The Chicken Spot begins slinging sandwiches in the EDGE District

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The Chicken Spot has opened at 1124 Central Avenue in St. Pete. The restaurant serves up 5 different fried chicken sandwiches, two fresh chicken wraps, a variety of wings and more. Fried chicken can be replaced with grilled chicken on any of the sandwiches — and every sandwich is served on a fresh pretzel roll.

Chris Viso, Founder and CEO of Queens Hospitality, created the fast casual restaurant from nostalgia, according to The Chicken Spot website.

two spicy chicken sandwiches with pickles, and colslaw
Stack of spicy chicken sandwiches | Photo via The Chicken Spot

A concept built on nostalgia

“Looking to recreate his favorite chicken sandwich he grew up eating from his local bodega in Queens, New York, Viso envisioned creating a quick-service restaurant that felt like home.”

The Chicken Spot has a strong following in Miami where it was first launched, and droves of eager patrons in St. Petersburg seemed to share the enthusiasm as the concept soft launched the weekend of April 24.

Here’s a preview of the menu for those interested in visiting:

Mike’s Hot Honey Classic: Crispy chicken cutlet, Mike’s Hot Honey, crispy onions, sweet bread & butter pickles, sriracha mayo, on fresh toasted potato roll

Spicy Coleslaw Chicken: Spicy chicken cutlet, sliced tomato, house slaw, buffalo sauce on a fresh toasted potato roll

Coconut Chicken: Tropical coconut crusted chicken cutlet, lettuce, sliced tomato, pico de gallo, sriracha mayo, on a fresh toasted potato roll

chicken quesadilla covered in spicy red sauce and ranch dressing
Spicy chicken quesadilla | Photo via The Chicken Spot

Dip into the açaí sauce at The Chicken Spot

If you’re looking for a different kind of sauce, this restaurant offers up a delightfully purple açaí ranch Truffle aioli, lemon pepper parm, and hot honey are also available for dipping.

You can order in advance for pickup online.

The Chicken Spot is open from noon-11:30pm 7 days a week.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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