Chicken taking over at Butler and Ridge pikes in Conshohocken

Chicken is taking over at the intersection of Butler and Ridge pikes in Conshohocken (Plymouth Township). The OG of chicken at the intersection, Fingers Wings and Other Things, still reigns proud at the intersection, but the proliferation of chicken joints that is happening throughout the region has now arrived in Conshohocken.

Before we get to the new spots, let’s recognize Fingers Wings and Other Things, or FWOT as the regulars call it. FWOT got its start way back in 1989 from a tiny storefront along South Street in Philadelphia. It blew up quickly an added spots in University City, Rosemont, near Temple University, and Conshohocken. Eventually, all the locations were consolidated to the Conshohocken location, which also just happened to be the one with a liquor license.

FWOT’s Conshohocken restaurant is really two restaurants. There is a casual takeout/quick service area and then a traditional pub with lots of televisions, a full bar, and a party room. It was one of the first bars in the area that focused on craft beer, which it continues to do.

Regarding the chicken; you will find all your favorites from wings to fingers to sandwiches, along with over a dozen sauces to choose from.

So, with all the buzz you are likely to hear about “the new chicken place,” remember the OG and be sure to try the Bee Sting sauce.

Texas-based Wingstop opened a location in the Plymouth Square Shopping Center in 2022. It has wings, tenders, and a chicken sandwich. It has about a dozen sauces to choose from.

P.J. Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant
While P.J. isn’t what we would classify as a chicken joint, it is known for its wings. It offers about a dozen sauces. It opened in 2023 within the Plymouth Square Shopping Center.

Federal Donuts & Chicken
Federal Donuts & Chicken announced in 2023 that it was opening within the Plymouth Square Shopping Center. The donut and chicken shop, when it comes to chicken, has wings, tenders, and sandwiches. This chain has its roots in Philadelphia and recently announced plans for a major expansion. It hasn’t announced the opening date for Conshohocken yet.

Asad’s Hot Chicken
Asad’s Hot Chicken has eight locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities and just hung a banner in front of the building at 3024 Butler Pike in Conshohocken (Whitemarsh Township), which was most recently the home of Conshy Seafood.

Asad’s features Nashville Hot Chicken, but it is offered with four spice levels (including no spice). There are sandwiches, tenders, and wraps on the menu. There has not been announcement about when it will open in Conshohocken.