KC Commercial Realty Group and City Market are pleased to announce the addition of a new quick-service restaurant, Chicken Please!, expected to open at the end of next month at 21 E. 3rd Street in the space formerly occupied by the Farm To Table Kitchen, City Market’s commissary kitchen.
Owners Marco Rabello and Cristian Maciel are excited about this new concept just two doors away from their original venture, Taste of Brazil, they opened six years ago. A popular City Market spot from the get-go, regulars know many of the items on the Taste of Brazil menu are named after their mothers, Odete and Cleusa who taught them to cook and served as their menu consultants. Just as they did the first time, they called their mothers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for advice and are including their moms’ Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Stroganoff on the Chicken Please! menu that features standards like chicken and waffles, chicken tenders, nuggets, wings, nachos and a yet-to-be-unveiled decadent signature sandwich – all using fresh-not-frozen chicken. “Our slogan, ‘It’s all about the chicken,’ couldn’t be truer,” Marco says, “We insist on using the highest quality, freshest poultry because you can really taste the difference.”
Intentionally simple, universally appealing, everything on the menu will be served in a walkable format that’s easy to carry and eat while strolling the market. For those who prefer to stay, the space will offer indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate up to 35 in a fresh and airy décor, a turquoise-washed farm-feel that Marco and Cristian are DIY-ing themselves from wood pallets. Cristian points out the versatility of their concept, “City Market is a destination for so many adventurous foodies and delicious international flavors, but sometimes you just want something familiar and satisfying; our chicken will please every palate.”
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Marco and Cristian came to Park University as volleyball players 16 and 15 years ago respectively, they lived as roommates and graduated with degrees in international business and business administration. They opened Taste of Brazil in August of 2013. Marco operates the restaurant and catering outreach. Meanwhile, over the past several years, Cristian has gained valuable experience in management positions for local restaurant groups. In 2017, they expanded Taste of Brazil’s business and brand recognition with a seasonal food truck operation that Cristian oversees. The two plan to manage Chicken Please! in tandem which will operate 7 days a week: Monday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.