Poposition Chicken Opening in Oakland

Fried and rotisserie chicken will be the main attractions at the Lakeshore location.


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Proposition Chicken, which first opened on San Francisco's Market Street in 2013, is opening a second location on Oakland's Lakeshore Avenue on Sept. 13.

“We are thrilled to open this new location in Oakland,” said Proposition Chicken founder Ari Feingold. “We’d been looking at spots for over two years, and with no exaggeration I can say that when we first stepped onto Lakeshore Avenue, we knew that it was perfect. 

"The welcome we’ve felt during the build has only confirmed this," said Feingold, who was food curator of the Outside Lands Music Festival from 2010 to 2016.

Using Mary's free-range, air-chilled chickens, Proposition Chicken offers a customized dining experience in which customers first choose between fried, "flipped" (slow-roasted rotisserie), or fake (crispy barbecued tofu) chicken, then choose a style: sandwich, salad, or entrée. 

A sandwich comes with spicy slaw on a toasted roll, with a choice of house-made sauces; a salad includes massaged kale, romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese; an entrée comes with a tomato-and-cucumber salad and a buttermilk biscuit topped with honey butter. 

Wings, beer, chicken strips, and sides are also served — including brown-sugar Brussels sprouts, bone broth, and matzoh-ball soup.

"Prop C," as this restaurant group likes to call itself, also serves gluten-free, Celiac-friendly fried chicken.

"With this new location we can reach an entirely new community with whom we are excited to share our delicious fried and rotisserie chicken," said Feingold, who co-owns Proposition Chicken with Elizabeth Wells, who is also an owner of the Mission District's Southpaw BBQ and Brewery, and Maxwell Cohen, with whom Feingold also co-owns the carnival-themed Straw restaurant in Hayes Valley.

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