Flyrite Chicken announced that the restaurant’s second location will officially open January 15 at 9 a.m., and they will host a special Grand Opening All-Day Celebration the following Sunday. Additionally, in an effort to show appreciation for the restaurant’s continued support in the Austin area, Flyrite will hold several special giveaways at the grand opening event, including “Flyrite For A Year” prizes for two lucky patrons. The new restaurant is located in North Austin at 6539 Burnet Road, and will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Friday, as well as 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
On January 22 in honor of the grand opening of the second Flyrite location, the team will be offering two distinct giveaways at the new location. The "Early Bird Gets the Worm" giveaway will take place in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, where patrons can win one free breakfast entree and one cup of coffee per week for a full year. The second giveaway, called “Chicken & Beer for a Year," will take place from noon to 10 p.m. and allows the winner to order one free combo option from the menu per week for an entire year, in addition to their choice of a beer on draft (or a soda). To participate in either contest, patrons must visit the new North Austin location and purchase one regular entree item, which will allow for one entry to the raffle (depending on when the entree is purchased). Patrons can only participate once in each giveaway, although eager fans can also pay $10 for additional raffle tickets. All of the proceeds raised from these additional raffle tickets will then be donated to the nearby Lamar Middle School.
Additionally, Flyrite Chicken will be randomly offering surprise giveaways from neighboring businesses throughout the day to lucky patrons who visit the restaurant during the grand opening celebration on January 22. Flyrite has partnered with the following restaurants and organizations to provide various giveaways throughout the day, including gift cards, merch swag, and more, which combined are valued at more than $500. Confirmed participants include Austin Beerworks, Austin Eastciders, Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar, Barley Swine, Bonhomie, Chi'Lantro, County Line, El Chilito, Juiceland, Picnik, Tacodeli, VIA 313, and more.
“Our team could not be more excited to finally unveil details surrounding Flyrite’s second location, and we look forward to now serving North Austin residents for years to come,” says owner Kevin Warden. “The positive feedback and overall support from our first location on East 7th has been truly overwhelming, and we are so glad to call Austin our home. We cannot wait to get these grand opening celebrations underway, especially with all of the amazing giveaways we will be doing throughout the day, which will serve as a token of our appreciation to the entire Austin community.”
Flyrite Chicken was launched last year with the simple goal of making fast food real again. As part of the restaurant’s philosophy of serving fast food that patrons can feel good about, Flyrite only offers all-natural, mindfully sourced food, including vegetarian-fed chicken raised without antibiotics ever as the keystone menu option. Flyrite’s menu includes both delicious fried and grilled chicken sandwiches on whole wheat buns from the New World Bakery, chicken tenders, salads, and wraps, in addition to several vegan and gluten free options. The menu also features a variety of real ice cream shakes made without artificial ingredients or sweeteners, locally sourced coffee, and a rotating selection of local craft beers on draft, as well as sparkling and non-sparkling wine. Plus, the beloved Austin eatery launched an expansive breakfast menu this summer, which now includes fried chicken and waffles as well as traditional breakfast items.
The original Flyrite Chicken is located at 2129 East 7th Street in East Austin. The team responsible for bringing Flyrite’s chicken concept to fruition includes Founder and President Kevin Warden, a local Austinite and Which Wich alum, who is supported in operations by Quirino “Q” Silva and Dallas Miller from longtime Austin staple County Line. Silva serves as the director of culinary operations and Miller handles day-to-day functions as operations manager. Additionally, the architecture design was again created through collaboration between Marlon Blackwell and Associates and local firm Dick Clark & Associates, similar to the original location. The interior design was also created by Austin-based Fossler Interiors, who is also responsible for designing the interiors of several well-known Austin eateries like Swift's Attic and Wu Chow. The branding was and continues to be developed by FBA [Foxtrot Bravo Alpha], who work with both national and local brands including SXSW, Texas Monthly and the Austin Film Society.