June 05, 2017 // Franchising.com // Auburn, AL - Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Georgia with its first location in Gainesville. The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, June 13 and is located at 1122 Dawsonville Highway. This location is owned and operated by new franchisee team Bob and Penny Wiggins, and marks the 70th Chicken Salad Chick restaurant to open across the Southeast.
During grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant:
The Wiggins bring 20 years of restaurant industry experience to the Chicken Salad Chick family. In addition to their prior experience, Bob Wiggins was also involved in the commercial real estate industry. Their first taste of Chicken Salad Chick came after Penny Wiggins and founder Stacy Brown met on a trip to Florida seven years ago. After learning more about the brand’s inspiring story, the Wiggins’ were sold on the unique concept and made the business decision to return back to the restaurant industry. As Georgia natives, Bob and Penny are very involved in the local community and reside in Cartersville with their seven children and 12 grandchildren.
“Prior to our introduction to the Chicken Salad Chick concept, we had no plans on returning to the restaurant industry following two decades as restaurant owners and operators,” said Bob Wiggins. “After witnessing the brands tremendous growth rate and ongoing success, we realized there was a great opportunity with the emerging company and were excited to jump back into the industry. The demographics and growing economy in the Gainesville market make it the perfect location for a concept like Chicken Salad Chick, and we’re thrilled to be joining the family. We look forward to opening our doors and introducing the same impeccable hospitality, southern culture and unique dining experience that attracted us to brand with the local Gainesville community and residents for many 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 70 restaurants across the Southeast.
Chicken Salad Chick in Gainesville will be open Monday - Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com, or call 678-971-1640. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.
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Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with over a dozen 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 70 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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