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American chicken chain plans Liverpool opening

An American restaurant chain which specialises in hand-breaded chicken tenders, marinated wings and house sauces is planning to open in Liverpool.

Slim Chickens, which has more than 70 outlets across the US, could be set to replace Ed’s Easy Diner on Lord Street.

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has submitted plans to Liverpool City Council for the fit out of Ed’s into the first Northern branch of Slim Chickens.

If given the go-ahead, fowl fanatics can look forward to sampling Slim Chicken’s signature buttermilk marinated chicken tenders as well as chicken sandwiches and chicken wings.

Other items include Southern-style sides ‘mac and cheese’, fried pickles and Texas toast – with milkshakes, fried pies and jar desserts making up the sweet side of the menu.

Tom Gordon and Greg Smart founded Slim Chickens in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2003.

BRG secured a UK franchise deal with Slim Chickens USA at the start of the year before launching a restaurant on London’s James Street in March – with a Cardiff branch expected to open before Christmas.

The group’s other food brands include Giraffe, Harry Ramsden, Fish Works and Ed’s Easy Diner.