June 8, 2016 By Michael Florio
A longstanding Kew Gardens restaurant is expanding into Astoria.
The Chicken House will open at 31-12 Broadway in mid-July, according to manager Pratik Tomar.
The Kew Gardens restaurant was established in 1980, according to the company. The restaurant has sought to offer healthy, satisfying and fast eats at an affordable cost ever since, Tomar said.
They will now look to offer these same qualities to Astoria.
“There have been a number of chicken restaurants opening in Astoria,” Tomar said. “But we are the original guys and want to offer great food to the community.”
Tomar added that owner Stefanos Gogas was attracted to Astoria due to the growing community and foot traffic that Broadway could offer. Additionally, Tomar said the menu has a Greek influence, as Gogas is Greek, which he believes will make them popular in the neighborhood.
The menu will be similar to the Kew Garden location’s, offering charbroiled chicken, baby back ribs, spinach pies, burgers, wings and salad. It will also serve Greek specialty platters, including gyros, chicken souvlaki and grilled chicken cutlets.
Seafood items, such as shrimp, salmon and tilapia, which were recently added to the Kew Gardens menu, will be served in Astoria as well.
Tomar said that there will also be some menu items that are exclusive to the Astoria location.
“The Chicken House promises a juicy, savory and delicious way to grab a bite to eat,” Tomar said. “Our food can be enjoyed by anyone who is craving a healthy and satisfying meal with lots of flavor.”
The Astoria restaurant, which is nearly 2,000-square-feet, will be nearly four times the size of the Kew Gardens location, according to Tomar. It will be able to seat up to 40 people.
The hours are still in the works, but Tomar said they will be roughly 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight.