Southern fried chicken brand Mother Clucker acquired by Famously Proper

Food & Drink | Mergers & Acquisitions | South East
Mother Clucker
Mother Clucker

Southern fried chicken brand Mother Clucker has been acquired by Famously Proper Ltd. owned and controlled by Calveton UK and also the owner of premium burger brand, Byron.

In a deal which both parties are thrilled to announce, the unique identity and secret recipe of Mother Clucker will stay the same as it expands under the guidance and direction of the FPL team.

Started in a converted US Army ambulance in 2013, co-founders Ross Curnow and Brittney Bean never imagined what was initially a fun experiment, could turn into such a success.

The pair, along with Head Chef Alex Carr (otherwise known as Papa Cluck) have tirelessly built a brand and community which is the envy of many and a favourite of thousands.

The growth of Mother Clucker has seen its mouth watering fried chicken pop-up at countless festivals, take over restaurants, be a best seller at permanent markets and of course launch its own restaurant in Clerkenwell. Mother Clucker has always led the way launching a pride burger, tater tots and this year its popular D-I-Fry Kits, reaching thousands across the UK and this is just the beginning.

Speaking of the deal co-founder Brittney Bean says: “After eight years frying chicken in food markets, parking lots, pubs, bars, airports, shopping malls and a permanent shop or two, we’re really excited to hand over the reins of Mother Clucker to the team at FPL.”

Co-founder Ross Curnow adds: “The most important thing to us was that the community we created, both of regular fans and internal team, was valued and FPL is committed to doing just that. It’s a perfect partnership in our eyes and we’re excited for the next chapter.”

Simon Wilkinson CEO of Famously Proper Ltd speaks of the venture: “We have been looking for a premium, market-leading chicken brand since we formed the new company back in August 2020. We admire the work that the Mother Clucker team have done over the years as an innovative and pioneering brand, just like Byron, and will sit perfectly within our company. We can’t wait to get to know the team and continue the journey of bringing Mother Clucker to more locations.”

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