Perpetually Popular Fried Chicken Cart Jojo Is Opening a Restaurant

It feels as if the cacophonous buzz for Jojo, the Southeast Portland fried chicken cart, will never dissipate. Justin Hintze, a former real estate agent turned chef, started to draw attention to his cart back in 2019 — not even for the food necessarily, but for his absurdist captions (“Which is ur favorite photo. don’t vote in the comments just whisper it quietly to ur self!”). Soon, however, people started to notice the food, too: the cart’s smoked-then-fried chicken and hulking jojos with mashed-potato-fluffy interiors were enough to create exuberance for the cart, but Jojo’s gargantuan sandwiches became the real Instagram fodder and city-wide obsession. The cart sells out

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