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By Georgie London, Staff Writer
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Thousands turn out to try pop-up Turkey Leg Hut

The pop up turkey leg shop drew thousands (Lucy Puente/TCU360)

Potter’s House of Fort Worth had an endless line Saturday evening.

Families and friends were prepared to wait up to 10 hours for a smoked turkey leg.

Cajun Crawfish Mac & Cheese Turkey Leg (Lucy Puente/TCU360)

The Houston-based Turkey Leg Hut debuted its first pop-up location this weekend in the parking lot of the church on Woodhaven Boulevard.

“We have heard about The Turkey Leg Hut on Facebook and wanted to try the Houston location,” said customer Charlotte Allen. “When my husband heard about it on the news we had to come out today.” 

The Turkey Leg Hut began in a parking lot at the Houston Rodeo in 2016 and has grown to become a restaurant. They have gained more than 400,000 followers on Instagram and more than 500,000 on Facebook. 

“We have people that are here ordering multiple turkey legs, I’m not just talking about two or three turkey legs. I’m talking about 10, 15, 20, 25 turkey legs,” said Nakia Price, the co-owner and founder of Turkey Leg Hut.

The Allen Family awaits their turkey leg (Lucy Puente/TCU360)

In addition to the turkey legs, people could dine on cajun bowls brought to Potter’s, which is only 9.2 miles away from TCU. 

The fall-off-the-bone turkey legs were sold starting at 11 a.m. until midnight. 

The chefs kept the cooked turkey legs in large warmers, that emptied out regularly.

The turkey legs await. (Lucy Puente/TCU360)

Brianna Corbett was six hours into an estimated nine-hour wait.

“It smells so good,” she said. “We are in the direction where the wind is blowing so the smoke of the turkey legs blows this way. We have been tortured this whole time waiting in line; it boosts our taste buds.”

Corbett came prepared for the long line with a wagon full of snacks, chairs, and solar phone chargers.

Brianna Corbett awaits her turkey leg (Lucy Puente/TCU360)

Tiffany Brinkley, the community outreach director of The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, said the collaboration with TLH was part of the annual Spring Harvest Festival hosted by the organization.

The festival helps people with their healthcare providers, financial services, property management companies, parenting centers, and STEM educational resources for students.

“Our campus pastor is related to the owners of Turkey Leg Hut. This is more than family,” said Kinyana McCoy, the digital content manager of The Potter’s House. “It is an opportunity to feed our community with resources they need.”

A line for the turkey legs. (Lucy Puente/TCU360)
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