HOUSTON, Texas -- Social media users have strong opinions about a new item on the "secret menu" at Mico's Hot Chicken. When the Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant recently started offering vanilla ice cream as a topping on its signature sandwiches, people didn't hold back in expressing their opinions in comments to an Instagram post.
Co-owner Kimico Frydenlund shared screenshots of comments with people accusing the restaurant of promoting diabetes, heart attacks, and, in one user's words "I just reported this post for assault. This is [explitive] treason." She tells CultureMap she knew putting ice cream on a hot chicken sandwich might be controversial, but she didn't expect people to be so mean about it.
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"I knew it would get people talking," she says. "I didn't know it would become controversial to the point where we've had comments where people are hoping our business fails or I lose everything I love. That was pretty shocking, to say the least."
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