Joe Deloss

Joe Deloss


About Joe Deloss

Joe DeLoss is building a fried chicken empire by changing perspectives on HR and workforce development. His current adventure, a restaurant chain called Hot Chicken Takeover, provides meaningful employment to men and women impacted by incarceration. With rapid expansion underway, Joe jumped from 35 employees to 186 in 2017 with more growth on the horizon. Though his professional career began as an investment banker, he quickly gained traction as an entrepreneur committed to sustainable community impact. Most notably, he demonstrated this commitment with the launch of Freshbox Catering for Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio in 2009. Since, Joe has built a reputation as an impactful serial entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor across multiple start-ups in the social enterprise ecosystem. Joe speaks frequently on HR, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship. He’s also served as an adjunct instructor at the Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and has maintained seats on several local boards.

My Venues


  • 2015 Best Columbus Food Truck
  • 2016 Best Columbus Food Truck
  • 2017 HR Excellence Awards for Innovation
  • 2017 Best of Columbus (Chicken Restaurant)

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Lots of people complain about
"Lots of people complain about their names being misspelled.... This, however, is very accurate."
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If a pinch of cayenne is a
"If a pinch of cayenne is a pinch too much, ask for Kid's Spice. Salt, pepper and a hit of garlic powder— this is a HCT secret menu item with no age limit. . . . #lifeincbus"
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It's the first day of spring
"It's the first day of spring which means we are that much closer to dining outdoors. We're excited to open up our Easton patio for its first full season. We haven't had the chance to officially break it in yet and can't wait to pull up the garage door and share the space with you. Opening dates for Easton and Clintonville patios will be announced soon. Until then, happy spring 🌼 . . . #asseenincolumbus #614"
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We could all use more close up
"We could all use more close up photos of fried chicken in our lives. Thanks @northmarket for the hot shot 🔥📸 . . . #asseenincolumbus #614"
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"I took one bite and looked at
""I took one bite and looked at @blakeguidryfilm for your thoughtful review and photo. We love reading first time customer experiences-- your stories make our day! . . . #asseenincolumbus #614"
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At My Venues