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Krisp Chicken, Verizon Now on the Horizon at N. Shepherd and 24th St.

Here’s a glance at how the now-redone North Shepherd strip center that used to house the Texas Cafeteria is looking this week, about a month before the second-ever location of sandwich joint Krisp Chicken & Batter opens up on the building’s south end. A raised bit of concrete slab seen on the near side of the building in the photo above will form the foundation […]

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Eats & Greets: Krisp Bird & Batter A Welcome Fast-Casual Addition To Richmond Avenue

Krisp Bird & Batter opened in late February at 5922 Richmond just off of Fountainview. Its mission: to perfect the art of the chicken sandwich. Ben McPherson is the chef, and his past Houston-area gigs include Batanga and Prohibition Supperclub & Bar. He’s applying the same sensibilities regarding ingredient sourcing and quality to Krisp Bird […]

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Krisp Bird & Batter Lands at Richmond and Fountain View With Fried Chicken Sandwiches Galore

Say you’re obsessed with fried chicken sandwiches. Say you’re also kind of conflicted when it comes to eating them — be it a personal vendetta against calories, a disdain for fast-food ethics or, perhaps more important, a deep-seated terror about how the chicken has been raised. Then you’ll be happy to know that Krisp Bird […]

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First look: Krisp Bird & Batter

Five things you need to know about Krisp Bird & Batter, the new fast-casual chicken sandwich joint recently opened at 5922 Richmond in the Galleria-area neighborhood: 1. It’s chef driven: The concept comes from 37-year-old Ben McPherson who came to Houston in 2013 to open Batanga and then later moved a few blocks south to […]

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Krisp Bird & Batter Lands at Richmond and Fairview With Fried Chicken Sandwiches Galore

Say you’re obsessed with fried chicken sandwiches. Say you’re also kind of conflicted when it comes to eating them— be it a personal vendetta against calories, a disdain for fast food ethics, or perhaps, more importantly, a deep-seated terror about how the chicken has been raised.  Then you’ll be happy to know that Krisp Bird […]

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A Chicken Check-In, Down By the Newest Old Key Maps Store

THE MARKINGS left behind by the Key Maps store in the wake of its second move since 2015 are still hanging out this afternoon alongside the leasing notice near the shop’s former place at the east end of the Richmond Avenue Shopping Center strip mall, just east of Fountainview Dr. The Key Maps folks are back inside the Inner Loop again, this time on Durham St. next door to the Dirty […]

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For Super Bowl, Make Chef Ben McPherson’s Chicken Fajita Spring Rolls

Chef Ben McPherson is gearing up to open his new endeavor: Krisp Bird & Batter. McPherson, who’s been involved with several Houston restaurants including Batanga, Prohibition Supperclub, Conservatory and El Burro & The Bull, is centering his new concept around chicken sandwiches. On the menu you’ll find six to eight chicken sandwiches, including a Korean […]

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Eater.com – Chef Ben McPherson Will Bring Korean Fried Chicken & Waffles To Richmond Ave Next Year

There’s no food more classic or timeless than an excellent piece of fried chicken, but the dish has seen a real resurgence in recent years. Now, a face familiar to Houston restaurant enthusiasts will introduce his own take on fried yard bird next year with a brand new concept. According to a Facebook page launched […]

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CultureMap.com: “Popular chef puts Houston spin on crispy chicken sandwiches at new fast-casual restaurant”

The crispy chicken sandwich trend that’s been sweeping the country is finally coming to Houston. After months of teasing on social media, chef Ben McPherson (Batanga, Prohibition) made it official Wednesday by announcing that he’s putting his spin on the movement as the operating partner of a new fast-casual concept called Krisp Bird & Batter. “The […]

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