What Makes It The Best?
We start with the best.
We use all-natural chicken raised by Joyce Farms right here in the Carolinas. No hormones, no antibiotics, no pesticides, and no preservatives. Just healthy, humanely raised birds that get plenty of space to roam around and grow at their own pace.
JOYCE FARMS CHICKEN
HOUSE MADE PICKLES
My Great Aunt Beulah (Beaut, for short) was hands-down the best at making fried chicken. Born in 1906 in Iredell County, Aunt Beaut was no-nonsense but all-loving, especially to us kids. We playfully called her "Bossy," because the way she saw it, "It’s okay to be bossy, as long as you’re right." And she was always right—especially when it came to fried chicken.
I'm lucky that she taught me her recipe decades ago. We've been sharing it with guests of The King's Kitchen for more than a decade, and then brought it here, to her namesake restaurant. Take one bite and you'll understand–"The Beaut" is a sandwich with an old soul. -Jim Noble