Driven by their passion for fresh and fun foods, The Crooked Rooster owners Chris Tompkins and Kendell Taylor opened the restaurant’s doors in Poughkeepsie, NY in 2013. As lifetime Poughkeepsie residents, close friends, and now business partners, Tompkins and Taylor envisioned a fun, inviting, and family-friendly atmosphere for patrons to enjoy a homemade meal—and that’s exactly what they created.