The Budlong Southern Chicken, the Nashville hot chicken brand defying the status quo of uninspiring chicken joints, is about to wow a whole new legion of fans as parent company Craveworthy Brands set November 15 as the opening date of their new corporate-owned store in Irving, Texas.

Situated on the grounds of the Toyota Music Factory, the iconic venue at 316 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039, The Budlong will be a part of the lively retail and restaurant area of the property located on the Las Colinas Blvd. Ample parking is available on-site for guests dining in or picking up. The hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant will extend their hours on event days. Fans can walk in, call ahead, or order online at or third-party delivery sites: Door Dash, Uber Eats and GrubHub.

“The Budlong is by far a leader in the chicken category, and we can’t wait to open our doors in Irving to get more fans excited about the brand and our southern chicken experience,” says Gregg Majewski, CEO of Craveworthy Brands. “Awareness is what this brand needs more than anything, and our location at the Toyota Music Factory is the perfect fit for the spirit of our brand and the fan base we serve. The Budlong experience has thrived in Chicago, and we’re now ready for bigger markets like Dallas.”

The Budlong is a powerhouse of southern flavor offering chicken sandwiches, tenders, salads, popcorn chicken, sides, and desserts, including homemade Banana Pudding. All chicken is locally sourced, seasoned and hand-pressed in our propriety breading. There’s no other southern-style hot chicken concept with the flavor profile, chef-inspired ingredients, and the quick-serve atmosphere fans want. The location at Irving, TX, is planning to offer a full bar once the liquor license is processed and issued.

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