Leases  ·  Retail

Healthy Chicken Joint Expanding to Midtown


Fields Good Chicken, a fast-casual restaurant that opened its first location last year, has inked a deal for its second outpost in New York City at RFR Realty’s 275 Madison Avenue between East 39th and East 40th Streets, according to the landlord. The chicken-centric company, which serves up wraps, salads and bowls, will be in 4,066 square feet of retail space at the 375,000-square-foot building.

The restaurant is taking the space for 15 years and is slated to open in the first quarter of 2016. The asking rent in the deal was not immediately available.

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“Fields Good Chicken is a unique and distinguished concept in the [quick-service restaurant] category with an exceptional leadership team,” said Jordan Claffey, RFR’s vice president and director of retail leasing who represented the landlord in-house, in prepared remarks.

“They’ve combined the best ingredients with innovative preparation by skilled chefs, to create healthy offerings on-the-go.”

RFR last month announced it had signed Relmada Therapeutics, a pain relief-focused pharmaceutical company, to 5,790 square feet of office space at the 43-story building.  

Benjamin Birnbaum, Marc Frankel and Jeffrey Roseman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Field Good Chicken. The chicken joint opened its first location in the Financial District at 101 Maiden Lane between Pearl and Gold Streets in June 2014. It’s planning to continue expanding, according to a press release from RFR. An NGKF spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment.

This is the second of two retail leases RFR announced this morning. The landlord also signed Los Angeles-based Brandy Melville, a woman’s clothing retailer, signed a lease for 1,600 square feet at 90 Fifth Avenue between West 14th and West 15th Streets. Alan Napack from Cushman & Wakefield represented the clothing company in its deal. The retailer is taking that space for roughly two and a half years, and is set to open this month.