Photos courtesy of Chicken N Pickle

An innovative Kansas City-based restaurant and sports business is making a thrilling expansion into the heart of Arizona, giving locals an enticing taste of the Midwest’s popular culinary and sports fusion concept. Chicken N Pickle, known for its exceptional blend of pickleball fun and delectable wood-fired rotisserie chicken, will officially swing its doors open in the bustling Westgate Entertainment District this August.

The exciting new location in Glendale will feature a whopping 11 pickleball courts. To secure a spot on the court, patrons are encouraged to make reservations up to two weeks in advance, although walk-ins are always welcome. Each court also comes equipped with a table so that guests can enjoy food and drinks while keeping an eye on the heated matches.

The centerpiece of the establishment is its fresh, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, which is available for purchase by the quarter or half. The menu, described as chef-driven, will primarily center around chicken-themed dishes, promising to deliver a memorable dining experience for food connoisseurs.

Chicken N Pickle, or CNP, originated in the Grand Cayman Islands from one man’s shared passion for wood-fire chicken and the sport of pickleball, and has quickly become a fan-favorite across the Midwest. The concept, which harmoniously unites pickleball — America’s fastest-growing sport — and a mouthwatering food selection, provides guests with an entirely unique entertainment experience.

Beyond the primary offerings of pickleball and chicken, CNP also hosts tournaments, camps, and clinics for kids and adults. It’s not just a place to dine and play; it’s a hub for team-building events, parties, and an array of other activities that keep the venue buzzing seven days a week.

Pickleball, often described as a hybrid of tennis and ping pong, is a doubles game played on a court half the size of a tennis court. Its simplified rules and approachable play style make it a hit across age groups, solidifying its status as a rapidly rising sport in the country.

Guests at CNP can look forward to not just casual play, but also competitive leagues. Divisions for men, women, and mixed groups, from beginners to advanced players, will be regularly hosted at CNP.

The new Chicken N Pickle outpost, located at 9330 W. Hanna Lane in Glendale, invites pickleball enthusiasts and food lovers alike to reserve a court and enjoy the venue’s unique offering. Regardless of the weather, the indoor courts ensure a good time is always served, justifying why pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport.

This August, get ready to enjoy a game of pickleball and savor the taste of wood-fired rotisserie chicken. For more information, visit