Kelly’s got the timing so spot on that she’ll drop the wings into the fryer and set the timer (she cooks her wings a bit longer for that extra crunch). At the four-minute mark she’ll drop the waddles. What’s a waddle? Something a chicken kind of does, if you think about it, but in this case, it’s Ikonic’s take on a twisty, seasoned potato wedge that comes with the wings when you order a combo. With a few minutes left on the clock she slathers a home-made buttermilk biscuit with honey butter and pops it in the warmer. Fresh from the kitchen, these wings will stay crispy until you get them home … if they make it that far.
Giving Back - Building Community
When her time in the military came to a close, Kelly knew she wanted to open a restaurant. “I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, I just couldn’t find the time because we were constantly moving around in the military.” When she retired, she new she didn’t want to work for anybody else but herself. She had a lot of ideas, but she kept coming back to her love of nurturing people through food, and Ikonic Wings came to life.
Kelly also has an insatiable passion for making other people better. “Whenever I can, I try to give back in any way I can, especially to youth and young professionals. I’m happy when I’m helping to support those causes,” she shares. She’s also passionate about supporting elderly people in need and supporting the American Cancer Society, experiencing first-hand friends and family who are dealing with cancer. Having a small staff means Kelly is at the fryer often, so being able to take time to support those causes is really important to her.