Dave’s Hot Chicken Makes Its Entrance into Minnesota with New Signed Franchise Agreement
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Dave’s Hot Chicken Makes Its Entrance into Minnesota with New Signed Franchise Agreement

April 07, 2022 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Dave’s Hot Chicken announced today it has inked a franchise agreement with William, Debra, Kris and Alex Humphries to open 10 locations throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, specifically Carver, Washington, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, as well as Minnetonka and North Loop.

“I’m thrilled to introduce our craveable product to Minnesota with a group of passionate and experienced operators like the Humphries family. Their ties to the area and expertise in owning and operating multiple restaurant brands and units will be key to the success of the brand in the Minneapolis area,” said Bill Phelps, CEO of Dave’s Hot Chicken. “People will soon be craving our delicious chicken in the Twin Cities, just like our other legions of fans around the country.”

“My family and I were really excited at the prospect of bringing an exciting brand like Dave’s Hot Chicken to our home in the Twin Cities area. After doing our due diligence, trying the product and meeting the brand’s leadership, we knew this was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said Kris Humphries. “Dave’s Hot Chicken checks all the boxes for the kind of restaurant brand we want to be involved with. We’re excited to see what the future holds for the brand in the Twin Cities.”

The Humphries family is well-versed in multi-unit franchising, owning and operating several Five Guys locations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2009. They are also involved as franchisees with Crisp & Green. Additionally, Kris Humphries had a 14-year career as a professional basketball player in the NBA, playing for nine teams during his career.

“The Twin Cities area has been a market we’ve been wanting to break into for some time now. Now, we’re getting to do it with a group of operators who are both excited about introducing Dave’s Hot Chicken to Minnesota and have the experience to do it successfully,” said Shannon Swenson, VP of Franchise Development at Dave’s Hot Chicken.

Specializing in hot chicken tenders and sliders, with spice levels ranging from “No Spice” to “Reaper,” each restaurant also serves sides of house-made Kale Slaw, creamy Mac & Cheese and crispy Fries or Cheese Fries.

SOURCE Dave’s Hot Chicken



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