A fried-chicken clash is coming to Coral Gables.
Spring Chicken, the new fast-casual fried-bird restaurant from Miami restaurant group 50 Eggs Inc. (Yardbird, Swine), is opening Jan. 28 at 1514 S. Dixie Hwy. in Coral Gables. That’s a soft egg toss from neighbor Shake Shack, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., which last week rolled out its new Chick’n Shack sandwich nationwide.
Which ’wich will be the last one clucking on South Dixie: Shake Shack’s Instagram darling or Spring Chicken’s The Yardbird? We’ve broken down the contenders.
After Spring Chicken’s grand opening on the 28th, the restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner. Future locations are planned for Miami Beach (1439 Alton Rd.), Fort Lauderdale (2400 N. Federal Hwy.) and Miami International Airport (Concourse D).
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Contender: Chick’n Shack.
Skinny: Crispy chicken breast with lettuce, pickles, buttermilk herb mayo on non-GMO potato bun.
Story: Shake Shack tested the Chick’n Sandwich at its Brooklyn locations last year before deciding to bring it to the rest of the country.
Where: Shake Shack, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables, and 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach.
Contender: The Yardbird.
Skinny: Crispy chicken thigh with house pickles and Southern sauce on a toasted potato bun.
Story: The base recipe for Spring Chicken’s fried chicken comes from 50 Eggs CEO John Kunkel’s grandmother, Lewellyn.
Where: Spring Chicken, 1514 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables.