Slim Chickens is the Leading Chicken Contender in 2022 
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Slim Chickens is the Leading Chicken Contender in 2022 

Slim Chickens is the Leading Chicken Contender in 2022 

Restaurant concepts cannot keep up with Slim Chickens’ exponential growth. From operating out of an Arkansas garage to becoming the leading fast casual franchise in the chicken segment, Slim Chickens’ franchise development is unmatched. Best known for its crave-worthy food and southern hospitality, the brand boasts an outstanding AUV of $3,864,513* and a robust franchise development pipeline.

As the chicken category grows increasingly popular and investment continues to swell. Slim Chickens leads the way by consistently adding numerous locations into domestic and national markets. The brand is well on its way to meet its growth goals by targeting qualified and experienced multi-unit operators to develop in prime, untapped markets.

In 2022, Slim Chickens has signed more than 120 new franchise agreements to date, bringing the total units in development to over 1,100 restaurants. This year, the brand also opened more than 35 locations in 11 new territories, all of which are driving strong unit economics.

In the U.S., Slim Chickens has entered more than 30 states since its inception and is generating monumental sales across the board. Respectively, Slim Chickens saw a 25% comp store sales growth last year, with a 43.5% increase in comp sales growth over the last four years. Moreover, the brand’s impressive 3.8 million* AUV is representative of 13.6% systemwide sales increase year over year.

Outside of the states, Slim Chickens is rapidly expanding its market position throughout the U.K. and Europe. With more than 25 open locations overseas, Boparan Restaurant Group is further spearheading the international charge with a 200-unit development deal.

“The growth we have seen across the U.S. and U.K. has been exceptional. People are monopolizing over our chicken, and it’s evident through the increasing same store sales growth year after year,” said Sam Rothschild, chief operations officer at Slim Chickens.

Aside from notable sales figures, Slim Chickens wholeheartedly values the culture at each of its locations from both a consumer and franchise development front. The brand prides itself on having southern flair, a commitment to hospitality and high-quality chicken. However, the brand’s ample efforts extend well beyond customer satisfaction. Franchisee support starts the moment a contract is signed. From training and marketing to operations and support, the Slim Chickens team serves multi-unit operators every step of the way. These systems and processes have ultimately led to its high return on investment and profitable performance for the brand’s franchisees.

This year, Slim Chickens has been recognized by numerous restaurant and franchise trade publications including QSR Magazine for being a ‘Breakout Brand of the Year’ and a ‘Top Recession-Proof Business’ by Franchise Business Review.

Slim Chickens’ momentum, strong brand reputation and global position all allude to the brand’s continued growth in the coming years.

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*AUV of Group #1 in the 2022 FDD Item 19


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Published: September 21st, 2022

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