Mary Brown’s Chicken expands with its first international restaurant in Northern Ireland

mary browns chicken enters the irish market

Mary Brown’s Chicken – the 100 per cent Canadian-owned quick service restaurant – is pleased to announce its expansion overseas with the opening of its first international restaurant in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

As Canada’s largest and fastest-growing chicken quick-service restaurant, Mary Brown’s Chicken, which will be known internationally as MB Chicken, can’t wait to bring its delicious Signature Chicken and Taters (hand-cut potato wedges tossed in Signature recipe breading), and locally sourced methodology – to the U.K.

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“For 55 years Canadians have made Mary Brown’s Chicken their first choice for fresh, delicious hand-cut, hand-breaded fried chicken and taters. We are therefore excited to introduce our legendary fried chicken to the wonderful people of Lisburn,” said Hadi Chahin, CEO of MBI Brands. “What makes Mary Brown’s special is our delicious, handcrafted menu and genuine hospitality. We have been a beloved tradition in Canada for generations, and we can’t wait to share our passion for delicious, locally sourced and made-from-scratch quality food with our new friends in the U.K.”

The new Lisburn location officially opened Feb. 21, 2024, with a menu featuring Mary Brown’s Chicken’s iconic Big Mary® Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, Taters, bone-in Signature Chicken, Tater Poutine, and more; Mary Brown’s U.K. customers will also be treated to several new menu items that aren’t widely available in Canada, including MB Soft-serve Ice Cream, MB Shakes and Halloumi Fries.

And this new restaurant in Northern Ireland is just the beginning! Mary Brown’s Chicken also plans to open more locations throughout the U.K., Pakistan and Mexico in 2024. Within the next five years, the company’s goal is to expand to 150 international stores.