Fried chicken joints have been popping up across Montreal. From Saint-Henri to Sainte-Catherine to Chinatown, the sweet, peppery aroma of fresh hot crispy chicken is blowing through the streets. Now, with the arrival of Jack le coq, it's Verdun's turn.
The new restaurant has opened up shop at the corner of Wellington and Willibrord at the former location of one of Quebec's last remaining Dunkin' Donuts.
The restaurant prides itself on its "100% québécois" chicken and "comforting" local food that it says differentiates it from "the commercial chicken of [its] competitors."
It also promises bigger chicken pieces.
With its wide range of options, the menu shows just how serious Jack le coq is about its meat.
Customers can choose from seven different chicken sandwiches, nine different sauces and for the traditionalists, straight-up boxes of chicken that come in six different sizes.
There's even a fried chicken poutine.
Photos shared with MTL Blog show a restaurant interior that nods to classic Quebec diners and casse-croûtes with checkered flooring, wood paneling, neon lights, and retro counter seating.
Even more Montrealers might be able to get a taste of Jack le coq in the near future. The restaurant website indicates that new locations in the Mile End and Laval are on the way.
Get all the details below.
Jack le coq
Cuisine: Fried chicken!
Address: 4501, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For some locally-sourced fried chicken in a classic Quebec restaurant setting — with a modern twist!