September is going to be a big month for restaurant additions in Wichita, and it started this week when two new ones opened.
One is Da Chicken Shak & More at 2428 W. 13th St. Tuesday was the opening day for the restaurant, a new concept by the owners of Da Cajun Shak. It’s an order-at-the-counter place that focuses on chicken tenders with dipping sauces and will also serve the fried Cajun specialties people love at Da Cajun Shak — chicken strips, gator, shrimp, crawfish and catfish.
The restaurant had a “soft opening” last week, when friends and family and those who wandered by were invited in for a test run. Owner Chris Granger said he was more than happy with the results.
The new restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.
The other restaurant that opened this week is the long-awaited Freddy’s Frozen Custard at 3450 S. Meridian, right across from the South Branch YMCA. Freddy’s said
The restaurant is Wichita’s fifth Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (sixth if you count the kiosk that recently opened inside WSU’s Rhatigan Student Center).
The 3,095-square-foot restaurant seats 108 with more seating on the patio. It will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.