The long wait for the opening of Chicken Charlie in SM Mall Bacolod is over! Chicken Charlie opened in October in the north wing of SM, in the old Bigby’s location.
October 25 was my birthday and we had an evening BBQ planned at our home with invited guests, so for brunch, we turned to Chicken Charlie since we had to buy a few last minute items at SM before my birthday party.
Never heard of Chicken Charlie? Bacolod City has one of the newest branches, which are also in Quezon City, Manila, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and in Cebu.
The specialty of Chicken Charlie is chicken, using the double frying technique. They have a signature soy garlic sauce and hot sweet sauce, of your choice. Drumsticks and wings are the two available choices. Chicken Charlie also has fish strips and chips. Among the side dishes include Charlie’s Greens, which is an Asian style salad, fries, potato wedges, pickled relish and my favorite, Cheesestick Dynamite.
Green chili peppers with cheese, battered and deep fried. We called them “Poppers” in Florida, my home State in America. Yes, I had these for brunch on my Birthday. First meal of the day. I’ve been known to eat chili con carne with lots of hot sauce and Buffalo Wings for breakfast! The Cheesestick Dynamite are not overpowering but they are a little spicy.
I know chicken is the specialty at Chicken Charlie but I went with the fish strips and chips for my Birthday Brunch. In the near future, I will post about the chicken at Chicken Charlie!
Chicken Charlie is a fast food restaurant but nothing is cooked in advance. The short wait is well worth it since your order is cooked fresh as you order it. No prefab grabbing some chicken to put in your meal basket, which was cooked an hour ago and has not sold yet! Your order is prepared as you order it at the counter, which is the best way. You know your food is fresh!
The next time you are in SM and want to try some good food, give Chicken Charlie a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed!