Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain To Open A PA Location
Two months ago, Dave’s Hot Chicken got some recognition for its incredible expansion. Four childhood friends started it as a pop-up in an East Hollywood, CA parking lot back in 2017. Now it has been called America’s fastest-growing restaurant chain, by industry research firm Technomic, and will be opening its first Pennsylvania location this year.
NWI Times also reported that Dave’s Hot Chicken plans to open 70 new locations globally. Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai are also part of their expansion. Their efforts to take over the hot chicken industry are backed by some serious investors. A-List celebrities, including Drake, Michael Strahan, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maria Shriver are all named as those who have backed Dave’s so far.
Dave’s Hot Chicken consists of a menu that is concise yet massive in spice variation. Their fried chicken comes in a sandwich (slider) option or tenders. Here’s where things get interesting. You then choose your heat level. This ranges from “no spice” to “reaper,” which is the hottest option and requires a signed waiver. In between, the scale has five additional options.
As for sides, Dave’s also serves crinkle-cut fries, mac and cheese, kale slaw, and pickles.
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In Pennsylvania to date, the fastest-growing restaurant chain is just starting to introduce itself. In fact, the grand opening is today in York. The first Dave’s Hot Chicken in the Keystone State will be located at 1189 Loucks Road, in York. Their hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm. On Friday and Saturday, they will be open one hour later, 11 am – 11 pm.
“Dave’s Hot Chicken has one of the greatest origin stories in the restaurant business, with the founders starting Dave’s as a parking lot pop-up restaurant in Hollywood with a portable fryer and picnic tables from their backyards,” said Bill Phelps, Dave’s Hot Chicken’s CEO.