Melbourne has a long-held love affair with chicken shops. And El Jannah is a name that consistently features on people’s best-of lists.

The beloved Lebanese charcoal-chicken joint first opened in Sydney in 1998. For more than two decades the brand has cultivated its cult-like following and a raft of franchises have popped up across NSW, ACT and Victoria.

On Saturday April 27 El Jannah will open a new site in Dandenong.

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To celebrate the expansion, El Jannah is opening with a bang by offering $5 chicken meals on the Dandenong store’s opening day. With a quarter chicken cooked to juicy perfection over open charcoal fire, that famous garlic sauce, chips and a drink, it’s hard to go wrong for a fiver.

This expansion is the first of a few – locations in Niddrie, Ferntree Gully and Kensington are slated to follow in June.

Along with its signature fresh-grilled chicken and house-made garlic sauce, El Jannah will serve fan favourites, such as tender shawarma beef and tangy tabouli, across all Melbourne locations.

El Jannah opens at Shops 1–3, 26 Princes Highway, Dandenong, on Saturday April 27.

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