Serving Up Fun: How Pickleball and Chicken N Pickle Are Changing the Game

Discover the fastest-growing sport in America and how Chicken N Pickle is revolutionizing the entertainment industry with its unique combination of pickleball, food, and community.
Serving Up Fun: How Pickleball and Chicken N Pickle Are Changing the Game
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Pickleball: The Fastest Growing Sport in America

As I stepped onto the pickleball court, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement and community. The sound of paddles hitting balls, the laughter of friends and family, and the thrill of competition all came together to create an atmosphere that was both energetic and welcoming. And it’s not just me - pickleball has been growing in popularity at an incredible rate, with over 4.8 million players in the US alone.

The Rise of Chicken N Pickle

One company that’s been at the forefront of this trend is Chicken N Pickle, a unique entertainment complex that combines a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar with pickleball courts and a variety of yard games. Founded in North Kansas City, MO, in 2016, Chicken N Pickle has grown to welcome over 700,000 visitors a year to each of its six operating locations, with three more announced and in development.

A pickleball court at Chicken N Pickle, where friends and family come together to play and socialize.

A New Prototype for Success

To propel their growth from nine locations to over 20 in the next two years, Chicken N Pickle has developed a new brand style, design, and architectural prototype. Created by global design firm Populous, the new design pays homage to the “farmstead” roots of Chicken N Pickle and brings people together around America’s fastest-growing sport.

Chicken N Pickle’s new prototype, designed by Populous, combines rustic charm with modern amenities.

At the heart of the new design is a central tree-lined courtyard, reminiscent of an American Town Square. This multi-dimensional space can transform throughout the year for outdoor games, live music, watch parties, winter ice skating, and more. The design combines Chicken N Pickle’s farm-to-table offerings with an eye towards community and togetherness.

The central courtyard at Chicken N Pickle, where guests can gather and enjoy a variety of activities.

A Commitment to Community

Chicken N Pickle’s commitment to community and philanthropy is evident in every aspect of their design. From sourcing food from local family farmers to creating spaces for corporate gatherings and private events, Chicken N Pickle is dedicated to fostering fun, friendship, and community.

Chicken N Pickle’s commitment to community is reflected in their design and operations.

As I left the pickleball court, I couldn’t help but feel inspired by the sense of community and camaraderie that Chicken N Pickle embodies. Whether you’re a pickleball enthusiast, a foodie, or just looking for a fun night out, Chicken N Pickle is the perfect destination.

Chicken N Pickle’s outdoor games and activities offer something for everyone.