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Shout Hey Hey to the newest fried chicken joint in town


Hey Hey’s Fried Chicken flew onto the scene pretty fast and furiously, hitting our foodie radar just a month into its stint. Just opened in November, the truck recently got a new paint job and is hitting the streets like a bright yellow beacon squawking load and proud about its fast food-style fried chicken. 

Hey Hey’s is a fried chicken food truck that (mostly) does one thing and does it well. Hitting pop-ups all over Midtown, the Sparks-based business turns out deliciously juicy fried chicken sandwiches for hungry patrons. 

On wheels, the restaurant may be serving lunch at Perenn Bakery one day and slinging late night snacks near Chapel and Rum, Sugar, Lime the next. Either way, the best way to catch up is by giving them a follow on Instagram where next locations are announced and tempting photos are quickly filling the feed.

While the food truck turns other unexpected tricks with sides like scones served with hot honey butter, it’s the fried chicken sandwiches that gave Hey Hey’s its claim to fame, and it’s fried chicken sandwiches that the crowds will come for.

No shortage of places to grab one of these American staples, why would you track down a food truck to grub? Well, that’s because their version is delicious and better done than many brick and mortars. The owners say they are coming for the big-name chains like Chick-fil-a and Popeye’s but doing it better. You know–fast food but with a fine dining chef behind the grill. 

It’s one thing to serve fried chicken, it’s another to specialize in it.

The classic sandwich comes with warm, fried chicken—crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside—layered on a soft bun with Duke’s mayo, jalapeño hot honey and zucchini pickles. Also on the menu is a pimento cheese version that’s the eatery’s heavy hitter, but also an early favorite, served with a house-made spread, bacon and coleslaw. 

The Christmas Sandwich (not just a seasonal specialty) gets its name from its red and green sauces. Salsa verde and salsa roja give the sandwich its kick, also featuring Oaxaca cheese (similar to a mozzarella) and shredded lettuce. 

Last up, the Gold Fever gets its name from its sauce, house-made buffalo and honey mustard, served with shredded lettuce tossed in ranch. At the center of everything is the group’s perfected fried chicken.

The truck can pop up just about anywhere but it has weekly gigs on Saturdays outside Chapel starting around 7:30 p.m. and serving until 2 a.m. as well as a Sunday afternoon supper from 2-5 p.m. outside of 10 Torr. 

Next time you’re craving a fried chicken sandwich, give Hey Hey’s a try to support local without missing out on taste. And stop into one of the local shops playing hosts for a drink while you’re there.

The freshly painted Hey Hey's Fried Chicken truck.


Saturdays outside Chapel Tavern 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sundays outside 10 Torr 2 to 5 p.m.
Watch on Instagram for Additional Locations and Times

Nora Tarte
Nora Tarte
Nora Heston Tarte is a long-time Reno resident living on the southside of town. In addition to food, her hobbies include wine, hiking, yoga and travel. She is also the managing editor of a regional, lifestyle publication and freelances for other publications most frequently in the travel space. Nora received her bachelor's in Journalism from California State University, Sacramento before graduating from University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a master’s in Professional Journalism. You can follow her travel adventures, and local exploits, on her Instagram account @wanderlust_n_wine.