Originally published in August 30, 2017 by Daliah Singer.

Royal Rooster is no longer just a fried chicken pop-up inside the LoHi restaurant.

The insanely tasty fried chicken sandwiches aren’t going anywhere, but the menu at Royal Rooster—the almost two-year-old fried chicken pop-up inside Old Major in LoHi—is getting a big boost.

It’s transitioning into a full-blown lunch spot, with the menu split into those beloved Rooster sandwiches and salads and more traditional Old Major offerings. “It just got so busy. [Regulars said] they would love to see some new stuff on the menu,” says executive chef/owner Justin Brunson. “I’m of the mindset: feed the people what they want.”


The Korean Rooster (kimchi, kewpie mayo, juicy fried thigh) is still on the menu, as are the crispy pork fat fries.

New additions include steak frites, a selection of charcuterie, a regularly changing crudo, and a grilled marlin sandwich with crispy kimchi. “I wanted to make sure there were plenty of healthy items and affordable ones as well,” Brunson says. To that end, the revamped lunch menu ranges from $9 sandwiches to $18 for the steak frites.

Time to schedule that client lunch meeting you’ve been putting off.

Royal Rooster is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.