Fast food restaurant Moo Cluck Moo has gotten national attention recently for serving top quality fast food at reasonable prices while still managing to pay workers $15 per hour. Another great thing about Moo Cluck Moo is that they use ice cream and milk from Calder Dairy & Farm in Carlton.
The food at Moo Cluck Moo is far above that of any other fast food or chain restaurant. The chicken, beef, and dairy are all 100% natural. Beef and chicken are never frozen, and the beef is ground fresh. They buy from farmers who raise the animals humanely, who don’t use hormones or antibiotics, and who feed all-vegetarian diets. They have their own healthy proprietary blend of oil for frying. Vegetables are pesticide free and local when in season. Sandwiches are served on their exclusive Sweet Protein™ buns.
Moo Cluck Moo serves Michigan-made hand-crafted soda made with pure cane sugar, not corn syrup, from Northwoods Soda Company. The Andrew & Everett cheese is all-natural and made from the freshest milk. The all-natural Berkshire bacon sources from Eden Farms.
The ice cream, buttermilk, and milk are all from Calder Dairy cows. The cows are given a 100% forage and grain diet in a very clean environment. The farm is located at 9334 Finzel Rd. in Carlton. The dairy store is at 1020 Southfield Rd. in Lincoln Park.
All the food Moo Cluck Moo offers is absolutely delicious. The Moo burger is offered in three varieties: regular Moo, Bigger Moo, and Skinny Moo (which comes wrapped in lettuce rather than the high-protein roll). Get the Bigger Moo burger combo for only $7—it includes perfectly-prepared fries and a wonderful Fat Cow milkshake. Condiments, including onions, lettuce, pickles, tomato, mustard, and ketchup, are free.
The Big Shroom features a juicy, flavorful roasted portobello mushroom on a protein roll. It's topped with shards of tart Grana Padano cheese and full of umami. The Notorious Cluck is a thin, flash-fried chicken breast served on a long Sweet Protein™ roll with a light, crunchy picnic slaw.
The milkshake was tremendous (you can really taste the milk!) and the fries were absolutely perfect: crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Moo Cluck Moo uses flash-fryers for its fries, so they’re never greasy or soggy. Try the garlic fries--the garlic seems to be infused into the fries themselves. No sprinkling of garlic salt here!
The Sweet Protein™ bun had the texture of an artisan roll, and the taste was very fresh. The Moo burger was so fresh that it stayed hot in its wrapper during the entire 20 minute trip back Downriver. It tasted even better than homemade!
The expert staff is friendly and efficient, and the location—although a little tricky to find—is clean. A word of warning, however: Moo Cluck Moo is carry-out only. There is no dine-in option, and no drive-through.
Right now, Moo Cluck Moo has only one location at 8606 N. Telegraph Rd., just south of Joy Rd in Dearborn Heights. Their phone number is (313) 562-9999. It’s well worth the short trip up Telegraph!
You can like their Facebook page for news and more information about the restaurant as well as investment opportunities. The old Quiznos on Fort Street in Wyandotte would be a great location for a Moo Cluck Moo!