January 18, 2017 // Franchising.com // Auburn, AL – The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation (CSCF), the non-profit organization affiliated with Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it raised over $100,000 through its third annual Coupon Book fundraiser to provide 400,000 meals to hungry families across eight states. As part of the fundraiser, the CSCF partnered with 60 participating Chicken Salad Chick locations and their respective food-related charities to sell 22,000 Chicken Salad Chick coupon books in November and December, which can be redeemed over the course of the 2017 calendar year.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the impact the CSCF has had on hungry families across the Southeast,” said Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick founder. “Over the past three years, the foundation has raised more than $250,000 for local food-related charities, providing the equivalent of 1 million meals. The continued success of this fundraiser is a true testament to the CSCF’s mission to feed the hungry, and we look forward to positively impacting the lives of those in need for years to come.”
The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, Ala., was established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her delicious recipes out of her home kitchen, she overcame that obstacle by launching her first restaurant with the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant, which quickly grew; the company now has more than 60 restaurants across the Southeast.
For more information about the CSCF, visit www.chickensaladchick.com/Foundation. For more information about Chicken Salad Chick, visit www.chickensaladchick.com. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.
The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was established by Kevin and Stacy Brown in June of 2014. As the founders of the Chick Salad Chick restaurant concept, they knew very early on they would have the opportunity to positively impact many lives. The foundation focuses on two initiatives – fighting cancer and feeding the hungry. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.
Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Chicken Salad Chick serves southern style chicken salad with heart and strives to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others every day. Today, the brand has more than 60 locations across the Southeast, and has currently sold 146 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas. The brand was recently named as the top chicken salad in the country to try in the 2015 March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as well as one of FastCasual.com’s top Movers and Shakers and one of NRN’s 2015 Breakout Brands. Chicken Salad Chick also ranked #37 on Inc.'s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.
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