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Latest updates on menu pricing and rewards

April 5th, 2024|

Dear C&B Patrons,

From Friday 5th April, the price of your regular C&B meal combo will be increasing by approx £1.

Since early 2023, we’ve held our menu prices, but recently prices for some of our key ingredients have gone up, alongside national minimum wage increases, energy price increases, and the general cost of doing business sky-rocketing. So, with this 5-8% average meal price rise, 20% will cover VAT, and the rest will go towards C&B team pay increases, and offsetting inflation.

Rewards Program Update
We’re pleased to announce that, from today, our Patrons Reward Program qualifies on all in-restaurant purchases. The team is committed to our mission of making tasty, feel-good moments easy for everyone, and ensuring you feel valued and appreciated. Learn more here.

Thanks for reading, and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support.

Josh & Steve

We now serve breakfast at the weekend!

April 5th, 2024|

After a successful trial, breakfast is now being served every Saturday and Sunday morning, at all C&B locations.

C&B’s breakfast menu includes a knock-out breakfast wrap (with plant-based option), a side of crispy potato rostis, dips, and a signature coffee shake.

Here’s some important info..

  • available Saturdays and Sundays (9am-11am)
  • available at all locations
  • available for dine-in, collection, and delivery

Check out the in-store breakfast menu here.

Chicken & Blues launches Drone delivery

April 1st, 2024|

We’re excited to announce our new drone delivery service, a huge leap forward in Chicken & Blues’ mission to make tasty, feel-good moments easy for everyone.

Rather than manually collecting orders from our restaurants across Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole – our new system handles everything. It flies to the restaurant, retrieves your order from a member of our team, and then, with GPS tracking, it flies directly to your drop-off location – delivering Mama’s Home Cookin’ fresh, and ready to eat.

Patrons can expect a delivery experience that is simple, safe, and always on time.

The future is here, and with Chicken & Blues, it’s delicious.

C&B collab with AFC Bournemouth and Chris Billam-Smith!

March 1st, 2024|

Chicken & Blues is proud to be collaborating with AFC Bournemouth, alongside world champion boxer, Chris Billam-Smith, on a 3-part series for AFCB’s Youtube channel, entitled ‘Truth or Jab’.

The series was filmed at our Christchurch location last month. Chris asks a bunch of increasingly awkward/personal questions to the players – and if they don’t want to answer on camera, they have to eat a hot-wing. Some very entertaining moments ensued!

Episode 1: Antoine Semenyo (v) Dominic Solanke

Episode 2: Alex Scott (v) Tyler Adams

Episode 3: Max Irons (v) Marcus Tavernier

‘Best Chicken Restaurant in Southern England & Wales!’

February 22nd, 2024|

Thursday 22nd February 2024.

Best in class!

We’re thrilled and proud that Chicken & Blues has won ‘Best Chicken Restaurant in Southern England & Wales’ at the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024. It was announced last month that C&B had made it to the final 3 brands in this competitive category. The winner was decided by public vote, and so, owed to the support of C&B fans across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, and further afield – C&B finished top of the pile, bringing the title and trophy back to BCP!

Deliveroo founder and CEO Will Shu said: “I say it every year, but the standard of finalists and winners for this year’s Restaurant Awards has been incredible. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a number of restaurant owners to hear about their stories, food, and the positive impact they’ve had on their local communities and we are proud to partner with such an incredible array of dedicated restaurants to deliver food from around the world to doorsteps across the UK and Ireland. A huge well done to all of this year’s winners.”

Joshua Simons, C&B co-founder said: “What an awesome start to 2024! To win this prestigious award means the world to us and our hard-working, passionate teams. We’d like to thank everyone that voted for us in the final – it shows what a fantastic community C&B has built over the last 10 years – we’re so thankful to everyone for their support. As promised, we will send everyone a C&B gift to celebrate this great moment – to receive this on email, simply ensure you have a C&B Patrons account – it’ll be on its way to your inbox in the next 7 days.”

Register a C&B account by Thursday 29th February to receive your gift by email HERE.

C&B partners with Bournemouth Food Bank

February 9th, 2024|

C&B is excited to announce a partnership with Bournemouth Food Bank as its charity of the year for 2024. As C&B’s chosen charity, Bournemouth Foodbank will benefit from a series of fundraising initiatives, events, and support throughout the year.

