YaYa's Flame Broiled Chicken is a well known restaurant in mid-Michigan around Lansing and Flint. Remember when there was a YaYa's in Portage?

Though YaYa's didn't survive in the Kalamazoo area for long, the nostalgia is strong on the Vanished Kalamazoo Facebook group.

YaYa's was in the Target Plaza on South Wesnedge in Portage.

YaYa's hypes their chicken on their site like this:

gently marinated in our secret blend of natural herbs and spices. We broil them over an open flame creating the healthiest and tastiest chicken in the world!

And it is that blend of herbs and spices that puts YaYa's, for me, in a category all to itself. Plus we can pretend, can't we that since it's flame broiled and not battered and fried that it's a bit healthier.

Today YaYa's locations can be found in Flint and its suburbs, Lansing, Saginaw and Midland.

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