November 11, 2022

All the new chain restaurants calling Tampa Bay home in 2022

A recent study ranked the Tampa area among the nation's top cities in 2022 for "fast food lovers," and it's easy to see why. There are a ton of chains in Tampa Bay, and there's even more on the way.

We decided to dig through the records and find out just how many chain restaurants have opened in Tampa Bay this year, along with the ones that have signed the contracts and are on the way.

Here are all the chains calling Tampa Bay home in 2022. 
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Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque  
202 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, 813-575-0580
This popular Brooklyn-based barbecue chain opened its first Florida location last month. It’s also Mighty Quinn’s first ever drive-thru location, but also features indoor and outdoor seating. Overall, it’s a pretty straightforward menu, featuring brisket, spare ribs, chicken wings, and a variety of other typical barbecue dishes, as well as platter options allowing guests to mix and match proteins and sides.
Photo via Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque/Google

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque

202 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, 813-575-0580
This popular Brooklyn-based barbecue chain opened its first Florida location last month. It’s also Mighty Quinn’s first ever drive-thru location, but also features indoor and outdoor seating. Overall, it’s a pretty straightforward menu, featuring brisket, spare ribs, chicken wings, and a variety of other typical barbecue dishes, as well as platter options allowing guests to mix and match proteins and sides.
Photo via Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque/Google
Dave’s Hot Chicken  
Location TBA, Phone number TBA
Earlier this year, this popular Los Angeles-based chicken shop announced eight new locations in the Tampa Bay area, with outposts planned for Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties. The menu is simple and straightforward, including chicken staples, as well as mac & cheese, cheese fries and house made kale slaw. 
Photo via Dave’s Hot Chicken/Facebook

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Location TBA, Phone number TBA
Earlier this year, this popular Los Angeles-based chicken shop announced eight new locations in the Tampa Bay area, with outposts planned for Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties. The menu is simple and straightforward, including chicken staples, as well as mac & cheese, cheese fries and house made kale slaw.
Photo via Dave’s Hot Chicken/Facebook
Fatburger  
Address TBA, Phone number TBA
Fatburger is projected to come to Tampa, opening four locations within the next three years. These locations will also carry a limited menu from its wing-centric sibling brand, Buffalo’s Express. The parent company, Whole Factor Inc. intends to open locations in Orlando, as well. Besides being part of Ice’s Cube’s “Good Day,” Fatburger also offers made-to-order burgers, shakes, chicken sandwiches, sides and more.
Photo via Fatburger/Facebook

Fatburger

Address TBA, Phone number TBA
Fatburger is projected to come to Tampa, opening four locations within the next three years. These locations will also carry a limited menu from its wing-centric sibling brand, Buffalo’s Express. The parent company, Whole Factor Inc. intends to open locations in Orlando, as well. Besides being part of Ice’s Cube’s “Good Day,” Fatburger also offers made-to-order burgers, shakes, chicken sandwiches, sides and more.
Photo via Fatburger/Facebook
Torchy’s Tacos  
2314 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, Phone Number TBA
Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos is coming to St. Petersburg, though the opening date has not been released. Moving into the space that used to host Pollo Tropical, the menu features breakfast tacos, “Damn Good” tacos such as the “Trailer Park” featuring fried chicken, “Not a Taco” entrees, and sides. There will also be meatless options such as the “Mofaux” featuring beyond beef and veggies. Another location is planned for Altamonte Springs.   
Photo via 
Torchy's Tacos/Website

Torchy’s Tacos

2314 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, Phone Number TBA
Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos is coming to St. Petersburg, though the opening date has not been released. Moving into the space that used to host Pollo Tropical, the menu features breakfast tacos, “Damn Good” tacos such as the “Trailer Park” featuring fried chicken, “Not a Taco” entrees, and sides. There will also be meatless options such as the “Mofaux” featuring beyond beef and veggies. Another location is planned for Altamonte Springs.
Photo via Torchy's Tacos/Website
Raising Cane’s  
2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, Phone number TBA
Raising Cane’s is coming soon to Clearwater, across the street from Chick-Fil-A. This chicken tender chain has not yet released an opening date, but it will be facing a lot of competition. Surrounded by other chicken spots like PDQ, Chicky Chicky Bang Bang, King of the Coop, Tender Shack, Hoots, Zaxby’s and more, Clearwater is becoming tendie town.
Photo via Raising Cane’s/Facebook

Raising Cane’s

2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, Phone number TBA
Raising Cane’s is coming soon to Clearwater, across the street from Chick-Fil-A. This chicken tender chain has not yet released an opening date, but it will be facing a lot of competition. Surrounded by other chicken spots like PDQ, Chicky Chicky Bang Bang, King of the Coop, Tender Shack, Hoots, Zaxby’s and more, Clearwater is becoming tendie town.
Photo via Raising Cane’s/Facebook

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