Arkansas ranks in the top three in chicken production in the U.S. with 1.1 billion head of the cluckers produced every year. Soon, Arkansans will have a new way to enjoy its favorite fowl, thanks to a California-based company.

 

The restaurant’s menu features chicken tenders and sliders in seven spice levels, plus French fries, cheese fries, macaroni and cheese and kale slaw as sides.

 

Los Angeles-based restaurant Dave’s Hot Chicken announced Feb. 23 it will bring several locations to Arkansas in the near future. Two of the locations will be in Little Rock while a third will operate in Fort Smith. The restaurants are part of seven sites opening in Arkansas and Missouri, the latter locations being in Joplin and Springfield.

 

Dave’s Hot Chicken started when four childhood friends set up a pop-up location on an LA parking lot in 2017. In the first couple of weeks, they were visited by a writer from Eater magazine and the concept was immediately swamped. In 2022, the company boasted 100 locations including in Canada and Dubai, after starting 2021 with just seven stores.

 

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