About Time You Met: Matt Harris, Founder of Thunderbird ChickenBy Angelica Malin
Thunderbird Chicken is known for its game-changing golden fried chicken, alongside flavour-packed burgers, fiery, messy, magical wings in innovative sauces, along with other classic meaty wares and saucy little sides, making it one of the must-visit restaurants across the capital. We chatted to founder Matt Harris about his love of fried chicken, his wings bagging the top spot at London Wing Fest and the inspiration behind his wacky wing flavours:
I’d been racing in formula cars and Porsches for a few years before my racing career took me to the US to compete in NASCAR. An awesome opportunity, but my arrival there coincided with the 2008 recession and my sponsorship ran dry immediately. I started travelling the South, going from track to track, trying to beg my way behind the wheel.. and along the way, I fell in love with BBQ and fried chicken, the likes of which, didn’t really exist in the UK back then.