Pudgie’s Famous Chicken, Nathan's Famous Hotdogs, and Arthur Treacher's
Pudgie’s Famous Chicken's cooks boast a wide-ranging menu of poultry-anchored meals. Their signature Pudgie's Original Skinless Fried Chicken dish is crafted from fresh halal-certified chicken that arrives in an 8-, 12-, 16-, or 20-piece batch of wings and thighs flanked by sides such as coleslaw, onion rings, and mac 'n' cheese. A healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken, Pudgie’s skinless chicken contains zero grams of trans fat and less fat and cholesterol than its counterpart. Standard buffalo wings and their boneless alter egos are dressed in various sauces, such as Teriyaki, Thai Chili, or Cajun Barbecue. The restaurant also serves large groups, catering special events such as birthday parties and Lord of the Rings extras reunions.
In tandem with Pudgie’s Famous Chicken—which shares a building with Nathan's Famous Hotdogs and Arthur Treacher's—these giants of the casual dining scene unleash a three-pronged blitzkrieg on taste buds. Dating back to 1916, Nathan's humble beginnings on the Coney Island shoreline soon gave way to international acclaim when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented Nathan's hot dogs to the king and queen of England, a last-minute replacement for the homemade rice-krispies treats his dog devoured that morning. This brush with royalty catapulted Nathan's to the upper echelon of casual eats, and the popular chain brought Arthur Treacher's along for the ride. Named after a prominent film and television actor, Treacher's helped bring fish 'n' chips to the American masses using an irresistible secret recipe that, to this day, is still locked in a vault.