We had the good fortune of connecting with Christopher Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christopher, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting Chicken N Chips was that I had elevated from working for corporate hospitality for 12 years. I worked in every Food & Beverage position you can think of. It was time for me to start my own business and make my own rules.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Chicken N Chips is an Australian – style chicken restaurant. We serve rotisserie chicken, chips (hand cut potato fries), stuffing, and gravy. We make everything from scratch including our sauces. Opening a restaurant is extremely challenging. You have to plan, work with contractors, get permits, and licenses. It took us 2 years to just get the restaurant open. There were many road blocks that came up but we had to learn how to maneuver thru them and conquer those hurdles with faith and perseverance. No matter how hard it is NEVER give up on your dream.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting Los Angeles. I would take them hiking in Griffith Park Observatory. We would go to Malibu Beach. I would take them to Chicken N Chips to get the bet chicken in Los Angeles.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Ahman Dolphin – my best friend and business partner. aka AD Dolphin is the Owner of D Herbs one of the largest herbal supplement companies in the US. He is also the Health Coach for the Steve Harvey Show.

Website: chickennchips.com

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