OUR STORY

How it all began…

In late 2013, a group of friends got together and decided the time was right to open a bunch of ‘Posh Chicken Shops’. After an immense research phase, which saw the crew scour the UK and other parts of the globe, they returned home to open their first store, on Boscombe high street. The result? Queues started to form at the door. Mama’s cookin’ had arrived, and went down a storm!

Things started nicely…

Chicken & Blues’ signature mama’s cookin’ had arrived, and with its unique southern hospitality, a large following soon developed! C&B’s healthy take on traditional southern fried Chicken took the town by storm.

Within 1 year of Boscombe’s launch, Chicken & Blues spread its wings with its second restaurant opening, this time benefiting from a roadside takeaway shop, plus a Barn restaurant with capacity for a total of 70 covers.

A bit of recognition…

Awards followed in early 2015, two awards arriving in quick succession. Firstly, Metro London named Chicken & Blues in the top 5 chicken concepts in the UK, sitting alongside concepts in London, Brighton and Newcastle. A tremendous accolade!

Then, the following month, Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis awarded Joshua and Steve with his new business award at a ceremony in Birmingham, commenting that he was impressed with the brand and vision of the founders. Cheers Theo!