At a Glance

Fried chicken restaurant

2015 as a street food brand and 2019 with our first bricks and mortar location

Investment Level:
Varies depending on region

Number of Units:
6 company location open in London with several in the pipeline; 5 franchised locations with Parkdean Holiday Resorts; several ‘dark kitchens’ including Jurys Inn Hotels

Investor: Trispan Equity Partners

Thunderbird Fried Chicken Franchise UK

Award-winning fried chicken by the bucketload!

Our founder Matt Harris started Thunderbird Fried Chicken in an old ambulance, hitting the street food scene with a bang and graduating to ‘bricks and mortar’ locations in 2019 after winning London WingFest for the Best Wings in London

Our goal is to make fried chicken great again. Our recipes are reinvented classics; we take traditional fried chicken recipes, analyse what makes them great, then improve every element using science and a good dose of creativity. And we serve it with a smile and good old-fashioned hospitality.

  • Our service is fast-casual, with a premium menu
  • We have a flexible footprint 900-2,500 sq ft and work in a variety of locations from high street to food markets
  • Our interiors match our food; inspired by retro Americana, reinvented for a modern audience
  • Our menu is adaptable to meet local tastes and occasions
  • Streamlined national and international supply chain
  • Experienced management team and sector leading chairman

Ideal Partner:

Thunderbird are seeking :

Multi-Unit Franchisees


Interested in Thunderbird Fried Chicken? Contact Johnny Sellyn

Johnny is the Founder of whichfranchise and one of the most well-known and connected people in franchising. He is happy to discuss the requirements for developing Thunderbird Fried Chicken in the UK.


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