- January 17, 2017

This Local Sandwich Joint Is Way, Way Better Than Your Fave Chicken Chain

North Austin just got some more food options as Flyrite Chicken, the extremely popular East Central Austin chicken sandwich spot, opens its second location at 6539 Burnet Rd. The new location opens on Sunday, January 15 at 9 a.m., soon followed by a big Grand Opening event on Sunday, January 22.

And it’s open on Sundays! Take that, Chick-fil-A.

Grand Opening celebration activities include several special giveaways, like their “Flyrite for a Year” prizes for two lucky customers: an “Early Bird Gets the Worm” giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon, where patrons can win one free breakfast entree and one cup of coffee per week for a for a year, and their “Chicken & Beer for a Year” giveaway from noon to 10 p.m. The winner of that second giveaway will receivef one free combo option from the menu per week for an entire year, in addition to their choice of a beer on draft (or a soda). All it takes to enter is a visit to the new location on grand opening day and the purchase of one regular entree item, which allows for one entry to the raffle. Patrons can only participate once in each giveaway, though guest may purchase additional raffle tickets for $10 each, all of the proceeds benefitting nearby Lamar Middle School.

In addition to Flyrite’s giveaways, they’ll also be hosting random surprise giveaways from neighboring businesses throughout the event, including Austin Beerworks, Barley Swine, Austin Eastciders, Chi’Lantro, El Chilito, Juiceland, Via 313, and others  

“Our team could not be more excited to finally unveil details surrounding Flyrite’s second location, and we look forward to now serving North Austin residents for years to come,” owner Kevin Warden said in an announcement. “The positive feedback and overall support from our first location on East 7th has been truly overwhelming, and we are so glad to call Austin our home. We cannot wait to get these grand opening celebrations underway, especially with all of the amazing giveaways we will be doing throughout the day, which will serve as a token of our appreciation to the entire Austin community.”

Flyrite Chicken was launched last year with the simple goal of making fast food real again. As part of the restaurant’s philosophy of serving fast food that patrons can feel good about, Flyrite only offers all-natural, mindfully sourced food, including vegetarian-fed chicken raised without antibiotics ever as the keystone menu option. Flyrite’s menu includes both delicious fried and grilled chicken sandwiches on whole wheat buns from the New World Bakery, chicken tenders, salads, and wraps, in addition to several vegan and gluten free options. The menu also features a variety of real ice cream shakes made without artificial ingredients or sweeteners, locally sourced coffee, and a rotating selection of local craft beers on draft, as well as sparkling and non-sparkling wine. Plus, the beloved Austin eatery launched an expansive breakfast menu this summer, which now includes fried chicken and waffles as well as traditional breakfast items. Find the full menu online.

Featured photo by Alison Narro, courtesy Flyrite Chicken