On this episode of the More Than Profit podcast, Bryce Butler, of Access Ventures, talks with Joe Deloss, the founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a community-minded, fast-casual restaurant that serves their beloved version of Nashville-style hot chicken to their ever-growing number of loyal customers at six locations across Ohio.
Inspired to be an entrepreneur at an early age, DeLoss founded Hot Chicken Takeover on the idea that work could be about more than just earning a paycheck. Hot Chicken Takeover provides supportive jobs to men and women who need a fair chance at work. Whether the circumstance is homelessness, previous incarceration, or other barriers to employment Hot Chicken Takeover is focused on offering team members meaningful benefits, financial stability, personal growth, and professional development.
Bryce and Joe discuss the importance of family in the entrepreneurial journey, navigating a business through the pandemic, the state of social entrepreneurship, and Joe’s past as an amateur magician. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, The Dilemma of Social Entrepreneurship with Joe DeLoss.
“The generally accepted principle is that work is something you should hate. I never opted into that.” -Joe DeLoss