Is the good stuff now vegan?
When the best fried chicken restaurant in town adds hemp based vegan chick*n to their menu, you know it's something to cluck about.
Bring your plant loving friends in to give it a try - or heck, try out meat free Monday for yourself!
Local. Happy. Sustainable. Delicious
Now even more
Papanui store now open!
478 Cranford Street
Our new store is open at the top of Cranford Street and there is a lot to love about it!
Lots of car parking
Dine in, pick up or take away available
Catering & Events
Empire Chicken is your go-to spot for the best fried chicken in town.
We offer many catering options for your next event. Whether it's for your wedding, staff party, or your 21st birthday, we've got you covered.
We know that our customers want only the best, so dine in with us or we can come to you with our food truck!
Don't miss out on free food
If you're anything like us, you'll be catching yourself drooling at our fried chicken mid scroll.
Join up to our loyalty program and you will be earning points with every bite.
Our loyalty program to earn free meals, discounts and other rewards with every dollar you spend!
To earn points, simply order online for pick up, order in store with the QR codes at your table, or order over the counter and ask to sign up to loyalty. Remember to tell our staff every time you make an order to add it to your account.
Not available for delivery orders. Loyalty email needs to be the same as the email used to make your order.
Our promise to you is to deal only in the good stuff.
We're Christchurch's number one restaurant for all things fried chicken & burgers. Vegan ones too.
We know you have high expectations, and its our goal to surpass them every time - so we love your feedback!
We source local free range chicken and as many of our products from local farms or suppliers. We do this because when we give you great fried chicken, we want you to know that the effects it has on the world around us are kept as minimum as possible. Local, happy, sustainable and delicious is not just another tag line.