Iconic vegan fried chicken restaurant Really Happy Chicken is opening a second site in the city of Bristol.
The brand opened its first site in Brighton just last year and became an instant hit, serving up drool-worthy vegan chicken burgers, wings and popcorn-style bites.
Favourites on the menu include the Really Big Burger: a crispy chick’n seitan fillet, hashbrown, lettuce, house-made bacon, cheese and house-made mayo encased in a brioche bun, and the Korean Sticky Wings: four crispy chick’n seitan wings dipped in our housemade Korean BBQ sauce, spring onions and black sesame seeds.
Speaking to Bristol Live, 36- year-old founder Owais Amiri commented: “I absolutely love Bristol and can’t wait to launch there – we were Brighton’s darling when we opened here and we hope to be Bristol’s darling too.”
Amiri is aiming to have the Bristol site up and running “within the next six to eight weeks” and he is confident that his vegan chicken can ‘crack’ the Bristolian market.
‘A really strong vegan community’
Amiri continued, “I see a lot of similarities between Bristol and Brighton, including the fact both have a really strong vegan community.
“Given the sheer number of vegans in Bristol, I think it’s an eco-system in which all plant-based restaurants can thrive alongside each other.
“And ultimately more vegan options across the city will lead to an increasing number of people choosing to become vegan, so the more the merrier, I say.”
Really Happy Chicken also serves up plant-based versions of mac n cheese, slaw, and caesar salad, as well as epic vegan shakes and desserts – so there’s something for everyone.
And Amiri isn’t just stopping in Bristol, he aims to open a further five restaurants across the UK by the end of the year – cementing Really Happy Chicken as a brand.
We can’t wait to see vegan fried chicken shops become commonplace across the UK, and we wish Amiri all the luck with his ambitions!
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