Cali-based spice purveyors Dave's Hot Chicken announce expansion to the Orlando area

By

comment
Someday all of this could be yours … - PHOTO COURTESY DAVE'S HOT CHICKEN/INSTAGRAM
  • Photo courtesy Dave's Hot Chicken/Instagram
  • Someday all of this could be yours …
The hot chicken scene in Orlando is, well, heating up? Los Angeles-based chain Dave's Hot Chicken has announced intentions to expand to Florida, starting right here in Orlando.

Started as a parking lot pop-up operation back in 2017 by chef Dave Kopushyan, his eponymous chain now has locations all over California, serving up Kopushyan's take on the fiery Nashville Hot template to hungry West Coasters.



The takeout centric-restaurant serves up tenders, sandwiches and sliders on a heat spectrum that ranges from "No Spice" to "Reaper."

“It’s no secret that the hot chicken category is booming, but with the simplicity of our operations, our passionate and experienced leadership team, committed fan following and delicious food, there truly is no other concept out there like Dave’s Hot Chicken,” said Bill Phelps, CEO of Dave’s Hot Chicken, in a press statement. “Our brand is stronger than ever and we are ready to bring the Dave’s Hot Chicken to Orlando with entrepreneurs who share our passion.”



No restaurant locations or timeframes have been confirmed as of this writing. How will Dave's fare fare against more established Orlando eateries like Chicken Fire? Only time will tell.



Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly newsletters, and consider supporting this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you Central Florida news, and every little bit helps.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.