(HiFive Chicken)

Another fast-food fried chicken chain is coming to BC’s capital.

HiFive Chicken is ready to bring its legs, thighs, wings and breasts to downtown Victoria, opening its first-ever Vancouver Island location later this summer.

The storefront at 1483 Douglas Street, near Pandora Avenue, is currently stamped in “opening soon” signage, including contact information for those looking to apply for a job.

“We have a projected opening date of September 1st. We will be opening all over the Island over the next few years,” a spokesperson told Victoria Buzz.

Launched in 2016, HiFive is Canadian-owned with four locations across the Vancouver area, according to a post on its website

Along with Victoria, the chain also plans to open a handful of other new stores on the Mainland, including in Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond and Surrey. 

“…the company has come a long way and continues to grow. The secret to the company’s expansion is the love and care we provide to our guests,” states the post.

Locally, HiFive is joining the ranks of numerous chicken joints, including another Canadian-owned franchise coming to town in 2022.

In April, Mary Browns announced it had set its sights on two locations in Greater Victoria at Nelson Square in View Royal and the developing Colwood Corners.

With over 200 locations across the country, a Mary Browns spokesperson said the View Royal location would open this summer, with the Colwood location likely opening by the end of this year.

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