Big J’s Chicken Shack, the latest from Portland restaurateur Jason Loring, will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday on Thompson’s Point in Portland.

The fast casual eatery is at 4 Thompson’s Point Road, next to Bissell Bros. Brewing Co., so customers can order through a window in the brewery’s tap room and at Big J’s itself.

The restaurant will serve three styles of fried chicken: traditional (with a cheddar-chive biscuit and a pickle); Nashville hot – chicken so spicy that it’s served with a rubber glove; and Portland hot, a toned-down version of the Nashville hot. Also on the menu are chicken and waffles, two kinds of chicken sandwiches and sides such as Tijuana street corn, B&M baked beans and mac-and-cheese.

Loring and his business partners already own Nosh Kitchen Bar, Slab and Rhum, all in Portland.


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