A new American dining restaurant has opened on Portswood Road.

Inspired by the traditional American dining experience from across the pond, Chickaros opened its doors for the first time in Southampton on Friday night, April 12.

Having opened its first eatery in Aldridge, West Midlands, in 2020 shortly after the hospitality industry had been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Chickaros has since expanded across the country – including Bournemouth – and now Southampton.

Manager of the Southampton dine-in and takeaway, Shazan Islam, said: “It’s brilliant to open our first restaurant in Southampton – we’ve wanted to for a long time and to be able to finally allow people in to see what we can offer is just fantastic.

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“We cater for everyone – burgers, steaks, parmesans, waffles – we have something for everyone.”

Open seven days a week from 1pm to 11pm, Chickaros will add to the already bustling economy of Portswood high street.

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“The American dining experience is totally unique and unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere,” said Shazan.

“It continues to be a really popular destination for people to eat out and Chickaros is just that.”

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He added: “Portswood was a really attractive destination for us with its wide community and proximity to the centre of Southampton.

“One of the amazing things about our restaurants is that we have a lot of people from the Asian community dining with us – as the whole concept of our menu is halal.”

Though Chickaros does not serve alcohol, the eatery’s menu does include a selection of mocktails, milkshakes, and desserts.

The interior of the eatery is designed with lavish lighting, comfortable booths, and a spacious runway.

The restaurant also has a fitting personal touch with light-up slogans on the walls, including ‘Hello Southampton.”