Byron owner acquires Mother Clucker

The owner of Byron, Famously Proper Ltd (FPL), has acquired fried chicken concept Mother Clucker, with plans to expand the brand nationwide.

Key members of the Mother Clucker team will be retained, and the brand's identity and recipes will remain the same under the expansion.

“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,” says Mother Clucker co-founder Brittney Bean (pictured, left) who created the brand with Ross Curnow (pictured, right) in 2003, operating from a converted US army ambulance with head chef Alex Carr (pictured, centre).

"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," adds Curnow. 

"It’s a perfect partnership in our eyes and we’re excited for the next chapter.”

FPL is owned and controlled by Calveton UK, the company which bought Byron last summer. 

“We have been looking for a premium, market leading chicken brand since we formed the new company back in August 2020," explains FPL's CEO Simon Wilkinson. 

"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.”

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