SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 11: An order of freahly cooked Buffalo chicken wings sits on a counter at Proposition Chicken on February 11, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Food supply chain issues are creating a shortage of chicken and chicken wings resulting in higher prices for the popular Super Bowl party snack. The retail price of chicken wings is up $0.30 since last year.

A popular hot chicken chain is making its way to the Garden State. Dave’s Hot Chicken has announced its New Jersey debut per NJ Advance Media. The spicy chicken eatery will be opening on Friday, Dec. 9 at 57 Route 23 in Wayne, New Jersey.

According to the outlet, this will be the first of 14 locations spanning several North Jersey counties. Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties are all set to get a Dave’s Hot Chicken in the near future.

The restaurant is known for its “Nashville hot chicken” that has a blend of spices and seasonings that make up the famous spicy flavor. The menu is packed with several menu options like chicken tenders sliders, fries, cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese, among others. The chicken ranges in seven levels of spiciness from “No Spice” to “Reaper.” For drinks, they offer a plethora of soft drinks, bottled drinks, and milkshakes in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors.

Dave’s Hot Chicken was created by best friends Dave Kopushyan, Arman Oganesyan, and Tommy and Gary Rubenyan. They started it as a pop-up in 2017 before they set up shop in East Hollywood. They began franchising the spicy chicken eatery in 2019.

Celebrities including Drake, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Strahan are among the famous investors that have helped the restaurant expand so rapidly.

Dave’s Hot Chicken now has more than 90 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Dubai and Qatar. The restaurant has plans to open more than 700 locations the outlet reports.

Take a look at their mouthwatering plates below:

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