A NEW fried chicken restaurant is set to open in in Southampton this summer.

The Bok Shop, free range fried chicken and vegan fried "chikn" restaurant that originated in Brighton, is opening two new restaurants in the south east having secured a further 10 sites including one in West Quay.

The sites will be opening within the next eight weeks and will be bringing contemporary twists on nostalgic street style food with influences from Asia, Southern U.S.A and London.

The Southampton site will be opening in late August.

The new locations will feature all the favourites that fans have come to love, like the Bokadoosh, wings or tenders smothered in a fiery Korean style sauce, or the Jennifer Buffalopez, crispy fried thigh, covered in sweet honey and ginger buffalo sauce.

The Bok Shop will be heading to Southampton and will be kitting out their next project based in West Quay shopping centre.

Positioned amongst established brands like Byron Burger, Yo! Sushi, and Wagamamas, The Bok Shop is ready to reinvigorate the casual dining scene by integrating an old-school style arcade within its eatery, making it the most desirable spot in town to grab some food and play some retro games.

The Bok Shop will be giving away free chicken or chikn wings to the first 100 people through the door. Co-founder Jamie O’Mara speaks of their journey so far: “Things are seriously looking up since last year. We’ve gone from not knowing if we’d ever open our restaurant doors again to opening two new ones in just a few weeks of each other.

"As we’ve designed the restaurants ourselves, this part of the journey has been a real creative and technical test and we’ve loved every second of it.”

Co-founder Howard Kaye added: “We’re ready to take The Bok Shop to the next level and are so excited to be opening in Hastings and Southampton’s West Quay this summer.”