L.A.-Based Dave’s Hot Chicken is Expanding to Ohio

You won't have to travel to the West Coast to get a taste of this popular Nashville hot chicken joint — they've announced plans to open locations in Dayton and Toledo

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Dave's Hot Chicken

A popular Los Angeles-based Nashville Hot Chicken-style chain is eyeing an Ohio expansion.

Dave’s Hot Chicken announced plans to open restaurants in Dayton and Toledo. The chain is also expanding to Michigan, with plans for Flint and Saginaw stores.

No target opening date has been announced, nor have the proposed restaurant locations, but the company is seeking local franchise opportunities.

The brand was founded in 2017 by chef Dave Kopushyan as a parking-lot pop-up. It quickly caught on, and gained investors in the same group behind Blaze Pizza. It now has several locations throughout California, with plans to expand to more than 150 locations throughout the country within in the year.

The company has seen success amid the coronavirus pandemic. CEO Bill Phelps told Forbes it's because the chain focused on takeout and delivery.

Dave’s menu focuses on hot chicken sliders and tenders, with a range of seven spice levels. Sides include a housemade kale slaw, mac and cheese, and fries and cheese fries.

More information on the chain can be found at daveshotchicken.com.

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