Famously Proper, owned and controlled by Calveton UK and the owner of burger brand Byron, has bought southern fried chicken brand Mother Clucker.
As part of the deal with Famously Proper (FPL), key members of the team will be retained along with the brand identity, with plans to expand the brand nationwide.
Mother Clucker was founded by Ross Curnow and Brittney Bean in a converted US Army ambulance in 2013. The pair have developed the brand, along with head chef Alex Carr, to operate as a pop-up at festivals, restaurants and markets, as well as a bricks and mortar site in London's Clerkenwell.
Bean said: "After eight years frying chicken in food markets, parking lots, pubs, bars, airports, shopping malls and a permanent shop or two, we're really excited to hand over the reins of Mother Clucker to the team at FPL."
Curnow added: "The most important thing to us was that the community we created, both of regular fans and internal team, was valued and FPL is committed to doing just that. It's a perfect partnership in our eyes and we're excited for the next chapter."
Simon Wilkinson, chief executive of FPL, said: "We have been looking for a premium, market-leading chicken brand since we formed the new company back in August 2020. We admire the work that the Mother Clucker team have done over the years as an innovative and pioneering brand, just like Byron, and will sit perfectly within our company. We can't wait to get to know the team and continue the journey of bringing Mother Clucker to more locations."
Pictured: Brittney Bean, Alex Carr and Ross Curnow