Two Broome County men are preparing to launch a downtown Binghamton restaurant with a menu that will be highlighted by spicy chicken options.

Nanu's Nashville Hot Chicken at 7 Court Street is scheduled to open Friday afternoon. The eatery is located near the Court Street bridge just west of Boscov's department store.

Nanu's Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant on Court Street in downtown Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Nanu's Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant on Court Street in downtown Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Saad Ahmad of Johnson City and Idil Ibrar of Binghamton will operate the restaurant. The franchise is the first Nanu's Hot Chicken unit located outside the Philadelphia area.

Ahmad said the restaurant plans to operate seven days a week. Under the initial operating schedule, the business will open daily at 11 a.m. It will be open until 3 a.m. later in the week.

A seating area inside the soon-to-open Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant in Binghamton. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A seating area inside the soon-to-open Nanu's Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant in Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The Binghamton Nanu's Hot Chicken occupies space that most recently had been home to Xtasy Restaurant and Lounge. That business closed in 2022.

The bright-colored interior of the new restaurant features the work of an artist who spent more than three weeks on the project.

Ahmad said people will have an opportunity to enjoy free food samples when Nanu's Hot Chicken opens on Friday. The grand opening celebration will be held from 3 to 9 p.m.

VIDEO: Nanu's Hot Chicken partner Saad Ahmad discussed the new restaurant on January 24, 2024.

MORE VIDEO: A quick look inside the Nanu's Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant in downtown Binghamton.

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