Dave’s Hot Chicken Opens International Location in Toronto

    Industry News | January 12, 2021

    Dave’s Hot Chicken announced the grand opening of its newest restaurant, and first international location, at 1582 Queen Street West, in the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto.

    Beginning Friday, January 15, Dave’s Hot Chicken Parkdale will be open from 11am – 10pm, seven days a week. The fast-casual concept specializes in Hot Chicken tenders and sliders, offered at seven various spice levels ranging from No Heat to Reaper (which requires a signed waiver for those who dare), and sides of house-made Kale Slaw, creamy Mac n’ Cheese and crispy French Fries.

    The owners of the restaurant will be John Bitove, longtime Toronto resident and founder of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and his daughter Blair. The Parkdale Dave’s Hot Chicken will initially be open for take-out, with delivery through Ubereats and Doordash to follow

    “There are only a handful of Dave’s Hot Chicken locations in North America, and each of these locations has a design and artwork that reflects the neighbourhoods they are a part of,” said Blair Bitove, director of business development for Dave’s Hot Chicken in Canada. “Along with a limited menu of the most craveable hot chicken around, we’re excited to offer local craft beers as well as a secret, regionally inspired menu shortly.”

    Chef Dave, along with his three best friends, came up with the idea for Dave’s Hot Chicken in early 2017. Chef Dave - a classically trained chef and self-described spice freak - was inspired by the unique, flavorful spice of Nashville Hot Chicken and set out to create his own version.

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