You had us at "Southern fried and fire-roasted."

Waldo's Chicken & Beer officially opens today at 4221 Warden Road in North Little Rock in the former Carino’s space.

The fast-casual menu is packed with can't-miss hits featuring your choice of fried or roasted chicken. Expect fresh takes on wings, tenders, sandwiches and salads, plus eight different house sauces, classic Southern sides and their signature cheese biscuits. The lineup also includes a mix of local, regional and imported beers both in cans and on tap.

The Waldo's interior offers space for up to 70 diners, as well as a 650-square-foot patio, a full-service bar, lots of TVs and dual drive-thru lanes.

This is the fifth Waldo's location, the first in Arkansas and the second owned by JTJ Restaurants. JTJ is the local group behind Petit & Keet, Cypress Social and Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Arkansas.

“We’re excited to finally bring Waldo’s to central Arkansas," says  JTJ president Tommy Keet. "With every restaurant concept, we make a commitment to set the bar for exceptional dining experiences by consistently elevating our standards both in service and food. We promise to keep this commitment as we expand this unique brand and we’re thrilled to share it with our community.”

For more info and a look at the full menu, check out the Waldo's website. Follow the NLR location on Facebook and Instagram for the latest.