Slim Chickens expanding in UK

US fried chicken brand Slim Chickens – which launched in Arkansas in 2003 – has opened its fourth UK restaurant.

The UK chain is part of Boparan Restaurant Group, which operates restaurants including Giraffe, Ed’s Easy Diner, and Fish Works.

The latest UK site for the Slim Chickens brand is at Hammerson-owned Grand Central in Birmingham. The 102 sq m (1,100 sq ft) branch has been designed by an in-house team.

It will offer the brand’s signature buttermilk-marinated, hand-breaded chicken tenders, along with a range of sauces and side dishes from the Southern US states.

“Our new restaurant brings a true Southern US hospitality experience to Grand Central. As part of our expansion plans, we have had a host of successful openings, including a pop-up van in Bullring, and the response has been incredible. We are thrilled to have officially opened our fourth permanent location in Birmingham, one of the UK’s fastest-growing cities,” says Tom Crowley, CEO of Boparan Restaurant Group.

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