The finishing touches are being put on a transformation project that has revamped an old gas station and coffee shop into the Utica-area's newest restaurant.

Chickenlicious is preparing to open on River Road, straddling the Utica and Marcy line, at what was once a gas station/convenience store and Dunkin Donuts.

New restaurant set to open on River Road between Utica and Marcy, NY, (TSM July 2022)
New restaurant set to open on River Road between Utica and Marcy, NY, at the site of what once was a gas station/convenience store and a Dunkin' Donuts (TSM July 2022)
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What's It Called?

If you've never heard of it before, it's because you've never heard of it before!

WIBX 950 caught up with co-owner Muhamed Dautovic of Utica who said Chickenlicious is not a chain, but a 'first of its kind' offering much more than just chicken sandwiches.

New restaurant set to open on River Road between Utica and Marcy, NY, (TSM July 2022)
New restaurant set to open on River Road between Utica and Marcy, NY, (TSM July 2022)
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Chicken wings, fish fries, and even ice cream will be included on the menu, Dautovic said. And, among the beverage options, you'll find at Chickenlicious is Utica Coffee.

The new restaurant is planning to open its doors on August 8, he said, serving eat-in, take-out, and a drive-thru.

Drive-thru window at Chicken Licious, new restaurant set to open between North Utica and Marcy. (TSM JULY 20220)
Drive-thru window at Chicken Licious, new restaurant set to open between North Utica and Marcy. (TSM JULY 20220)
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