If you’re not familiar with Chicken N Pickle, the short summary is that you can play pickleball, and eat, and watch others play pickleball or cornhole or tons of other outdoor yard games. It’s like a party every day, at Chicken N Pickle.
And news just hit the press that they are building a new location in San Antonio, TX!
An old college buddy of mine reached out to me via text after quite some time of radio silence. He’s the kind of friend you don’t see for five years, but when you do, you just pick right back up, where you left off.
So anyway, he sees all my pickleball posts on social media, and sends me a text, out of the blue, and said:
“I am embarking on my first pickle ball experience with one of my customers Thursday! Excited for the experience and see if all your hype is what it’s cracked up to be. Beyond excited to give it a shot!!!”
That was the text I received! I was stoked to see that my not so quiet pickleball example got someone else to be excited enough to give it a shot!
Well, he CALLED ME after a night of shenanigans at the Chicken N Pickle in Kansas City, MO, I believe. He went on to tell me how they just kept playing and playing for a few hours. He couldn’t get enough. He told me that they just finished pouring concrete for a sport-court in his backyard and they were about to paint the lines, and that now he was going to paint pickleball lines, as well! How awesome is that!
That, my friends, is what an evening at Chicken N Pickle will do to you.
There are currently two locations: One in Kansas City, MO and one in Wichita, KS, with more coming to San Antonio, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, and Overland Park, KS.
But the more I think about having a Chicken N Pickle, here in Utah, it’s probably not a place you’d want to go every night because it sounds like it’s a pretty expensive place to play. And most people that I know, who like pickleball, want to play pickleball 3-7 days a week. That can get pretty expensive when you’re playing by the hour at a place like Chicken N Pickle.
So I don’t know… maybe here in Utah it wouldn’t go over so well. In the Salt Lake and Utah Valley, you’re usually no more than 15 minutes from some pretty nice public courts… and many of them have 4-8 brand new courts!
I feel like we’re pretty spoiled with how many people love pickleball and how easy it is to find people to play with, and also how many locations we can go, to play. But I still do have a little FOMO every time I see another city getting a Chicken N Pickle.
Something BIG is going to happen here in Utah. And it’s coming soon. Mark my words ツ