Spotlight: Flame Urban Chicken Grill
Join us as we talk with Flame Urban Chicken Grill, a truly unique local business here in Cleveland, Ohio.
What makes Flame Urban Chicken Grill unique?
At Flame Urban Chicken Grill we view ourselves as the superhero of fast-casual chains: superior quality and caliber. We offer a selection of fresh, delicious open flame-grilled chicken served off the grill bone-in, or in a bowl or wrap and available for eating in, taking out, or catering.
As a team, we understand the demand for a healthy alternative and have worked tirelessly to ensure that our businesses not only serve the wonderful people of Cleveland by providing delicious chicken and sides – but also benefits families by educating them on benefits of good nutrition and healthy habits.
How did your business get its start?
I worked in the restaurant business for over 10 years and saw a need for quality health options in urban areas. I spent time developing the concept and custom recipes!
Does your business have a stated mission statement, the reason that this business exists?
Flame Urban Chicken Grill’s goal is to provide quality dining and healthy food choice options in a fast-casual setting. We offer only grilled food and everything is fresh. Our anchor store is located in an area labeled a food desert due to the lack of healthy food options from other restaurants Our mission is to expand this concept as we expand more affluent areas we will seek to build stores in areas that have limited healthy food options.
What do you like most about your job?
There is a great deal of satisfaction in taking a concept to an actual restaurant. We have a loyal customer base and that is satisfying to know the concept has struck the right cord. We are creating jobs in an area that has high unemployment, and also as we grow the staff will have a chance to grow with us.
What do you like best about working in Cleveland?
Being a long-time Cleveland resident it is great to see the progress the city is making the visions for the future. There is a sense of belonging and cooperation to have success for your business and the community.
What does Keep It Local Cleveland mean to you and your business?
Keep It Local is an important part of our business. In our location, we have many customers with local schools, nonprofits, city employees, and small business owners. We regularly receive positive comments regarding our Keep It Local membership and have the sticker on the door. We also work with fellow members of Keep It Local.
Are you offering any special services right now?
We have walk-in specials of a whole grilled in the bone chicken for $9 of half chicken with rice and beans for $7.
We offer a fresh, healthy, fast, and casual option. We also participate in helping local families with nutritional education and we participate in local high school business training programs!
Check out our website here.