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Chocolate Fried Chicken Restaurant Planned By Founder Of Umami In DTLA

The fried chicken at Bouchon is certainly a different breed from the soon-to-open ChocoChicken (Photo courtesy of Ad Hoc on Facebook)
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Well, here's something to cheer up the woeful chicken news from earlier today. Adam Fleischman of the Umami Burger chain is going to be launching a chocolate fried chicken restaurant in Downtown L.A. The concept will be called ChocoChicken. And Fleischman guarantees that it will have the "crack factor" that he looks for in all of his restaurants.

Fried chicken does tend to have that addictive quality, especially when paired with something sweet like a waffle and maple syrup from Roscoe's.

He's pretty tight-lipped about how chocolate might come into play at the restaurant, but we imagine there will be cocoa powder in the batter for the fried chicken. There could even be cocoa nibs in the dredging. Or even some sort of chocolate chipotle dipping sauce. The possibilities for a stoner's delight are endless.

We've seen some wacky ingredients being tossed into Dante's Fried Chicken at his successful truck, so it could work here too. Fleischman says it's something "you just have to taste to believe."

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ChocoChicken will be a collaboration between Fleischman's AdVantage restaurant partners, Keith Previte, a self taught cook, party planner and entertainment producer and Sean Robins a film and television producer and the first person ever to eat at every restaurant listed in a Zagat Guide.

ChocoChicken is expected to open in March 2014 in the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles at 403 W. 12 St., Los Angeles, CA 90015 in the space occupied by Corkbar. You can follow them on Twitter leading up to their opening here.