July of 2020. The dining scene was dark. The pandemic was still in its early months, and many restaurants were closed or at limited capacity. There was little good news in sight. Then, suddenly, the Milwaukee Bucks announced something unexpected, genius and absolutely delicious: the opening of a gourmet chicken tender restaurant.
“Cream City Cluckery originated in July of 2020 during the pandemic and has become a favorite chicken tender spot since its opening,” said Michael Belot, Milwaukee Bucks Senior Vice President of Bucks Ventures and Development, in a news release.
When it first opened, Cream City Cluckery was designed as a pick-up and delivery-only restaurant that operated out of the Deer District. Now, thanks to the eatery’s widespread popularity, it’s expanding. The Bucks will open an 1,100-square-foot eat-in restaurant in the Mequon Pavillions (10944 N. Port Washington Rd.) called The Cluckery in October.
The new restaurant will feature many of the same menu options as the downtown location and carry on with the standard of using premium and locally-sourced ingredients.
“The quality of the product and the overwhelmingly positive customer response made it clear that we should expand our business beyond downtown,” Belot said.
The Cluckery will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. There will be limited indoor and outdoor seating as well as pick up and delivery through DoorDash, EatStreet, Grubhub and Uber Eats. For more information on The Cluckery, visit cluckery.com.