842 www.tastyschicken.com Hours: Mon.-Sat. noon-5 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. N
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