Food + Drink

New restaurant opening in Bluewater 15th February


Bringing a taste of Arkansas to the centre

From 15th February, Bluewater shoppers will be able to sample the authentic flavours of Arkansas, US as Slim Chickens opens its seventh restaurant in the UK.

Renowned for its Southern US hospitality, the American fast-casual restaurant specialises in ‘life-changing chicken’. The Bluewater opening is perfectly timed to feed busy shoppers over the half term period as the brand focuses on high quality, fast-turnaround, great-tasting food. Slim Chickens already has restaurant around the UK in London, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham.

Slim Chickens is famed for its iconic fresh, buttermilk-marinated, hand-breaded and cooked-to-order premium chicken. The menu will feature the brand’s most iconic chicken dishes alongside a whopping selection of 14 dipping sauces including Garlic Parmesan, Honey BBQ, Ranch and Slim’s own best-selling signature sauce. Come and try the all new sweet chilli sauce available only until March.

To top it off, guests can choose from a selection of five signature sides and treat themselves to hand-spun shakes. 

Richard Pigott, Head of Operations at Slim Chickens, says: “The positive reaction we have received to Slim Chickens from customers across the country has been phenomenal so we’re really excited to be opening in Bluewater. There’s already a lot of excitement and anticipation amongst our 40-strong staff team who are all looking forward to serving up our special brand of freshly cooked chicken and hand-spun shakes with a focus on flavour and fast and Southern Hospitality. 

From testing chicken recipes in a garage, Tom Gordon and Greg Smart went on to open the first Slim Chickens in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2003 with the ambition of creating magnificent, freshly cooked chicken for guests, fast. Over a decade and thousands of happy guests later, the business has grown to over 80 sites in the US alone.

With a booming social following and a digital app letting Slim Chickens’ fans know about new openings and offers, Slim Chickens opens on the top floor of Bluewater in Water Circus (before Cineworld) on Saturday 15 February. To download the app for updates, news and offers search ‘Slim Chickens’ on app stores.

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