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One of LA’s Busiest New Fried Chicken Options Expands to Inglewood

Phat Birds is jumping from pop-up to East LA to a new location in South LA

A fried chicken sandwich at Phat Birds
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

East Los Angeles fried chicken upstart Phat Birds is already eyeing a second location, landing a sophomore restaurant right in the thick of Inglewood. The company started as a pop-up selling all sorts of Southern fare, and will be able to expand their menu with this new location in South LA.

The current Phat Birds sits along E. 3rd Street in East Los Angeles, working mostly lunch hours during the week and only offering outdoor seating. In Inglewood there will be room for an expanded menu filled with true Southern dishes like greens, Hoppin’ John, and the very regionally-specific Mississippi Delta hot tamales. Expect room for dessert as well, plus brunch on weekends.

Phat Birds Inglewood takes over for the closed Art’s Wings & Things on Century Boulevard. The strip mall space at The Village at Century is by no means gigantic, but should offer the team greater room to grow their brand. As it is, plenty of the restaurant’s East Los Angeles regulars already make the drive from South LA to eat. Expect an opening sometime early this summer in Inglewood.

Phat Birds Inglewood
3386 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA