Yesterday marked the beginning of a new collaboration between fried chicken pop-up Free Range and Commissary Coffee. Now equipped with a mobile truck, owner Jesse Furman will be serving his signature fried chicken sandwich, along with other specialities, for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. Breakfast (7-11 a.m.) will be held at Commissary’s Fairfax location and lunch (12:30-3:00 p.m.) will be offered over at their spot on Sunset.
Furman–a food blogger for The Hundreds who formerly worked at Red Medicine and Short Order–felt the timing was right to expand his popular Free Range operation based at the Melrose Farmers’ Market on Sundays, which specializes in awesome made-from-scatch fried chicken. “We were getting so busy [at Melrose] that the window to serve our product was becoming more narrow. The truck was a response to the bubble bursting.” Commissary owner and longtime friend of Furman’s Tyler King was searching for consistent food-truck service, so he tested the idea of partnering with Furman at the Burbank location, where Furman helped to develop its menu.
“I started making fried chicken when there was a lot of buzz around the arrival of Chick-Fil-A a few years back. I thought I could do something better with quality poultry, and wanted to steal the excitement surrounding it. I want people to feel reinvigorated by fast food; it’s something important to me,” says Furman. The breakfast menu features items like a chicken sausage mcmuffin, fried chicken and a biscuit, and crispy potatoes with a poached egg. For lunch you can order the fried chicken sandwich, a kale salad, a chinese chicken salad, or a chicken club sandwich.
The truck will also be available for catering–along with a Commissary mobile espresso cart–and will make its way to First Fridays in Venice and ArtWalk in Downtown. This Sunday you can find it parked outside Stumptown Coffee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Commissary Coffee, 801 N. Fairfax Ave., Mid-City, 323-782-1465
Commissary Coffee, 6063 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood