Dave’s Hot Chicken opening first Madison restaurant this week

Dave’s Hot Chicken is opening its first Madison store, near East Towne Mall at 4814 Annamark Drive, this Thursday, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

Named America’s fastest-growing restaurant last spring by RestaurantNews.com based on a study conducted by the food-service research company Technomic, the Dave’s Hot Chicken menu consists of breaded, fried tenders and sliders, plus fries, cheese fries, mac and cheese, kale slaw, and milk shakes.

Madison’s second Dave’s Hot Chicken location is slated to open in June at Gammon and Mineral Point roads on the city’s west side. A third location is planned to open in another year or two near the UW-Madison campus.