A local brand of hot chicken is bursting onto a new path.
Blazing Bird, which has locations in Arvada, Englewood and Fort Collins, is opening a new restaurant at 1920 17 St. in downtown Denver near Union Station, follow signs on hotels.
The restaurant first opened in February 2020 at 12368 W. 64th Ave. in Arvada, then added a second location in Fort Collins last October. Its third opened at 2950 S. Broadway in Englewood this past December.
Owner Artem Muradyan is a pharmacist who has always wanted to work in the hospitality industry and has decided to bring Nashville’s hot chicken sandwiches to Colorado, as previously reported.
Muradyan did not respond to a request for comment.
Blazing Bird serves hot chicken in sandwiches, tacos, and burritos, as well as mac, cheese, and chips. It has six heat levels for its sauce.
The 2,400 square foot restaurant near Union Station was formerly home to Teriyaki Madness. The Asian fast-casual chain closed its store last June, citing the surrounding homeless population as a driving factor.
Blazing Bird competes with several hot chicken bars in the Denver area, including Dave’s Hot Chicken, which has a location nearby at 1615 Platte St. at LoHi, Music City Hot Chicken, Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken, The Budlong Hot Chicken, Birdcall and Chicken Rebel to name a few.
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