New Endwell Eatery to Specialize in Wings and Salads but No Beer
An Endwell man is preparing to open the first of what could become a chain of family-friendly restaurants featuring chicken wings and salads.
William Budine told WNBF News the new eatery will be called Chicken Chicks. The business will be located in the Park Manor Plaza in Endwell. The plaza is just north of Highland Park.
Budine said the restaurant will be in the space that was occupied for decades by Mama T's. That business closed suddenly last summer.
While Chicken Chicks will offer seven varieties of wings, it will not serve alcohol. The menu also will feature some "healthier" selections including salads and some vegan sandwiches.
Budine said it will be a quick-serve restaurant with customers placing their orders at a walk-up counter. Patrons will be able to eat in booths in the establishment or take their food to enjoy elsewhere.
Budine grew up in Chenango Forks. He said he's worked in various jobs, including a decade as a New York State Police trooper based in Endwell and as a manager at a local McDonald's restaurant.
Budine said he's been considering opening a business like Chicken Chicks for about 12 years. He said the restaurant will operate seven days a week.
Budine has big hopes for the concept. He said he hopes to own many more units in the area and elsewhere in the state. He said he'd like to expand with restaurants in places like Vestal, Johnson City, Syracuse and Albany.
Budine is working to put the finishing touches on the Endwell restaurant. He said it may be ready for a soft opening on Friday.
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