Galito’s Flame-Grilled Chicken will be taking over the spot that was formerly home to Nirvana Reflexology Spa at 15918 Shady Grove Road in the Shady Grove Center (shopping center that is home to The Melting Pot).
The restaurant offers chicken with “bold African flavors” and has been compared to international fast-casual restaurant Nando’s Peri Peri.
Galito’s currently operates in over 16 countries, with more than 150 stores– across Africa into Malaysia, Pakistan, the UAE, India and Canada. This will be the South African chain’s first restaurant in the United States.
Per the Galito’s website:
Founded by Louis Germishuys in the sleepy town of (then-named) Nelspruit in 1996, Galito’s has been consistently expanding in South Africa as well as opening international markets.
Our unique flame-grilled, fiery, bold African flavour remains at the heart of our success no matter how far from home you find us.
We serve 100% flame-grilled chicken, marinated with only the best ingredients, in a range of flavours – lemon and herb, mild, hot, and extra hot piri-piri.
Consistently delicious chicken has ensured that, for over 20 years, our guests keep coming back for more.
No opening date has been provided, but construction has started.