Lauryn England makes history as first Trans Black woman to open a restaurant in Alabama

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Lauryn England is making history with here new restaurant. (Lauryn England / Instagram)

Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe is a brand new restaurant opening in downtown Birmingham this spring. What makes this opening special? It marks the first restaurant in the state, owned and operated by an openly Trans, Black woman. Check out everything we know about the new spot and the woman behind the historic moment.

The first of its kind in Alabama

Lady E'S Chick'N Cafe
Try sweet potato pancakes at Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe. (Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe / Instagram)

There may be a plethora of chicken joints dotting the map of Alabama but what makes this new opening unique is the owner. Lauryn England, a previous hairstylist turned reality television star, decided to follow a long-time dream of hers and finally open a local wing spot.

This will be the first restaurant to open in Alabama that is owned by an openly transgender, Black woman. According to Gaye Magazine, England shared that a portion of all proceeds from Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe will go towards her upcoming kidney foundation benefiting those affected by kidney failure, dialysis and any other complications. This foundation is in honor of her father who recently had to receive kidney transplant surgery.

Who is Lauryn England

Try a taste of love in the South. (Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe / Instagram)

Before Lauryn England set out to be a restauranteur, she became well known for her time on the TV series Chasing: Atlanta and Chasing: LA. The 27-year-old musician, actor, producer and home-chef, had always dreamed of opening a wing spot.

Details on the restaurant

Lady E'S Chick'N Cafe
Dive into wings and loaded fries. (Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe / Instagram )

Lady E’ Chick’n Cafe is opening in downtown Birmingham on March 26, 2022 at 11AM. The location has yet to be disclosed, but you can follow them on Instagram to keep up with the latest news.

Here’s what we know about the food. The new spot will specialize in chicken wings with signature sauces, unique sides and several other dishes including sweet potato pancakes. As for sides, they’ll serve options including pasta salad, Cajun ranch fries, meatballs and loaded Cajun chick’n fries.

The first 50 people in line will receive a free Lady E’s T-shirt and free bottle of their “DAM HOT” hot lemon pepper wing sauce.

Are you excited for this new chicken spot in Birmingham? Let us know by tagging us on social @thebamabuzz.

Miranda Shaffer
Miranda Shaffer
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