Chicken Salad Chick Celebrates Opening Of First Oklahoma Restaurant

Fast casual concept to open in Broken Arrow and offers free chicken salad for a year.

AUBURN, Ala. - Sept. 12, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today the launch of its first restaurant in Oklahoma. Located in the Tulsa area at 1320 East Hillside Drive in Broken Arrow, the new restaurant will open on September 20th and marks the brand's 95th restaurant location across 10 states. The Broken Arrow restaurant kicks off a string of new market development for Chicken Salad Chick with restaurants set to debut in Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri before the end of the year.

"Expanding into a new state is a testament to our aggressive development efforts and widespread brand appeal," said Scott Deviney, CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. "Oklahoma's thriving business community continues to evolve to not only meet the needs for local businesses, but the needs and desires of the surrounding consumers as well. We are thrilled to be opening in Broken Arrow and are excited to welcome new franchise owner Molly Robinson to our team. We are confident her leadership experience and passion for the brand will take Chicken Salad Chick to new heights."

During grand opening week, guests will experience the southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:

  • Thursday, September 20 - Free Chicken Salad for a year - The first guest will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week for an entire year; the next 99 guests will receive a free large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month.* Any guest not part of the first 100 in line can make a purchase and enter to win free chicken salad for a year. **
  • Friday, September 21 - The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free 32oz. Chick tumbler.
  • Saturday, September 22 - The first 50 guests to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a free large Chick cooler.
  • Monday, September 24 - The first 50 guests at opening and the first 50 guests at 5p.m. to purchase a Chick Special will be automatically enrolled in the Free Chicken Salad of the Month Club. Each guest will receive one free small Quick Chick per month for 12 months. ***
  • Tuesday, September 25 - Trio Tuesday - Any guest to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free upgrade to a Chick Trio.

The Broken Arrow restaurant is owned and operated by first-time Chicken Salad Chick franchisee Molly Robinson. Previously a multi-unit operator of McDonalds, Robinson is an industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience in restaurant management. Realizing it was time to make a change, Robinson started looking for concepts that were centered around family and culture. After learning about Chicken Salad Chick's core values and devoted support team, she decided to open her first location in her hometown of Broken Arrow. Over the next couple years, Robinson plans to open additional locations in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas.

"Broken Arrow holds a special place in my heart, as I have wonderful memories of living here as a child," said Robinson. "It's a community that deserves quality food in a comforting atmosphere and Chicken Salad Chick provides just that. I'm proud to be opening the first restaurant in Oklahoma and am excited for the residents in Broken Arrow to experience the brand that had me hooked at first bite."

The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, 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 95 restaurants across the Southeast.

Chicken Salad Chick in Broken Arrow will be open Monday - Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com or call (918)-505-5850. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

*Eligible winners must be over 16 years of age, purchase a Chick Special and are required to download the Craving Credits app. Redemption will start 9/24.

** 10 winners will be drawn at closing on grand opening day and announced via Facebook live. Winners will receive 1 large Quick Chick per month for the next 12 months.

*** Must purchase a Chick Special, be 16 years of age or older and must download the Craving Credits app.

For more information on giveaways and specials, visit www.facebook.com/chickensaladchickbrokenarrow

About Chicken Salad Chick

Founded in Auburn, Alabama, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick's robust menu is a perfect fit for any guest. Today, the brand has 95 restaurants in 10 states and is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations. Chicken Salad Chick was recently named as one of FastCasual.com's top Movers and Shakers and one of Nation's Restaurant News 2017 Next 20 brands. The brand also ranked #37 on the 2016 Inc. list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.

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SOURCE Chicken Salad Chick

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