Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept Expands Presence Across the South and Offers Free Chicken Salad for A Year
Auburn, AL (RestaurantNews.com) Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it’s opening its first Mississippi restaurant in Oxford. The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, March 28 and is located at 1305 Merchants Drive in the Galleria II Shopping Center near Marshalls and Ulta. This location is owned and operated by husband-and-wife franchisee team Robin and Will Clayton.
During grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant:
“As a long-time fan and frequent customer of Chicken Salad Chick, it has always been a dream of mine to own a location. After visiting friends and family in Oxford, we knew it was the perfect market for Chicken Salad Chick with its Southern small-town charm and pleasant atmosphere,” said Robin Clayton, Oxford Chicken Salad Chick franchisee. “Our family is eager to get started spreading the ‘chick’ love with the Ole Miss community.”
Robin and Will are no strangers to the Chicken Salad Chick concept. The husband-and-wife franchisee team, who now reside in Oxford, discovered the brand seven years ago, because Robin’s sister started working at the Chicken Salad Chick corporate office. After becoming familiar with the brand’s franchising opportunities, Robin and Will decided to partner with their families to form YESSAM, LLC and bring the first restaurant into the state of Mississippi.
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 65 restaurants across the Southeast.
Chicken Salad Chick in Oxford will be open Monday – Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com, or call 662-380-5582. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.
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About Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with 12 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 65 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.