April 6, 2017 Food

A Perfect Mix: Founding Farmers Chicken & Waffles

Guests come from all over to experience our Chicken & Waffles, and feedback continues to suggest that this dish is a restaurant favorite. We have to agree. This is comfort food at its tastiest, or as Chef Joe likes to say, “food that gives you a hug.” A perfect combination of sweet and savory, it’s hard not to love this soulful, Southern-inspired meal, which is good because it wasn’t the easiest recipe to develop.

This crispy, fried chicken took close to 100 attempts to perfect. The key to its tasty, super juicy goodness is threefold: using only the highest quality chicken; brining it for at least 24 hours; and frying it just the right amount of time, at just the right temperature.

The other offerings on the plate aren’t too shabby either. The scratch-made, deliciously creamy mac & cheese and a choice of one of our yummy crop list sides add to the hearty comfort of this dish. Bring on the homemade, farmhouse waffles served hot off the iron, and life doesn’t get much better. Then, there’s the syrup. We think pure maple is the only way to go. Most of ours comes from the Adirondacks in Upstate New York, in our sweet partnership with Cornell University’s Maple Program.

Seriously, the combination of these ingredients is a winner for us, and for our guests. We encourage you to come in and give it a try. Chicken & Waffles is available for lunch and dinner at our Washington DC and Montgomery County Founding Farmers locations. Reserve your table today.

Or, if you can’t get to one of our Founding Farmers restaurants, you can always get yourself a copy of our Founding Farmers cookbook, put on your own chef hat and give our Chicken & Waffles recipe a try at home. Either way, it is sure to satisfy.

May 3, 2021
Drink, Events, Food

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: In Our Restaurants & At Home

This year, we have two ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: in our restaurants and at home. Join us at one of our restaurants for happy hour OR grab your food and drinks to go and celebrate at home.

April 13, 2021
Drink, Food

Wow Mom on Mother’s Day with Brunch at Home

This Mother’s Day, nothing says I love and thank you like scratch-made food (that she doesn’t have to cook), fabulous drinks, AND chocolate. MELT HER HEART WITH FOUNDING FARMERS CHOCOLATE Give Mom our handcrafted, artisan chocolates this Mother’s Day.

April 10, 2021
Drink, Food

Outdoor Dining & Patios at Founding Farmers

We have outdoor patios at most of our locations, some that are covered and some with fire pits. We also have heaters available on most patios if the spring weather is a bit chilly.

Join us for a meal

Reserve a Table

Our dining rooms and patios (find out more about our patios HERE) are open with our enhanced safety protocols and following the guidance of our government officials. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. We’re excited to serve you again!

For more information about how we’re operating during this time, read all about the innovative technology we are using to combat COVID-19, our COVID-19 FAQs, and the measures we’re taking to ensure your health and safety.