STAFFORD, VA (March 8, 2024) – Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken celebrated its recent opening with a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 9. The second location in Virginia, the Stafford restaurant, is located in the Embrey Mill Town Center at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Austin Ridge Drive. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held the day prior on March 8 at 10 a.m. 

During the March 9 Customer Appreciation Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first 25 guest orders received three chicken tenders for free. Following that, all customers received 20 percent off of their in-store order until 3 p.m. Guests could also sign up for a drawing to receive prizes of Apple iPads, a bicycle, or sets of Bluetooth earbuds. The winners were selected by a random drawing and did not need to be present to win.

“Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken brings with it a reputation for quality and customer centric service, and their decision to make Stafford County their home is a testament to our  local business landscape,” remarked Dr. Pamela Yeung, Garrisonville District, Stafford County  Board of Supervisors. “Today, we celebrate the ribbon cutting of Crimson Coward, as well as the  economic opportunities and job creation that this establishment will bring to our county.  Congratulations to Crimson Coward on this exciting milestone, and we look forward to seeing  the positive impact your establishment will have in Stafford.”

“We are so proud to extend our Crimson Coward chicken joint into Stafford as the second restaurant in Virginia,” shared Nabil Asad, store owner and franchisee who also runs the  Woodbridge, Va. location. “The local support has been amazing, and we’re excited to offer free food, discounts, and the potential for prizes as a way to show our appreciation to the people of  Stafford.”  

Crimson Coward plans to open 50 additional stores in the Washington metropolitan area with the Stafford store being the second on the East Coast for the Los Angeles-based restaurant. Every Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken joint offers a variety of hand cut, marinated chicken meals and tempting homemade sides and is dedicated to creating a unique dining  experience with an open kitchen design. It begins with fresh food cooked in front of guests and made to order so every meal is hot and tender. Each piece of the fresh never frozen chicken is breaded and finished with the heat level of the guest’s choice: country, which has no heat, mild, medium, Crimson-hot, and Burrrrn Baby Burn for those looking to fire up their taste buds. 

The discounts did not apply to online or delivery orders, which were unavailable during the  March 9 Customer Appreciation Day event 11:00am – 3:00pm. 


Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken has been a destination for Nashville hot chicken fans since 2019. Launched in California and now with seven and an additional 200 planned nationwide by 2027, Crimson Coward is quickly living up to the hype and bringing quality hot  flavor to fried chicken connoisseurs everywhere. Only premium, all-natural, non-GMO chicken  free of hormones and antibiotics from the most reputable farms are served with daily made  fresh signature sides. Visit