Bright & Early: Can’t Take The Heat Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We interrupt this edition Bright & Early to set the record straight on something very important: With hot chicken popping up everywhere from Church’s to some random diner in Michigan, it is absolutely vital that we remember that hot chicken started here in Nashville. No matter who tries to claim it or how many chains it turns up in over the next few years, this is our story, Nashville, and we’re sticking to it. And while we’re on the subject, please take nine minutes of your day watch this short educational video about the origins of hot chicken for the sake of preserving this important piece of Nashville’s oral history. And for our children.

Photo by cdumo.