Vegan fried chicken restaurant Really Happy Chicken is planning to open their second site in Bristol in the next two months.
Founded in Brighton last year, the brand specialises in vegan fast food made from the wheat gluten-based meat substitute seitan with flavours inspired by KFC and Southern American fast food. They serve chick’n seitan burgers, wraps and wings as well as shakes, mac and cheese and desserts.
Menu favourites include Really Big Burgers with crispy chick’n seitan fillet, hashbrown, lettuce, house-made bacon, cheese and house-made mayo, and Buffalo Hot Wings which are four crispy chick’n seitan wings dipped in Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Sauce, jalapeños and sesame seeds.
Really Happy Chicken founder Owais Amiri, 36, told Bristol Live: “I absolutely love Bristol and can’t wait to launch there – we were Brighton’s darling when we opened here and we hope to be Bristol’s darling too,”
“I see a lot of similarities between Bristol and Brighton, including the fact both have a really strong vegan community.
“Given the sheer number of vegans in Bristol, I think it’s an eco-system in which all plant-based restaurants can thrive alongside each other.
“And ultimately more vegan options across the city will lead to an increasing number of people choosing to become vegan, so the more the merrier, I say.”
Amiri, who has been a vegan for four years, aims to open a further five Really Happy Chicken restaurants in the UK this year.