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Richie's Chicken has always been a family business

The original Richie's Chicken was founded in 1986 in Frankfort by Richard "Richie" Bhoolai, known for amazing fried chicken in a fast-food environment.  Richie's Chicken has always been a family business.  Richie's daughter, Danielle grew up in the business.  Her first job was filing hot sauce cups at the age of 5, and by 8 running the register.


Danielle officially jumped into the family business in 2015 with her husband Jelani opening a location in Colerain, OH.   In 2022, Danielle & Jelani created the daughter brand, "Richie's Chicken and Soul" with the vision of putting the "soul" into the experience through elevated hospitality and compassionate leadership.