Stacy Brown has long been on a quest to find the perfect chicken salad. One day she had an epiphany: Everyone’s notion of the ideal chicken salad is completely different! The stay-at-home mom set to work perfecting her own recipe, recruiting her family and neighbors to taste-test, before arriving at the one.
Once Stacy had the chicken salad that made her family and friends say “mmm, yes ma’am,” she started dropping off examples of her creation in teachers’ lounges and hair salons, and after that began selling door-to-door. Orders poured in; Chicken Salad Chick Locations came to be. One day Stacy received a telephone call from Stan with the Lee County Health Department, who told her the house business was illegal. Along with her chicken salad still on the go, Stacy and her husband, Kevin Brown, were motivated to open up up a carry-out only, humble yet honest-to-goodness restaurant where they could spread joy, enrich lives, and serve others. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
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The Near Future is Bright
Under the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney, along with Eagle Merchant Partners and Chairman of the Board Russ Umphenour, franchising has taken off in a major way. Chicken Salad Chick boasts 95 restaurants across 10 states and can grow to 100 by the end of 2018. We are offering craveable, made-from-scratch meals served from your heart to guests through the entire South, and they are well on our method to be “America’s Favorite Location for Chicken Salad.”
Discover What’s Going On at Chicken Salad Chick
Have you heard? Chicken Salad Chick is proud to get been featured on several media outlets throughout the South, as well as nationally. We ranked 37 on the Inc. 5000 set of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, which gained the interest of QSR Magazine, Restaurant Magazine, Franchising.com, and CNBC among others. Our Chicken Salad Chick Foundation events, including Music & Miracles and Teeing Off On Cancer fundraisers, have likewise made headlines. There’s always something fresh and new happening on the Chick.
hicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, launched its winter menu today featuring a whole new, limited-time curry chicken salad, four soups along with a cranberry apple salad. The brand new chicken salad features authentic Indian curry seasoning and golden raisins and inspired the Cuddle Approximately Curry promotion. In addition, Chicken Salad Chick is ckrakm its limited time offer of the Cranberry Apple Salad through winter, and it’s four soup flavors are featured, including Broccoli & Cheddar, Loaded Potato, Chicken Tortilla and Chicken Artichoke Florentine.
“Curry has such a rich flavor that is associated with warmth, which is perfect for winter,” said Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick founder. “Whenever we asked our guests recently what they’d like to find out from Chicken Salad Chick within the New Year, they told us to help keep dressing their preferred chicken salad with new and exciting flavors. So we’re thrilled to introduce the brand new flavor to the loyal guests and expand on our chicken salad selection with all the Cuddle approximately Curry winter promotion.”