With 60 seats, serving 12-hour days, seven days a week for 12 weeks, Crack Bird opens its doors at 19 Crane Lane in Dublin this Monday.
What is it? Well, it’s a pop-up chicken restaurant, brought to you by Jo’Burger’s Joe Macken. I reckon I’m going to have to get back to Dublin a lot sooner than I thought.
According to the Irish Times, the restaurant is being run on €15,000 of credit-card financing, €8,000 of which was the setup (when you exclude the rent for 12 weeks in Temple Bar).
One of the draws for Twitter heads and bloggers alike is going to be the free food up for grabs. If you follow @CrackBirdDublin on Twitter and book a reservation (successfully) using the hash tag #tweetseats, you find yourself at the receiving end of a free main course, shared side and shared dip, per person on your first visit. The restaurant will have six free sittings (in groups of six people) every two hours for the twelve weeks, with the remaining 54 seats available to paying customers.
All dishes on the menu are cooked fresh on site, with ingredients sourced from as many independent Irish producers as possible. Addictive chicken? Yes please.
Lord knows there’s enough empty retail units knocking around the streets in Kilkenny. Any chance there’s a restauranteur out there looking for a pop-up restaurant space?