About White House Chicken
Well where do we start? Founded in 1942, Barberton Chicken and
its tomato rice mixture called hot sauce was introduced to the public by accident.
A small restaurant in Barberton made the chicken for its employees, not for customers.
After they saw them eating it they asked if they could try a little taste. Soon customers would come in for one thing; the chicken and hot sauce. They
added cole slaw and fresh cut french fries and the Barberton Chicken Dinner was
50+ years later, Barberton is considered the Chicken Capital of
the World. Four chicken houses serve over 7 1/2 tons of chicken per week.
What is Barberton Chicken?
Fresh Ohio-raised chicken, lightly breaded and deep fried. All
natural. The flavor you experience is how chicken actually tastes. No heavy
seasoning to "create" a taste.
I've never seen pieces of chicken
like this before . . .
Barberton chicken is not like any chicken you've had. Even the
cut is different. Here is a diagram of a cut-up chicken with the pieces named.
Why do they cut the chicken
During the depression, families needed to find a way to cut
the chickens to yield the most pieces without any waste. Times were hard.
When the first chicken house opened, they cut the chicken this same way and passed
the efficiency onto their customers in the form of low prices - an idea that is
still popular 50 years later.
Learn more about us
Visit our Audio/Visual vault and listen to The White House Story and other audio files, or visit us on Facebook.
Thank you for visiting our Website - and please visit one of our locations in person! Bring the family and
be prepared to experience the legendary taste of "Barberton Chicken."