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In my humble opinion, you just can't go wrong with fried chicken.  If you agree and you live in the South - you know just how many incredibly delicious choices we have when it comes to that golden fried yard-bird.  For my money, it just doesn't get any better than Southern Classic.

Chickens On Display At The 2016 Poultry Show
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Tom O'Keefe Wants to Spread the Gospel of Southern Classic Even Further

Soon, even more folks will be able to savor that juicy and delicious fried chicken because Southern Classic is expanding.  According to a report from the Nation's Restaurant News,  former Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen and Smoothie King executive Tom O’Keefe plans to double Shreveport's favorite fried-chicken joint's footprint by opening 15 new locations with in a 100-mile radius of the Ratchet City.

Via Google Street View
Via Google Street View
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5 Restaurant Pros are Behind Shreveport Favorite Southern Classic's Expansion

According to the report, these new locations will be owned and operated by SCC Foods, LLC and Ikonik Restaurant Brands, LLC - all backed by O'Keefe and his business partners and former restaurant professionals David Halpern, Nick Binnings, Glen Armantrout, and Casey Levy.

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The Ultimate Goal for Shreveport's Southern Classic is New Orleans Dominance

The next big step for the group is to push the Southern Classic brand as far south as New Orleans.  After that, who knows?  Is this the beginning of Shreveport's Southern Classic nationwide takeover a-la Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen?  If so, I feel like our "best fried-chicken-in-the-south" secret may not be a secret for much longer.

The 13 Best Fried-Chicken Joints in Shreveport/Bossier

Anybody with half a brain can fry chicken, but that's not what we're interested in here - we're looking for the best! These are the masters of southern-style yard-bird in our neck of the woods.

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