Canadian Owned Mary Brown’s Chicken is Expanding Overseas

Canada’s largest and fastest-growing chicken quick-service restaurant, Mary Brown’s Chicken, has announced its expansion overseas with the opening of its first international restaurant in LisburnNorthern Ireland. The restaurant will be known internationally as MB Chicken. The U.K. is about to have access to MB’s delicious Signature Chicken and Taters (hand-cut potato wedges tossed in Signature recipe breading) and locally sourced methodology.

“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 on 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.

Lisburn is just the beginning of Mary Brown’s expansion plans. More locations are set to arrive 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.