Brisbane’s first 4Fingers Crispy Chicken has opened in Chermside, with a second store set to open in the CBD soon.
4Fingers offers free-range chicken that’s free of antibiotics and hormones, as well as freshly baked burger buns and kimslaw (kimchi coleslaw) that’s fermented onsite.
The chicken is available with sizzling flavours and spices (like soy garlic or hot and spicy), and hand-brushed so the sauce clings tightly to the crispy skin.
They’ve also got chips in seaweed and kimchi flavours; signature burgers extending from the Katsu Sandwich (with chicken and kimslaw in a crisped Chinese bun) to the B.B.F.F. (with chicken, house-roasted garlic sauce and fresh button mushrooms wrapped up in an artisanal Asian charcoal bun); as well as sweet potato fries, Japanese rice, mini tofu salad and a variety of healthy seafood and salad options.
The brand’s Australian outlets will also stock a variety of craft beers and ciders, along with local wines and soft drinks.
The casual dining brand started out in Singapore four years ago, eventually growing to 18 outlets across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Earlier this month, Australia’s first 4Fingers opened on Bourke Street in Melbourne. Over the weekend, Queensland’s first 4Fingers opened as part of Westfield Chermside’s new food precinct.
Next month, they’ll open on Albert Street in the Brisbane CBD, and they’ve got their sights set on Europe and the United States after that.
CEO Steve Puggard attributes the popularity of 4Fingers to the brand’s conscious effort to separate its stores from fast-food outlets.
“Apart from great chicken, quality and experience, we are focused on building a strong brand,” he says.
“Our store designs, uniforms and even the kind of music we play reflect that. We are about casual dining, not fast food.”
4Fingers is now open at Westfield Chermside, and will open at 108 Albert Street, Brisbane CBD, on Friday 7 July. Both stores will be open from 11am to 10pm every day.