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Southern fried chicken specialist Absurd Bird launches first Scottish site in Glasgow

Announcing their opening with a huge cash give away, Southern Fried Chicken specialists Absurd Bird have launched their first permanent site in Scotland in Glasgow. 

Published: July 15, 2018
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Launching during the week, Absurd Bird Glasgow gave away over £1,000 in cash and £1,000 in “Johnny Cash”, which gives you free wings, to announce that they are officially open in the city.

Stating that they are "born from a passion for great food, cocktails and a love affair of America's deep south", the brand unveiled what they described as their "most exciting concept to date", with interiors decorated in Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton memorabilia, Happy Days style 1950s booths, live music and DJs and of course the chicken dishes they are famous for.

In a nod to their new home, the firm has also created a special dish for Scottish fans, with Irn-Bru added to the sauce of its signature chicken wings - the juicy British-farmed wings are marinated in fizz before being cooked and topped with crunchy popping candy.

Popular items from the Absurd Bird menu will also make their way north, including the recently launched ‘Total Melt’, inspired by the nations guilty pleasure Love Island, the outrageous chicken and cheese fondue, combines giant BBQ chicken wings, chicken sliders, buffalo tenders and deep fried Babybels, served with a mountain of Wotsit dust to sprinkle on top.

Launched in London in 2015, the restaurant and bar chain specialise in dishes like Chicken and Waffles, with three variations on offer, as well as a selection of five different flavoured chicken wings - and should guests be up to they can take on the Absurd Wing Challenge is attempted the fastest to eat 24 wings eat for free.

Opening day and evening throughout the week, the Glaswegian venue is Absurd Bird's biggest venture yet and kicks off their first week with DJs and Drag Queens in honour of Pride taking place over the weekend.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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