WKD Chicken opens its first dine-in location at Bay Avenue Mall


WKD Chicken, a home-grown brand of Cravia, the most successful and fastest-growing food and beverage franchise platform in the Middle East, is proud to announce the launch of the first dine-in location at Bay Avenue Mall, Business Bay.

Presenting the best Nashville-style chicken this side of the planet, WKD Chicken has been elevating fried-chicken restaurants since its inauguration in May through its dark kitchen on Hessa Street and food truck in Motor City. Represented by its cheeky mascot, GUS, WKD Chicken is a home-grown brand that serves delectable chicken sandos and wings, amazing waffle fries, and indulgent shakes made with premium ice cream.

The new restaurant at Bay Avenue Mall represents an expansion of the brand and Cravia’s portfolio, which also includes Cinnabon, Zaatar W Zeit, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Carvel in the UAE and Five Guys and Zaatar W Zeit in Saudi Arabia.  

Louay Ghandour, group managing director of Cravia, said: “WKD Chicken is our second home-grown brand and our seventh overall. It takes the Nashville chicken recipe and elevates it to an exceptional flavour that surpasses all its global counterparts, offering crispy, succulent and perfectly seasoned chicken that is meticulously prepared to deliver unmatched taste in every bite.”  

“We are continuously investing in growing our portfolio of businesses across the region and beyond and are delighted to be opening WKD Chicken’s first dine-in location at Bay Avenue Mall to provide Nashville’s best to the populated office and residential buildings in the area. We look forward to welcoming customers to the new restaurant and invite them to explore WKD Chicken’s exceptional offering that mirrors our promised quality across the board.”

Cravia opened 16 locations for its different brands across the UAE and KSA in 2022, with an additional seven in the pipeline to open by the year’s closing. The group has earned over 20 awards, including 2022’s ‘Deliveroo Most Loved Chain in the UAE’ for Zaatar W Zeit. Cravia operates a total of 85 stores and employs over 1,600 members serving more than 20,000 daily customers.

About WKD Chicken:

WKD Chicken is a home-grown brand of Cravia. Starting out as a cloud kitchen on Hessa Street, the brand’s physical presence can be found in Motor City and at Bay Avenue Mall. With a menu that features chicken sliders, wings, and tenders, WKD Chicken can easily cater to large orders and parties. Go ahead and add some WKD fun to your events; you only live once, and you haven’t lived until you’ve tried our fried chicken!