Food and Drink

Why People Can’t Get Enough of El Jannah, and Why They Will Fight You on it

Loyalty runs deep.

El Jannah

Sydney’s infamous chicken war started when El Jannah moved in on Portuguese chicken giant Frango’s turf. Frangos was founded 25 years ago by Luis Fernandes in Petersham, while El Jannah has only been around for 16 years founded by ​​Andre and Carole Estephan . The major difference between the two? El Jannah serves Lebanese-style chicken, rather than Portuguese-style.

Still, Sydneysiders wage war on which is the best poultry purveyor. Regardless, El Jannah fans froth over the chicken, and it’s not hard to see why. 

El Jannah translates to ‘Paradise’ in Arabic, which if you were to ask its customers is the perfect way to describe the El Jannah experience. 

They hold their marinade recipe very close to the vest, but an educated guess tells us it contains lemon, salt, oil, and vinegar. The chicken is moist and intact, which could be the reason, every weekend, El Jannah stores across Sydney are packed with families, teens, and adults tucking into a roast chook, salad, and a side of chips. During the week, you will find busy parents picking up a quick and easy dinner for the family, or school students gathering in colonies to catch up over a burger.

The sides are always a hit from the garlic toum, which its customers love to lather over the blistered chicken, and tabouli, which goes great wrapped in Lebanese bread with a piece of chicken. Regardless of how you wrap or eat your El Jannah, there’s no doubt about it, people can’t get enough. El Jannah fans will fight you on all things Lebanese charcoal chicken and might have every right to.

Today, El Jannah has nine stores across Sydney, including a very popular drive-thru eatery, which opened last year. Following its quick success, El Jannah will be introducing its cult chicken to Melbourne for the first time. That’s not all, they have big plans for Melbourne, with at least four more stores across Victoria to be added over time. Sydney will also be getting a few more stores over the coming years. 

If you thought El Jannah, was just a Sydney empire, think again, they’re moving in on new territory, and its fan base is crossing borders. 

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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