Arif Mohamed, CEO


Waiting in line for two hours for Nashville-style hot chicken in Los Angeles, Arif Mohamed with his father Mohamed Omer had plenty of time to chat, watch Netflix and fantasize about opening a similar chicken joint in Minnesota. It started as a casual conversation. Two weeks later, Arif went back for more and hatched a serious plan to do hot chicken back home, with a twist, using his mother’s homemade blend of Ethiopian spices.

The idea started off in a food truck in the summer of 2020 serving the twin cities some of the best Hot Chicken. Queues started stretching around the block. It quickly became a favorite in the Twin Cities. 

Nashville Coop has since grown into a family-owned business with 3 brick and mortar locations to bring the community together over their authentically spicy Southern and Ethiopian-inspired eats. They made a strategic move, filling a market niche in Minnesota. The first year was wildly successful, gaining high praise on social media and regularly selling out. 

Between operating food trucks and growing locations, the company's goal has always been to provide great service and the best hot chicken ever. Nashville Coop prides itself on offering fresh ingredients with a unique spin on chicken, fostering loyalty through remarkable products.