Graffiti Spirits Group, the Liverpool-based operator, is launching a new concept, a gourmet fried chicken shop and hidden retro gaming arcade.
16 Bit Chicken will replace Graffiti’s Slim’s Pork Chop Express on Seel Street.
It will serve fried chicken pieces and burgers for takeaway and eta-in, during the day and into the early hours.
The retro arcade will be hidden at the back of the site, with 16 different games machines including Pac Man, Point Blank, Time Crisis and Golden Axe.
Matt Farrell, co-founder of the group, said: “16 Bit Chicken will be the first of its kind in Liverpool. We’re combining morish takeaway food with a retro arcade that will take our guests on a journey, harking back to the days where these games were really popular.
“Seel Street is packed with bars and restaurants so 16 Bit Chicken will be ideal for a late night bite or for an alternative way to spend the night with friends and family.”
Graffiti recently launched Duke Street Food and Drink Market, which features six independent food businesses, a flagship restaurant and three bars.
The development has been led by of Farrell and Graffiti co-founder John Ennis, with Alexander Bennett, Joshua Marco and Simon Marco, from food and drink operator, Urban Food & Drink.
It will house a 50-cover showpiece restaurant, Pilgrim , which appeared on BBC2’s My Million Pound Menu earlier this year.
Traders include Cinder, which will specialise in open wood fire cooking, and Cucina di Vincenzo, a family operated Italian restaurant based on Woolton Road, which will be serving up pasta and pinsa dishes.
Ginger is a new bowl food concept devised by 60 Hope St founders, Colin and Gary Manning, which will offer classic dishes from the East Asia, including salt and pepper squid, Japanese katsu curry and Korean bipimbap.
Making up the line-up is Bone and Block, who specialise in sharing joints of beef; Indigo Greens, which does vegan versions of the classics like the full English and fish and chips; and Finca, which is known for its Cubana sandwiches.