Prairie Village’s Rise, home of ‘best dang’ chicken, opening new location in Overland Park

The owner of southern restaurant chain Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken plans to open a second Kansas City area franchise in south Overland Park this fall. Image via Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken.

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken, which advertises itself as having the “best dang” chicken sandwiches, is expanding into Overland Park.

  • The owner of Rise’s franchise in the Prairie Village Shops, Ryan Cook, plans to open a second Johnson County franchise in south Overland Park this fall.

Where exactly: The restaurant will open at 7060 W. 135th St.

  • Daily hours for this new location will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The space was previously occupied by Basha Mediterranean Grill.

What’s on the menu: From an award-winning concept based in Durham, North Carolina, Rise boasts a menu featuring a range of sweet and savory biscuit sandwiches.

  • In addition to fried chicken sandwiches, other options include bacon egg and cheese and fried green tomato sandwiches.
  • Outside of biscuits, Rise offers additional items like cheddar tots, donuts and coffee.

Bigger picture: This marks the second Kansas City area Rise location, but the first in the Blue Valley area.

  • This is also the second location in the state for the North Carolina-based chain.
  • Outside of North Carolina, Rise has locations in California, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia.

In their own words: “As a local owner, I am thrilled to be bringing the Rise concept to Overland Park,” said Ryan Cook, owner of Rise in Prairie Village. “Customers will love the combination of our scratch-made southern biscuits and righteous chicken. Plus, the tech-forward ease of online ordering and pickup from our heated food lockers make enjoying Rise more convenient than ever.”