Founders Joshua Simons and Steve Crawford will also consult on Bournemouth Food Bank’s community café, driving revenue and hosting kitchen takeovers that will delight locals.

“We are thrilled to partner with Chicken & Blues, a brand that shares our commitment to the community,” said Rio Argent, Grants and Foundations Manager at Bournemouth Foodbank. “This partnership will not only raise essential funds but also bring joy and good food to those we serve.”

Steve Crawford, C&B co-founder, said “Bournemouth Food Bank is a brilliantly-run local charity and an important part of the community. We’re delighted to have partnered with the team for 2024, and look forward to working together.”

Chicken & Blues invites the community to join in supporting this cause. For more information on Bournemouth Food Bank, please follow @bournemouthfoodbank on their social media accounts.

About Bournemouth Foodbank

Bournemouth Foodbank’s vision is to see a fairer, hunger-free society where everyone has enough money to put food on their plate and a network of community support. We are looking to address the underlying causes of the crisis, to challenge injustice and to bring communities across BCP together through compassionate and practical help.

Over £2,000 raised for Steve Bernard Foundation in 2023

January 26th, 2024|

Chicken & Blues is delighted to announce that a grand total of £2,030 was raised for The Steve Bernard Foundation throughout 2023, by way of merchandise sales and the C&B Golf Classic, which took place at Remedy Oak Golf Club in September.

Tony Bernard: ‘We were very privileged to have been chosen as C&B’s charity of the year in 2023. We’re based in Winton and the funds raised will help 100s of local children get access to sport. We’d like to thank everyone who purchased C&B merchandise throughout the year and to all that have contributed to raising awareness of our foundation’s work in the community’.

C&B will be announcing 2024’s charity of the year in the oncoming weeks.

Latest community news here: Neighbourhood Fund.

  • C&B launches the ‘Chicnic’!

C&B to give away up to 5,000 Juniors Meals

January 16th, 2024|

Chicken & Blues has announced that it is starting 2024 by giving away up to 5,000 C&B Juniors meals to children across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, which can be redeemed until the end of February.

This giveaway is in partnership with the Chicken & Blues Neighbourhood Fund, which was initially set up during the pandemic, and has since become part of C&B’s ongoing commitment to support the local communities that it calls home.

This giveaway is not reliant on guests purchasing other items on the menu. Simply register at the link, ensure you have an online account, and redeem the gift within the stipulated times. See terms and conditions below.

Steve Crawford, C&B co-founder: “Myself, my business partners and many of our team members have children, and we know all too well that treating the kids can be costly and stressful during times like this. As such, we’re delighted to offer up to 5,000 C&B Juniors meals on the house, by way of our Neighbourhood Fund, and hope it brings some joy to local families across BCP during this tough time.”

How it works:
• Click the ‘register now’ button below register for your voucher
• You will be sent an email with a ‘1-time use’ code
• You can redeem the gift by ordering online for collection, or with a team member when dining in, or over the counter (speak to a member of C&B’s team on arrival).


• Orders must be placed online (not over counter)
• Not available on Deliveroo
• Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers
• Redeem a C&B Juniors meal between 11am-6pm, any day of the week

• Valid from Thurs 18th Jan 2024 ’til Thurs 29th Feb 2024

• C&B Juniors are classified as children who are under 12 years old
• Valid for collection or dine-in

• Valid at all locations
• Maximum 1 voucher per family
• Shakes not included

• Register by January 31st 2024

See you soon, and love to the family!


C&B shortlisted for Deliveroo Award!

January 8th, 2024|

Let’s hear a drum roll for the foodie showdown of the year – the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024. 

With over 63,000 restaurants on Deliveroo in the UK and Ireland, we’re proud to have been shortlisted in the top 3 independent chicken restaurants in Southern England and Wales – and here’s your chance to vote for us!

Joshua Simons, C&B co-founder: “Being shortlisted is an exciting start to 2024 for C&B. This award is decided by public vote, so we kindly ask C&B fans to take 10 seconds of their time to vote for us online. If we go on to win the award, we’ll send everyone a celebratory gift by email, to redeem at any C&B restaurant. We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the good people of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole for their unrivalled support, and to our teams for working so hard – and, happy new year!” 

Chicken & Blues previously won ‘Family Restaurant of the Year’ at the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2019, which took place in Shoreditch, London.


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