TORONTO — Eat Up Canada and Open Concept Hospitality have launched MightyBird, a new fast-casual crispy-chicken restaurant in the Foodie Aisle at Union Station in Toronto.
MightyBird’s chef-curated menu features signature crispy chicken marinated in buttermilk. Menu highlights include a variety of unique chicken sandwiches, such as The Mighty O.G., Crispy Chicken Classic, Nashville Hot, Banh Mi and the Piri-Piri Glazed, with a plant-based protein option also available. Sides include fries with piri-piri mayo, creamy coleslaw, signature poutines and potato salad topped with smoked paprika and green onion. Chicken tacos and chicken and waffles will be added to the menu soon.
“We know there’s a fried-chicken revolution happening and people are loving this southern classic,” says Dan Kennedy, partner at Open Concept Hospitality. “Our mission at MightyBird is to provide a chicken experience like no other, where flavour and quality take centre stage – and of course, we use only locally sourced, halal chicken.”
“We couldn’t think of a better place to reach Torontonians, visitors, sports fans and concert goers than Union Station,” says George Heos, co-founder of Eat Up Canada. “Located in the Foodie Aisle on the lower retail level by the underground entrance to Scotiabank Arena, MightyBird offers elevated grab-and-go counter service in Toronto’s busiest transportation hub.”
“The launch of MightyBird at Union Station is just the beginning,” says Alex Gerzon, co-founder of Eat Up Canada. “Plans are underway to expand the MightyBird brand across Ontario, including a fast-casual restaurant with an expanded menu opening later this fall.”